The CRAZY Upgradeable Laptop

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  1. I have 2 Seagate 2tb hybrid drive in my gaming/video editing computer and I'm trying to set it up in RAID 0 to make 4tb but I can't for the life of me figure out how to set up RAID 0 I'm a long time to subscriber of your YouTube channel and I've watch your video on how to setup raid and I've watched a lot of many other people's videos on how to setup raid I even started to read forums and I still couldn't figure it out can you make a proper video on how to set up hardware raid my motherboard is a Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming

  2. LINUS!!! SEND OVER A 580 or something please!!! running on a 960 here !!!!! 3rd World countries have it pretty hard you know, I'm using my point of privilege here.

  3. If I had one of these, I'd load them up with two batteries… and wear a tactical vest that is loaded with even more batteries!

  4. It's a bit like how Thinkpads used to be ten years ago. Granted it's a lot easier with these slid in modules but upgradable laptops used to be a thing. Might be why I'm still rocking a Thiccpad X220 with a sandy i5 but with 16Gb of RAM and a 240 SSD.

  5. I work for a large telecommunications company, and our field techs use toughbooks like this for tasks like interrogating optical nodes located out in public locations, or mobile radio tower equipment. So all the options for this laptop make sense in these scenarios.

  6. Are third parties allowed to make modular upgrades without void of warranty? If so, then Apple should use Panasonic as a free testbed for the new innovations before trashing their own brand. Maybe, this will open a new world for kickstarters or copycats.

  7. Seems cool, but think that the real usage is pretty limited. Most companies have contracts where they specify their needs in laptops. Like we have aroun 5 different models of devices containing exactly what we need. So this would really go either to small company who does not know what to use or to some really really really special user who would need to sometimes use RFID and sometimes smart card user and would be to lazy to buy the usb reader. So the only upside i see is the GPU. I would load the laptop with batteries and just carry the GPU with me for some casual gaming on business trip nights when traveling alone. Otherwise, I think the smarter solution is customized PC and USP peripheries 🙁

  8. Definitely go more storage and dedicated graphics. Wish I could get better graphics then is available atm. Also look at adding more ram and if they have module for high end headset and gaming mouse connectivity. U never said if that was something that was built in or part of a module.

  9. If Panasonic intends to sell this laptop to customers in law enforcement, oil and gas, construction, military, etc and not to the general public, why does Panasonic send out their Toughbooks to tech reviewers who show products for a market they don't intend to sell? Is Panasonic changing their minds about their intended market?

  10. Or they could've just built a laptop that has all of these built-in at all times. I'd imagine that by throwing out those huge plastic housings around every "module" and a ton of non-used space in them, they would be able to fit the SSDs, a DVD-drive, a fingerprint scanner, card reader AND same battery in one laptop of same or even smaller size.

    Of course this has a downside of not being able to swap out a GPU, but c-mon, this laptop is definitely not to play games or render on it.

    To me this seems like a good idea to sell more of useless crap, instead of actually building a good solution once and selling it for slightly less.

  11. emmm…. maybe 17inch laptop larger form factor with all this swappable features, especially graphics and cpu will truly make it a gaming laptop that user can put together.

  12. back like 10 years ago, i had an old HP laptop in which you could upgrade CPU and RAM in 5minutes! 2 Screws to undo the keyboard, pull it out and there you go. It was so easy a child could do it.
    Bought a several dollar ram and pentium cpu combo and from 256mb ram and shitty celeron, I upgraded to 1gb of ram and a decent pentium. That "upgrade" cost me like 10$, but when new, it was around a 1000$ dollar upgrade. Everything was so easy to work on that really I miss stuff being so not all about design and such.

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