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System76, are they a good OEM?

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March 2, 2013 8:46:03 PM

I've seen their ad's and visited their web site but would like to know if anyone has any experience with them good or bad.

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March 4, 2013 9:32:55 PM

I don't know about build quality, but what I seen from their website they look a little pricey.
March 5, 2013 3:53:03 PM

I asked on Freenode IRC and someone replied that everyone that has a System76 computer has been very happy with the quality of the product.
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March 9, 2013 7:21:40 PM

ha,

That really depends. I bought one system for myself and helped a friend buy a different system. As a non-gamer I wasn't really happy with either system. Both had poor battery life and issues with the graphics. For gaming they worked great though. If your always plugged in and mainly buying it for gaming go for it. For anything else... not so great.

I had a system from LinuxCertified that had good compatibility (poor quality and poor customer service) that I liked a lot. Had it a little over a year before it died the 2nd time. I also have a system from ThinkPenguin. My next system will probably also be from ThinkPenguin. Any complaints are minor and the customer service is excellent. One complaint for instance (and this might be a bit picky) is they need to post better pictures. They aren't doing the systems justice.
May 15, 2013 4:24:27 PM

DJRWolf said:
I've seen their ad's and visited their web site but would like to know if anyone has any experience with them good or bad.


I have, I own now 4 of them now .. I love the pure speed and power of the Gaz8 .. Check this out
tonyb@tonyb-Gazelle-Professional:~$ top

top - 16:22:39 up 1:17, 2 users, load average: 1.30, 1.45, 1.26
Tasks: 280 total, 1 running, 278 sleeping, 0 stopped, 1 zombie
%Cpu0 : 22.1 us, 3.1 sy, 0.0 ni, 74.8 id, 0.0 wa, 0.0 hi, 0.0 si, 0.0 st
%Cpu1 : 22.6 us, 2.1 sy, 0.0 ni, 75.3 id, 0.0 wa, 0.0 hi, 0.0 si, 0.0 st
%Cpu2 : 23.9 us, 2.6 sy, 0.0 ni, 73.5 id, 0.0 wa, 0.0 hi, 0.0 si, 0.0 st
%Cpu3 : 16.3 us, 3.1 sy, 0.0 ni, 80.7 id, 0.0 wa, 0.0 hi, 0.0 si, 0.0 st
%Cpu4 : 11.4 us, 0.3 sy, 0.0 ni, 88.0 id, 0.3 wa, 0.0 hi, 0.0 si, 0.0 st
%Cpu5 : 0.7 us, 0.3 sy, 0.0 ni, 99.0 id, 0.0 wa, 0.0 hi, 0.0 si, 0.0 st
%Cpu6 : 12.6 us, 1.4 sy, 0.0 ni, 86.0 id, 0.0 wa, 0.0 hi, 0.0 si, 0.0 st
%Cpu7 : 4.3 us, 0.7 sy, 0.0 ni, 95.1 id, 0.0 wa, 0.0 hi, 0.0 si, 0.0 st
KiB Mem: 16326260 total, 16170968 used, 155292 free, 94560 buffers
KiB Swap: 15600104 total, 0 used, 15600104 free, 14247772 cached

PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
8662 tonyb 20 0 976m 162m 9380 S 120.5 1.0 25:38.97 ubuntuone-syncd
7624 root 20 0 500m 152m 132m S 3.3 1.0 1:16.13 Xorg
9401 tonyb 20 0 666m 19m 13m S 2.7 0.1 0:00.60 gnome-terminal
7997 tonyb 20 0 1508m 86m 31m S 2.3 0.5 0:56.66 compiz
8980 tonyb 20 0 630m 121m 32m S 2.3 0.8 0:30.96 skype
8552 tonyb 20 0 1336m 272m 41m S 1.7 1.7 2:51.01 firefox
8284 tonyb 20 0 442m 15m 11m S 1.3 0.1 0:12.54 goa-daemon
8633 tonyb 20 0 730m 20m 14m S 0.7 0.1 0:13.00 psensor


I am a super heavy user and this thing untouched.

I had all good exp. with them .. I called them on a few silly questions they answered them and where human. lol
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