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I remember being a little too hyped over the Pinebook Pro a few months ago and almost getting one, as it looked like a cheap and promising device I could use to test the state of GNU/Linux desktops again, after switching to macOS 6 years ago. But they went out of stock, and then corona happened, which complicated logistics and made these laptops impossible to get for a few months.

I’ve recently come across a few long term reviews like this that conclude that the computer maybe wasn’t that good, due to either specs or quality of the hardware itself (keyboard, screen...). So now, I don’t know what to think. Feels like I’ve dodged a bullet.

Keyboard and screen are great IMO, but I am coming from a Macbook Pro (butterfly keyboard) and Thinkpad T430.

The RAM is low, so you will need to take that into account and decide if it is enough for you.

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