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Re: [tlug] Looking for small form-factor desktop or inexpensive laptop

I know companies like Zotac and ASRock make mini PCs which might work and are reputable. Then there's always the MacMini...

4GB Pi 4 may be the solution depending on what the task is, or rather how many tasks you'd be doing at once.


On 22 December 2019 00:23:30 GMT+09:00, Kevin Sullivan <> wrote:
I have come across in numerous business centers the rather ubiquitous 

Lenovo Thinkcentre line -M92p, m93, m710q, m900 along those lines. 
-2” wide, about 8” tall and deep
- 2-3 USB
- dual core i5
The configurations tend to run 4gb to 8gb installed RAM I have seen, perhaps a 250gb HDD. usually Windows pre-installed though no doubt you could blast through. Should be pretty easy to find one I would think. 

I am picking up a used Raspberry Pi 3+ for $30 off Facebook marketplace today.

On Dec 20, 2019, at 04:47, Joe Larabell <> wrote:

I recall this being asked in the past but: (a) things change, (b) I didn't save the previous emails, and (c) I can't find the archive search button or it has disappeared. Anyway...

I'm in the market for a somewhat more recent Linux machine, mostly for desktop use, but space is at a premium. A small form-factor box like a NUC would be OK... as would a laptop that can be docked to a regular screen and keyboard. I'm wondering if anyone has one they would like to get rid of (not junk... but I don't need a whiz-bang gaming machine, either). Lacking that, I'm wondering if there are any brick-and-mortar stores in Tokyo any more that sell laptops or small desktops that don't come preloaded with Windoze. Lacking that, any recommendations for something I might be able to get from Amazon JP. Thanks...

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