Started by fox, February 09, 2023, 07:14:46 AM
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Quote from: Jason on February 12, 2023, 06:03:06 AM....Additionally, in Ubuntu and other distros, there should be a choice of what happens when you close the lid. It's perfectly safe to have the lid closed while it's left on. When my desktop wasn't working, I used my Toshiba laptop for about 1 1/2 years with the lid closed and an external monitor, mouse and keyboard. It annoyed me to have the laptop lid open when I wasn't going to use its features. I did shut it down when I went to bed but otherwise, it was on. You should be doing the same, Mr. Environment. Your battery will last longer, too, for when you actually need it unless you're leaving it plugged in anyway. You may also have an option in BIOS/EUFI to choose what happens when you close the lid. It may be under display settings.It's not quick but if you want the system returned to the state it was, you could try using hibernate mode or hibernate-sleep. Since it's powering down the machine after saving the RAM to disk, it'll take longer to load (maybe slightly longer than a fresh boot), but it's more likely to work. The mixed hibernate-sleep mode probably won't show up in Linux as an option (at least graphically) but hibernate might be. It tends to require a swapfile which you can create after an install if you didn't when you installed it.....
Quote from: fox on February 12, 2023, 07:20:58 AMAs for leaving it on all the time, that makes no sense to me the way I use it. The laptop is a secondary device to me; I may not use it again for days or even weeks sometimes. So I'm going to continue to shut it off when I have no likelihood of using it again that day.
Quote from: Jason on February 13, 2023, 10:04:07 AMIf you're looking for advice, I'd go with the older model. You'll get a longer life out of it in case the drive fails. It could be fine but it's really hard to predict. Could happen tomorrow, could happen in 5 years. I'm sure last year's model is fine. Unless your current model is doing fine, then why get a new one?
Quote from: Jason on February 14, 2023, 08:20:32 AM....The webcam on the bottom of the display is very unusual. I've never seen that before.8 GB should be plenty of RAM for most things, Windows included. But maybe you run some programs that are heavy? Is the RAM soldered on, too? Regarding the smaller SSD, if you find yourself running out, it's likely due to data files which you can transfer to a portable drive. How much disk space are you using now?
Quote from: Jason on February 14, 2023, 08:28:57 AMI don't have any experience with how well it works but have you tried this tool for choosing a laptop?https://www.laptopmag.com/laptop-finder
Quote from: ssfc72 on February 14, 2023, 10:19:31 PMNice! Does the 2020 year model XPS have lots of usb ports?....
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