I’m hunting for my next laptop and so far I’ve returned 2 out of incompatibilities with Linux. A Dell XPS and an HP spectre x360. Both are state of the art machines and I’d love to keep either of those but the former drains battery while sleeping and the latter lags keyboard entries upon boot-up/wake-up for 20 secs. or so.
Before I go back to Lenovo (which is proving to be the good company for Linux here, believe it or not) I wanted to give a last try to another vendor and I’m interested in MSI laptops. Anyone here that can tell their experience with it using Fedora?
It’s not about manufacturers - it’s about components. I think before we can say anything, it is required to talk about a specific model and its components.
To pick up your example of Lenovo…the Thinkpad X and T series are fantastic machines (IMO the best), but if you look at their cheaper model (don’t know the names), you get plastic cases with crappy hardware. As usual, you get what you pay for.
Good clarification, If I wanted to target my question, I’d say Prestige or Summit from their MSI Business & Productivity laptops. But my question is more on the overall MSI Linux support. I went through their forum and I could see users are installing Linux on MSI but since most of the users would post about an issue, I don’t get a good sense of whether they’re happy with it or not.
Maybe MSI is not such a popular brand and not so many people has tried it.
That’s pretty good specs, thanks for sharing. I searched for “ROG Strix G731GU” and it looks impressive.
For documenting this thread, I won’t be considering MSI immediately as I’ve decided to keep a Dell XPS I recently acquired. It was a good deal. I will definitely consider ASUS if the other issue I have with the XPS (extended display is not working) is not fixed and I end up returning it. There is a chance I eventually go back to Lenovo since the Yoga I used for years was super reliable and everything worked fine there.