User talk:MrNuke/LTS Candidates
This page contains a series of potential candidates for a new Long-Term SUpport laptop.
- 1 Requirements:
- 2 15.6" screen candidates
- 3 14.0" screen candidates
- 4 13.3" screen candidates
- 5 11.6" screen candidates
- 6 Rating system
- 7 Possible issues
All blobs can be replaced with reasonable effort. The project does not have to start out RYF, but it must be possible to replace RYF-offending components (blobs) in a reasonable timeframe. For example, a VGA BIOS could be replaced with native init, whereas ME firmware cannot. All Intel-based systems are disqualified on this basis.
Won't come apart in the first years of use. It must be built to last.
Expected to be manufactured in large quantities, sold for at least 2 years. The idea is that there should be a large number of these systems around for years to come.
Must be attractive enough as a piece of hardware to attract users. It must be more than just a novelty item, and should serve reasoably well as a day-to-day laptop.
15.6" screen candidates
HP Probook 655 G1
|Beefy||A10-5750M||4 x 2.5||$ 1080||1.0|
|Bacony||A8-5550M||4 x 2.1||$ 810||0.84|
|Vegetarian||A4-5150M||2 x 2.7||$ 650||0.54|
HP ProBook 455 G1
|Bacony||A8-5550M||4 x 2.1||$ 600||0.84|
|Grinded||A6-5350M||2 x 2.9||$ 540||0.58|
|Vegetarian||A4-5150M||2 x 2.7||$ 500||0.54|
HP 255 G2
|Grinded||A6-5200||4 x 2.0||$ 590||0.80|
|Vegetarian||A4-5000||4 x 1.5||$ 500||0.60|
14.0" screen candidates
HP ProBook 645 G1
|Beefy||A10-5750M||4 x 2.5||$ 1070||1.0|
|Bacony||A8-5550M||4 x 2.1||$ 800||0.84|
|Vegetarian||A4-5150M||2 x 2.7||$ 640||0.54|
13.3" screen candidates
Samsung Chromebook 2
|Vegetarian||Exynos||8 x ??||$ ???||??|
11.6" screen candidates
HP 215 G1
|Grinded||A6-1450||4 x 1.4||$ 470||0.56|
|Vegetarian||A4-1250||4 x 1.0||$ 400||0.40|
HP Chromebook 11
- Beefy: Expected to have great performance and responsiveness
- Bacony: Expected to have reasonable performance
- Grinded: Expected to be usable; possibly outperforms chromebooks
- Vegetarian: Expected to be have chromebook-like performance.
(*) NRBSPU is a Normalized Relative BS Performance Unit, which shall be taken to represent a non-scientific relative performance number between CPUs. It's most likely worthless.
These CPUs use a PowerVR graphics core. The specification is closed and there are currently no free drivers for the graphics part.
The integrated graphics processors in these APUs require non-free microcode to work. It is unclear if the display can function without such microcode.