re: What are your computer’s specs? Which specs are particularly important to you? VIEW POST


I'm going to not even look at @steveblue 's setup (or attempt to look any further than the comment box), lest I get unbearable tech envy...

Anyway, my current personal laptop is an HP ENVY 15t-j100 (over 5.5 years old now). 16 GB DDR3 RAM, 2.4 GHz Core i7. On-board Intel HD graphics. 1 TB SSD (I will probably never do that again lol).

Used to run Windows 10. Currently running Kubuntu 19.04. I've seen some people say Plasma is a resource hog, but it's super lightweight compared to Windows 10 (including general application resource usage), so I'm happy with that.

Only thing I will say about this laptop is that the screen colors kind of have an extra bluish tint I couldn't even get rid of on Windows 10 via Intel's display adjustment tools. It's not nearly as easy to adjust on Kubuntu either, but it's bearable. Just don't try to do professional design work on the built-in monitor and you'll be good.


Oh, I'll also add that I've never been able to get my laptop's build-in HD sound to work correctly on Linux (it's Beats Audio, from I think before Apple bought them). The sound is just standard, which definitely does stink.

I've tried playing with the pin settings via some software recommended on multiple forums, but it would always result in the sound not working at all until reboot (which, really, caused the changes I was playing with to revert anyway). And even then for a little while after, my speakers would pop occasionally, especially when I was switching between Kubuntu and Windows 10 while dual-booting up until months ago.

If anyone here happens to have any suggestions, I'm willing to at least look into them.

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