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💻 2015 Dell Latitude E7240 (Linux Fedora 37) Laptop
This is a small and lightweight laptop with a touchscreen. Under the hood it has 8GB of RAM and an SSD so it's fast enough for daily use. Though it's several years old already, this Dell is extremely reliable and easy-to-repair.
NOTE! This laptop doesn't overheat but can run pretty hot. Therefore, it's best used on a desk and not your lap!
NOTE! The battery on this used laptop is untested and probably won't hold a charge for very long.
These are photos of the actual unit for sale.
No cracks, lines, or dead pixels. Touchscreen tested and working.
No keys missing, some wear and some smudging on the right arrow key.
Ports seen on the back:
- 19vdc power inlet
Ports seen on this side:
- 3.5m headset
Showing heat exhaust and wifi on/off switch.
Some dings and scuffs
Some pads missing, some replaced
Linux is an open-source operating system, offering increased privacy and security. Linux computers receive security updates for decades and are easier to maintain, repair, and upgrade. This makes them immune from planned obsolescence. Linux computers are virtually immune to viruses too.
Why would you switch to linux? You might be concerned about how windows tracks you. Or maybe you're tired of buying a new mac every few years when your battery stops working? Maybe you don't want to see ads in your filemanager. Or you just don't like that it's possible for anyone to inject ads and trackers on a computer you paid for.
Linux comes in various distributions. These might be more or less user-friendly or customizable. They can come with different desktop environments which determine the appearance of the interface.
Gnome is a mac-like desktop environment. It features a unified menu bar and applications dock. Gestures make it easy to open apps or switch workspaces. Anyone coming from a mac will fill at home with gnome. It's also a great pick for touchscreen displays.
Fedora is a linux distribution that is very stable and user-friendly. It comes with an easy-to-use "app store" called the software center that will install thousands of free apps in a single click.
- 2022-07: Diagnostics (pass)
- 2022-09-04: BIOS updated (A29)
- 2023-02-07: Installed OS (Linux Fedora 37 Gnome)
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