First post in a while… been rather preoccupied!
Anyway, I am wondering if anyone here has any personal-ish experience with Tuxedo computers?
I am taking a new position in Europe soon, and my lab is going to splurge on a new laptop for me, seeing as how my 6 year old Alienware 17 finally passed away into digital afterlife. Since I use GNU/Linux fulltime (I don’t even dual-boot anymore), I figured that instead of getting another Alienware and installing GNU/Linux on it, and messing around with drivers (bumblebee!!) etc., I might as well just get specialist hardware! This is where it gets complicated because of E.U. import taxes (trust me… try importing shit into E.U., and the experience will change your life!)! Unfortunately, my lab doesn’t pay import duties, which is on my pockets!
I had my eyes set on the System 76 Bonobo WS, for two reasons primarily – (a) the possibility of a GTX 1070 SLI, which Tuxedo does not offer, and (b) System 76’s custom drivers.
But I don’t want to pay 600 Euros in the way of GST, so I am considering this model from Tuxedo – Tuxedobook XUX708
I am wondering :
What’s their driver situation like? Is it on the same level as System 76’s… reliable etc.? If anyone has any experience, I would be glad for the input.
Is the 1070 SLI worth the hassle, given micro-stuttering and driver optimization complexities? Just for background info, and to avoid getting into the details of my labwork, think of the “purpose” in terms of running high-demand/graphically intensive games. I know the GTX 1080 is probably gonna be more than sufficient for most things you can do on a laptop, even a workstation laptop, but since I won’t be paying for it I am kinda curious about the performance gains with a SLI 1070.
Thanks for the responses in , advance! Hope the community’s been well and thriving!