I've seen a lot of people saying they like it.
I want a new laptop and I'm considering a System76 unit. Or I might go with something kind of off the wall…
Basically I get one of these: https://www.hp.com/us-en/shop/pdp/hp-prodesk-405-g6-desktop-mini-pc-p-4t6t8ut-aba-1?source=aw&subacctid=103504&subacctname=Future+Publishing.&adcampaigngroup=91539&awc=7168_1632460305_2481e521cfb59ace5a287aa406ef3c17&jumpid=af_gen_nc_ns&utm_medium=af&utm_source=aw&utm_campaign=Future+Publishing
Then I get a nice travel case and build into it the HP mini, a wifi router, and battery-backed power supply. I'd put Pop on the mini and set it up as a remote desktop. Then access that from a Chromebook.
It would be great for travel and much cheaper than an equivalent laptop.
Apparently the one I want is out of stock. Dang! I should have bought it when I first came up with the idea. It's crazy powerful for it's size.
My idea would be great for travel. In a hotel room I could hook the mini up to a TV and use it with a kb/mouse or from the Chromebook – like I would when on the road.
And if I'm going somewhere for the day I lock up the mini and only take the Chromebook, so if it gets stolen or damaged I can replace it for a few hundred dollars.
@jackwilliambell it does make sense. Have you tested the performance of remote access using the chromebook?
No. And I've got a lot of projects higher in the queue right now.
I also haven't verified I can set up the mini to do the remote desktop over the wired connection to the wifi router (and ONLY to the wifi router) while using the built-in wifi for Internet at the same time.
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