If there's anything in particular that I'm learning about WFH with extensive video calls, it's that my ancient X220i laptop isn't quite machine enough for my green-screen adventures in making work video calls more entertaining.
And yes, I _am_ looking at small form factor/ultra small form factor refurb'd PCs on ebay, how did you guess?
looks like paid endorsement, it isn't, I just like my laptop
@MatStace for micro laptops, try the gpd pocket, maybe.
For a super-cheap indestructible "eh, good enough" laptop, I have the HP ProBook x360 11 g4 EE (that's a mouthful)
Mine has been good enough for daily use. My only complaints are the weird driver support, and the less than full hd screen resolution.
The touchscreen is very responsive, it's very functional.
it's designed to be a laptop indestructible enough for schools to issue to students. What's sort of funny about it is that you might find it in roundup lists of tough laptops next to briefcase style ruggedized laptops.
They can be found online for $300-$400. I got mine refurbished for around $300.
Mine doesn't like to hold a charge if I put it to sleep or hibernation mode by closing the screen. If I don't actually click "shut down" then the battery will drain itself while it's asleep/hibernating. your mileage may vary.
re: looks like paid endorsement, it isn't, I just like my laptop
@Anarkat I's love a GPD Pocket, but I'm over-burdened with gadgets and toys at the moment, so it's on the back burner.
I'm actually looking into the SFF desktops at the moment, I like my X220 for cheap good enough laptop (this one cost me £80, plus the SSD that I moved from my old dead one), but it's struggling a bit as a streaming box with doing chroma-key/scene switching things, so I want a small, more powerful box I can hide away under my desk
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.