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So this series will have a garbage ending. Aww...
[[SPOILER]] Time to watch everything else. Edit: beginning of newest rolling girls is already hilarious.
Henceforth "have/will be certified." I think Dell's Dev Blog officially announced that they would be releasing a XPS 13 (2015) Project Sputnik (basically the Developer Edition which has Ubuntu preinstalled). It cuts off a nice $100 off of the price tag usually so I can get an i5, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD all for $1000.
XPS 13 auto adjusting backlight can be disabled in BIOS if I remember correctly.
I just happened to mention it. I never use a SD card, it's just an advantage on paper. XPS 13 apparently has horrendous out of the box Linux support, so I would absolutely have to wait for the Project Sputnik version. Looks like ThinkPad it is.
Hm...new laptop debate is XPS 13 (2015) vs X1 Carbon (3rd Gen). Hmmmm...   Both are/will be Ubuntu certified, so things get tricky.   Lenovo has 1 more USB port but XPS has SD card reader. XPS has smaller screen, but also much smaller form factor.
3rd gen, although the 2nd gen is available as well and since it's 1 behind, it offers 256GB M.2 SSD, an i7-4600U, and the qHD IPS Touchscreen for $1050. (-_-") The HD 550 actually has a nice improvement over the HD 4400 but it's not like I'm playing games on this. CPU performance between an i5-5300U and i7-4600U is identical basically, with the i7 being only a smidge ahead (since unlike in desktops, i5 and i7 mobile ULV chips both are 2 cores 4 threads). The only thing...
This money is only valid till the beginning of this summer, aka I won't be able to touch Skylake which is the end of summer. It's more of a split in form factor vs. battery life, which sounds weird but I assure you it's a problem here.
I'm not paying a cent. Lets keep that in mind.
Alright guys, X1 Carbon (2015) or T450s (2015)?   Why? This:   http://dealnews.com/Lenovo-X-Series-Laptops-35-to-50-off-free-shipping/1302190.html   It says X series only but prices for all ThinkPad laptops are generally lower with this Lenovo Perks offer.   I'm somewhat leaning towards the X1 Carbon but that is only because of its form factor and qHD screen resolution. The T450s has longer battery life but is thicker by ~5 mm.
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