Battery and hard drive upgrades et al.
#31
All of your stated use cases the Pinebook Pro will be good enough for. You might have to get an nvme drive to have enough storage but hey.

Resist the urge to tinker with the OS, buy a USB eMMC reader just in case and you should be okay. My only concern is parts availability in 10 years time. I can still get thinkpad parts a decade on because they're manufactured in the billions but not so for the PBP.
#32
(09-16-2019, 02:20 PM)CampGareth Wrote: All of your stated use cases the Pinebook Pro will be good enough for. You might have to get an nvme drive to have enough storage but hey.

Resist the urge to tinker with the OS, buy a USB eMMC reader just in case and you should be okay. My only concern is parts availability in 10 years time. I can still get thinkpad parts a decade on because they're manufactured in the billions but not so for the PBP.

I am inclined to agree with you. I have run GIMP/Scribus/Inkscape/Audacity, Emacs, browsers et al on really modest systems and they run fine and the file sizes generated are relatively small. A machine with four gigs of RAM ought to hardly break into a sweat. Storage would be a non-issue for file sizes, except for photos. Music can be played with CMUS, which is light weight enough. Maybe something can be done with the SD slot. I am thinking about Stallman and how he used to use a LEMOTE for day-to-day computing...


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