System 76 Thelio

Discussion in 'Alternatives to Mac Hardware' started by macgeek18, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    Anyone else excited about this release? These machines are crazy nice and with openhardware. The Mac Mini was updated and then these crazy beautiful machines came out today. I just listed my two Ryzen 7 1700 PCs for sale. I want a new Mac Mini and a Thelio!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Seems a bit over priced and tbh, the wooden enclosure doesn't really fit. Definitely not my style. I do like the concept, and if I was all in with Linux, this would be a temptation, but like years past, Linux does not have the apps I want/need. I use Linux at work, for various tasks but its not something I have a need for at home.
     
  3. Mikael H macrumors 6502a

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    luxury (lŭgˈzhə-rē, lŭkˈshə-)

    • n.
      Something inessential but conducive to pleasure and comfort.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    The issue is that those machines are not luxurious
     
  5. SDColorado Contributor

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    I love that they are built right here in Denver, CO and recall reading about them previously, maybe in that BuiltinColorado group. I kind of forgot about them since I don't use Linux. The thought behind the 76 part of the name was a bit goofy imho, but otherwise nice stuff :)
     
  6. Mikael H macrumors 6502a

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    No, but they are something you can spend ”unnecessary” amounts of money on if they tickle your fancy, which coincides with the definition of the word. :)
     
  7. SDColorado Contributor

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    Or they could also be retail therapy buys :)

    "Retail therapy is shopping with the primary purpose of improving the buyer's mood or disposition. Often seen in people during periods of depression or transition, it is normally a short-lived habit. Items purchased during periods of retail therapy are sometimes referred to as 'comfort buys' "
     

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