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August 09, 2021

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  • So, my new laptop arrived this morning - the Dell Inspiron 14 7000. It's not physically impressive; it's small, and light, and completely silent. The keyboard is perfectly fine, with decent travel and no noticeable flex. The screen is clear, sharp, and vibrant, without being aggressive about it. I plugged it in, and when I checked a while later, it was fully charged.

    It has an 11th-generation Intel laptop chip, which are rather better than their desktop counterparts. And Nvidia MX350 graphics, which are not much faster than the latest Intel Xe integrated graphics but do offer an extra 2GB of dedicated VRAM.

    Oh, and it has a tiny physical camera shutter, so you don't need electrical tape. Basically, there's nothing to complain about. Everything works just like it should.

    They just discontinued that model.


  • Screw you, Microsoft Edge. (Charles Petzold)

    Almost as soon as Microsoft shipped Windows they started think up ways to ruin it. They keep trying to shove ads into it, and people always, always hate it, and they have to take them out again.

    This time - as the title suggests - it's not Windows itself but the Edge browser. Same deal, though. To be useful, an operating system or a browser must be a neutral platform. Anything else is cancer. Or maybe anthrax.




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