I'm gonna buy a laptop for working and travelling to conferences and maybe some of you guys would have buying suggestions.
So, these are my only priorities: lightweight and long-life quality (min. 6 years).
Lightweight: I'm considering everything under the 1,5 kg barrier with 13,3", 14" or 15" screens, although I might prefer 14".
Long-life quality: obviously I would like to spend as less money as possible, but I can pay some 1.000 euro for a really long-lasting machine. This means, a machine both with high-end quality (not necessarily something beautiful, but something durable) and with specifications that wouldn't require buying another one in 4-5 years to have a decent performance under Manjaro KDE (but I can totally consider a RAM upgrade, for example). I'd like to produce as less e-waste as possible (unless someone convinces me that another approach is better for the environment!). If a specific choice for more durability (metal instead of plastic?) would require the price to be higher, I'll tend to pay the price.
I will solely run one operating system on it, and since I'm a satisfied 7-years Linux user, no question on this. I'm using Manjaro KDE since some months, and my plans count on having only this operating system running on my laptop for the next 6 years.
I'll buy the laptop in Austria, but maybe it would ship from other places in Europe.
If prices would significantly go down at any time of the year (is there Black Friday in November in Europe?), I could wait some 3-4 months.
If you don't have any specific hint, but would like also to comment my options - especially on the things that I should stick with for it to be durable, or any other significant environmental suggestion regarding this order -, this would already be good.