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    Are system76 computers worth the extra money?

    Are system76 computers worth the extra money? The cheapest System76 desktop starts at $899. I could buy a more powerful dell or acer for much less than that. I assume the people in this forum are fans of System76, so tell me why they are worth the extra money?

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    Re: Are system76 computers worth the extra money?

    My Mom is always telling me to "Do your shopping!" I suppose this all depends on your use case. If, for example, your income or assets depend on having a dependable Linux machine that needs quick dependable support for system problems then System76 offers their own in-house-developed Operating System (called Pop!OS and derived from Ubuntu). Combining Pop!OS with their extended support package should take care of any issues you may come up with. i know I was very happy with my experience with their extended support when my Serval Pro 7 was brand-new. However if your primary concern is sheer performance/price, then you may be able to better their products by a small margin; realizing of course that this may sacrifice Linux support for any issues you might encounter. Only you can set your priorities.So like my Mom says "Do your shopping!"
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    Re: Are system76 computers worth the extra money?

    Can you upgrade on your own when you are using Pop!OS ?

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    Re: Are system76 computers worth the extra money?

    Sorry; I didn't see your follow-up question. i have not run Pop!OS personally, because I've been running Ubuntu since before there was a Pop!OS. I would imagine their support page would be best to ask that question. To the best of my understanding, Pop!OS is available for free download, so I imagine you could use it anyway you care to. How that would affect your warranty status on a new Systen76 machine is a different question altogether, however.
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    Re: Are system76 computers worth the extra money?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_Carr View Post
    Can you upgrade on your own when you are using Pop!OS ?
    Yes, just like any other Ubuntu or Ubuntu derivative. No warranty issues.

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