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I agree with Carlos, most multimedia software should be able to take advantage of AltiVec. By removing that you'd deliberately cripple the notebook. Seems like a waste to me. Though I do also agree little endian is going to get more support in the future, for now, big endian would probably be the best choice.

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Suggestions / Re: GPU specs
« on: November 16, 2015, 02:45:03 PM »
950M or 960M are faster than 270M with same TDP. I would want at least a 965M, though.

Unfortunately there are no proper NVIDIA drivers for PowerPC that I'm aware of (only Nouveau, which is hardly useful), whereas amdgpu is available in recent (4.2+) Linux kernels. But yes, I would otherwise also prefer NVIDIA.

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Suggestions / GPU specs
« on: October 29, 2015, 04:07:32 PM »
Is the GPU going to be MXM 3.0 A? I'd say that would make sense for a 15 inch laptop. From what I saw, AMD's R9 M270X would do rather well, and at a fairly nice price. However, it has a TDP of 50W, and I could imagine a lower TDP being nice for a laptop without low power integrated GPU. That or we could try to add a PowerVR or similar low power GPU for basic rendering and work on hardware or (kernel level) software switch, along with drivers if needed.

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Suggestions / Re: MagSafe power adapter connector
« on: October 29, 2015, 08:37:54 AM »
http://instructables.com/id/MagSafe-for-the-Rest-of-Us-A-DIY-Magnetic-Power-A/

Considering that's copyrighted, this would probably be a better / more legal option.

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Suggestions / Replaceable keycaps?
« on: July 12, 2015, 09:55:52 PM »
Any chance at replaceable keycaps? As developer, I'd love a Vim layout, for example. And I can imagine others liking certain keys having different colours (WASD for gaming, perhaps). I know it's not very likely in a standard chassis, but just in case there's an opportunity, I would love it at least!

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