new hardware for Microsoft?
If anyone imagines I'm going to landfill my perfectly good hardware fort the privilege of running Windows 11 you are in for a shock.
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I have and do use a separate device for music on the go.
First, I'm not running down my phone battery, for the now and time it must be replaced due to a distinctly finite lifespan.
Second, even if wifi were available everywhere I like MY music without having to search and find it's not on this subscription, I need another. Or it's not popular enough to be anywhere, or an audio book I own, etc.
Third if I have lossless I want to hear it all, not what is broadcast or current wifi speed allows.
Fourth, I can use whatever headphones I please without adapters or bluetooth, (ef you Apple and now Samsung).
Amazingly Dells NEW 12th gen Precision WORKSTATION laptops, even the 17" version, have NO ethernet port! This is in addition to socking RAM and M2 slots on the inside of the MB, making them inaccessible to consumers without disassembling the machine. Yet another WTF moment of FU from Dell.
Workstations from Lenovo, Dell, HP are disappearing into low end trash. Sealed in batteries, limited RAM slots or slots requiring taking the damn thing apart to reach. M2 slots same, on the inside of the MB. I don't need thinner and lighter, I need capable, reliable and up gradable - by me without 4 hours with a zillion teeny screws and delicate ribbon cables.
The new Dell Precison Workstation laptops have NO ETHERNET PORT, only wifi, because ???? F**K thinner and lighter.
They're also made like crap. Totally non-repairable. Even apple cared up the wazoo, if something goes south you get a replacement, not a repair. As all memory, RAM and storage is soldered on, anything not saved elsewhere is gone baby gone. As with most of their products forget recycling as disassembling even rough takes too long.
In the latest in bogus, Dell's newewst Precision workstation laptops no longer have an ethernet port cause.... thin and light? WTF? Their newest Anienware gaming laptops still get ethernet ports.
Dell, along with Lenovo and HP end users must, at least partially disassemble their MOST expensive, presumably advanced laptops designated as WORKSTATIONS, in order to replace or upgrade RAM. Typically at least 2 of 4 slots are buried under the keyboard.