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System76 Gazelle Professional Review

I had owned a Dell XPS 15 (L502X) laptop for a few years. The machine came with a 2nd generation i7 and a discrete NVIDIA GT 540M graphics card. The optimus technology was a pain to get working on Ubuntu, and it never really performed well. Sometimes I would spend days or weeks with display issues going unresolved. I also had various hardware issues with the graphics card, the webcam was unreliable, the 5400 RPM HDD was slow, and the spacebar on the keyboard would get stuck. I vowed never to buy from Dell again and was pointed to System76, a company that makes laptops optimised for Ubuntu.

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