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Old 05-31-2018, 12:37 PM
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For quite a few years, my daily driver laptop has been a Fujitsu Lifebook P-1630. I absolutely love this form factor, and don't want a "typical" laptop or tablet.

9" touchscreen, convertible tablet style. Intended to run Windows, though I've been running Linux on it exclusively for over a decade, currently the latest version of Lubuntu. The biggest draw to me is that it's a full blown laptop, with a proper keyboard, USB ports, headphone/mic jacks, VGA out, Ethernet port, SD card reader, etc...just really small. With the standard battery in it, I can actually shove it into a largo cargo pocket on my pants (though it's not exactly comfortable to walk around with it like that all day long, lol).

Sadly, it's low enough on the hardware specs that it has difficulty running some of the programs I need for work, and even just general internet browsing/downloading is pretty slow at times. I've been looking for something similar to it that's new today, without any luck.

Wondering if someone else may know of anything? I really don't want to go the tablet route, because I want a permanently attached keyboard. I don't necessarily need the touchscreen function, though it is handy at times. But I do need proper USB ports, and something that either comes out of the box running Linux, or Windows (honestly, I haven't kept up on Windows since 7, so I don't know if some of the new versions of Windows are replaceable or not). And I'm still wanting to stay with this super small size, as in less than a 10" screen.
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Old 05-31-2018, 01:13 PM
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:39 PM
Location: Vallejo
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No idea. As far as small form factor, the industry has sort of settled around 11". Not much available below that, lots available at 11". 11" might not be much larger due to the straight out of 2005 bezel/screen ratios and that you can't really fit anything resembling a usable keyboard without an 11" display nowadays.
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