Have saved enough pennies to get a new laptop for Qubes. Crawling web I found many laptops. But they are mostly older with smaller screens. Looking for a new one with a 17 inch screen (for these old faded green phosphorus eyes). Anyone having any luck with the newer laptops? Would like a new one I can load up with RAM and disk space.
Is it a requirement of yours that the laptop have anti-tamper verification? I guess not, as I don’t know of a 17 inch that has that.
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It is possible, with some laptops to attach an external screen, thereby much larger than 17 inches.
I have owned two different 17 inch laptops, and one must still tweak - increase the size of the characters on the screen. 17 inch laptops can become burdensome to carry around.
As a quick view for how a modified screen might look, Another live version of Linux offers an alternative (well, just in font size) Easy-OS. EasyOS Kirkstone-series version 5.3.1. Requires one download and install it to a USB boot it up. I start this on a Lenovo X-230 with a 12.5 inch screen. and it is easy on my old eyes.
Perhaps someone create a version of Qubes that resembles this kind of character size, and screen visibility. I guess someone could read that screen much further away.
If you are thinking that it would be better to buy a used laptop and install Qubes yourself. There are different quality screens. Someone suggested to me Lenovo T480, as it is an Eighth generation processor, and some models can accommodate a lot of memory. Beware, I read some T480’s have memory soldered in, which makes upgrades, I guess difficult or impossible. There are several different pieces of hardware in T480. I have not owned one. And as of now, one can not install a measured boot, to verify if it has been tampered with. I think there is an ‘anti-evil maid’ possible.
You did not say if you were in the US or Europe - or --In the US the manufacturers which are well known are Insurgo, and for brand new machines, Purism Librem. In Europe there is NitroKey, NovaCustom.