IF , , , there are any remaining club members looking for new hardware (probably not as about a half-dozen of us have upgraded this year or the last couple years) but if still looking . . . savings of $155 (Meerkat) to $910 (Silverback) are pretty awesome!
Plus TCO (total cost of ownership) is generally less for Linux based systems – – especially for setup and update support.
Soooooo .. I’m wondering if these systems will go on sale between now and years end? I’m getting greedy with what I want .. and the $$ is rising. And I find no data to say that the ‘tall’ case would accept an extra [sata] SSD hard drive.
Ideas … …? ! ?
Yes . . the new Intel I9 and AMD Ryzen CPU’s will push the consumer PC to new levels. Much faster overall but requires new supporting hardware (compatible Mother-Boards, ddr4 ram,PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe, usb-3/usb-c & similar to make use of the new processors.).
In fact, these systems use mucho power and generate lot’s of heat . . so new liquid cooling systems are recommended and/or required.
All the above comes at a hefty price . . . so, these systems not for everyone (yet).
All about the New I9 & Stuff
Within the past 4-5 years, HP has not run a tight-ship on controlling what occurs on their hardware. I could post several but for now, here is one example: