Ok, so i’ve been reading teh interwebz trying to decide which laptop to buy … ended up with a choice of two:
- Aero 15x v8
MSI currently has the lead because it is supposed have better build quality and better and quieter thermal solution but it has an important drawback for me, which is flipped mobo as i tend to clean vents 2-4 times per year and i like it if it takes less than 10 min to do it. (i can clean and repaste my current Aorus X3 in about 7 min).
I have my laptops on Linux (Manjaro) for work related development most of the time and only switch to Windblows a few times a week to scratch my gaming itch. I plan to try kvm with looking-glass for gaming but i can live with dual boot.
So my question is are there any other issues with these two laptops i should be aware of in terms of linux incompatibility and performance issues?
If anyone is running any of these two systems with looking glass for gaming i would appreciate the feedback.
If anyone has an alternative suggestion for a laptop, criteria is:
- 15.6 or less
- FHD (whoever thought 4k on a laptop is a good idea needs a mental checkup)
- 8th gen intel (EDIT: no ryzen as it conflicts with thunderbolt 10x @TheOtherDave)
- m2 nvme
- decent thermal solution (preferably less noise than an airplane takeoff)
- second m2 (can be sata)
- easy to take apart
- physical RJ45
and be gentle … it’s my first time … posting on L1Tech that is