I’m interested in purchasing Manjaro hardware, like the Tuxedo S 14, although I was thinking of holding out and seeing if a refreshed version with Tiger Lake might come in the next couple months.
I’m certain that there are some advantages to buying the version of this laptop optimized for Manjaro, but I was hoping that someone could help explain a little bit more about what they are. For instance, the same laptop seems to be slightly cheaper in the non-Manjaro edition, and the same base laptop (I forget whether it was a Clevo or Tongfeng) is available from other Linux vendors at different prices.
So basically, what are the optimizations done, what do they mean for me as a user, are they available on all manjarocomputer.eu devices and Tuxedo devices with Manjaro edition? What about other vendors that offer to pre-install Manjaro as an option among several distros, like Slimbook or LaptoponLinux? Are these not optimized in the same way as Tuxedo and manjarocomputer.eu?
Also, I assume it would be simpler to buy a device optimized for Manjaro vs. buying a device from a mainstream vendor like Lenovo or Dell that still has good Linux support, right? And the same goes for installing a Manjaro-optimized device vs. a device optimized for Ubuntu and then just installing Manjaro, like a System76?
I suppose that Manjaro will run quite well on any of the above devices because of the hardware being well suited for Linux. But it should run even better or run with some at least slight performance improvements when optimized for Manjaro, right?
Also, if it’s not too much to ask after already posing a long question, has anyone gotten a chance to write up a review of some of these Manjaro-optimized devices? I could only find reviews of the non-Manjaro versions on Duck Duck Go. And, of course, I know it is likely impossible to say anything for sure, but would it be possible to give me a heads up if Tiger Lake versions of Manjaro hardware are in the pipeline for the next couple months? I was thinking that the upcoming refreshed Schenker Via 14 seems to basically be the same device as the Tuxedo S 14, so I thought hopefully that is a sign it’s coming to Tuxedo soon too and ultimately in a Manjaro edition.
Thanks in advance