Thinkpad E14 Gen 3

lo-tech | 19 October 2021, 00:31 | :: | Leggi tutto | Commenti

After a lifetime with second hand Thinkpads, and after the sad demise of my x210, for the first time I purchased a brand new laptop. Went with the new AMD based E14 Gen 3, because it’s powerful, looks good, is (relatively) upgradable, and I can’t bring myself to spend more than £500 on a laptop. With the current prices and limited availability of upgradable second hand models, it seemed the obvious thing to do.
The trend towards soldered RAM and WLAN creates a two-tier second hand market: non-upgradable laptops with 8Gb of RAM can be had inexpensively, laptops with 16Gb and over of soldered RAM attract a premium and their price approximates that of a new machine (the few fully upgradable laptops, such as the L14, are frankly unacceptable in terms of size, weight and screen-to-body ratio, or too expensive, such as the P series). This trend will end up marginally boosting manufacturers’ profits, will create even more e-waste and goes in the exact opposite direction of sustainability. Despite my best intentions, I’ve been a victim of this situation.

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