HP & System76: budget edition

I started having some keyboard issues with my refurbished HP EliteBook 840 - certain keys were working intermittently so I purchased a replacement part off eBay for $20. I installed it, but was unsuccessful in resolving the issue. Given that the current battery life on this laptop was not great and the display was starting … Continue reading HP & System76: budget edition

Factory refurbished i7 HP + Pop!_OS 22.04 == my new $200 daily driver laptop

I was recently in the market for a new laptop, needing something for basic internet surfing that wasn't my locked-down work Dell Precision (which also runs so hot it can give 3rd degree burns). I also didn't want to break the bank for a laptop that will see daily, but limited or brief, use for … Continue reading Factory refurbished i7 HP + Pop!_OS 22.04 == my new $200 daily driver laptop