Bought: November 2023 during Black Friday sale for £1,323.00 to be Ciro Santilli's main personal laptop.
Six years after, and we are 2x on every key spec (except processor Hz ;-) at about 1/2 the price and 1/2 the weight (though smaller 14" screen for greater portability), so not bad! Customized to max out each hardware spec:
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 7840U Processor (3.30 GHz up to 5.10 GHz)
  • Operating System: No Operating Systemselected upgrade
  • Operating System Language: No Operating System Languageselected upgrade
  • Microsoft Productivity Software: None
  • Memory: 64 GB LPDDR5X-6400MHz (Soldered)selected upgrade. Specs at: quotes "64 Gbps", i.e. 8 GB/s. dd count=1M if=/dev/zero of=tmp gives only 255 MB/s however.
  • Solid State Drive: 2 TB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe Gen4 Performance TLC Opalselected upgrade
  • Display: 14" WUXGA (1920 x 1200), IPS, Anti-Glare, Touch, 45%NTSC, 300 nits, 60Hz
  • Graphic Card: Integrated Graphics
    The Ubuntu 23.10 "About system GUI describes its graphics as: Radeon 780M Graphics × 16, which e.g. documents as running the RDNA 3 microarchitecture.
  • Camera: 1080P FHD RGB/IR Hybrid with Microphone
  • Color: Thunder Black
  • Factory Color Calibration: No Factory Color Calibration
  • Wireless: Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6E NFA725A 2x2 AX & Bluetooth® 5.1 or above
  • Integrated Mobile Broadband: No Wireless WAN
  • Ethernet: Wired Ethernet
  • Near Field Communication: No NFC
  • Fingerprint Reader: Fingerprint Reader
  • Keyboard: Black - English (EU)selected upgrade
  • Battery: 4 Cell Li-Polymer 52.5Whselected upgrade
  • Power Cord: 65W USB-C Slim 90% PCC 3pin AC Adapter - UKselected upgrade
  • Electronic Privacy Filter: No ePrivacy Filter
  • Adobe Elements: None
  • Adobe Acrobat: None
  • Adobe Creative Cloud: None
  • Security Software: None
  • Cloud Security Software: No Cloud Security Software
  • Warranty: 3 Year Courier or Carry-in
Upon arrival:
  • Weight: 1490 g
  • Charger weight: 323 g
  • Firmware according to sudo dmidecode -t bios:
    Vendor: LENOVO
    Version: R2FET33W (1.13 )
    Release Date: 09/08/2023
Buy research:
2024-01-17: firmware update:
Vendor: LENOVO
Version: R2FET36W (1.16 )
Release Date: 10/24/2023
Actually fixed performance mode:
On Ubuntu 23.10, under Settings > Displays, Mirror works, but "Join" does not allow to Apply with message:
Changes Cannot be Applied. This could be due to hardware limitations.
Works on X Window System, it is a Wayland bug.
glmark2 -b build:duration=3:model=horse

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