This is based on my own trouble figuring out what I can get to put cloudready on, which is the opposite of how info is presented here for, it seems to me, not great reasons.
I find it hard to find some info here, even to go back to things like the blog. Particularly, I don't think a list of models is the best way to inform people about compatibility given it's unlikely NW is going to deal with every single model and then variations of each with huge differences. Of course if your old computer is listed that is the easiest way bar none.
However, there's no clear listing of what components are OK which is needed if your model is not listed which is likely the case (especially given most weren't actual models, I don't think i ever bought a "model" except one Mac), or you want to put something into your crappy old PC first to make it only semi-crappy (I put an SSD in mine so I had to hunt and peck around to know what might be a problem), or if. like I now want to, you want to do that entirely in the sense of getting the most powerful and newest possible components ready-to-go in a model or otherwise that will work.
Given the endless "Is this compatible?" postings, no one cross-references the listed models with components, and why would you when no idea which contain what. So why is there no listing of compatible components? Surely it would save time on all the questions. And NW has said "Our hardware database suggests..." so could NW not pump out a table for each component and other important elements?
Does it not make sense to go by, in the main, component compatibility anyway, as this what is making a particular model compatible or not, no? Sure, it would go beyond parts down into what type of Bluetooth or touchpad driver and such I guess, so why not list those neatly together?
I see only this which I have no idea again what it means.
Processor and Graphics: Components made prior to 2007 will likely result in a poor experience. Additionally, the following graphics hardware does not meet performance standards on CloudReady: Intel GMA 500, 600, 3600, 3650
Who knows what CPU that indicates? Not me. Or which GPU that indicates? Not me. Again, clearly everyone would find it much clearer if component lists were stated.
Surely it would be easy, at bare minimum, to say which CPU you start with (or don't suck with) and where that ends and why so we understand if and how it will change, and the same for GPU. And then whatever else is important.
I don't think that impinges on anything that needs to be kept internal, does it?
Also, I suggested at one point and I still cannot understand why never done as it is a great idea for NV to communicate instantly what can be done, to list the best Cloudready computer in different sales categories: Best Power Laptop. Best Office PC, or whatever else is awarded the best of the year at big computer media outlets. (And then you could even sell some ready-to-go! You might make more money off that than most anything else, after deducting my reasonable fee :) Laptops likely have to be used but you could probably get new old stock components for PC's. Someone setting up an office might be very happy with that vs buying new or buying randomly. I think you're missing the whole buy-a-computer market beyond the update-a-computer market. If me, I'd make a laptop and sell it. You could do small runs using almost identical setups to some Chinese firm.)
And now back to me: what's the newest shizit I can have with cloudready, spec wise, and then for a zippy desktop (no gaming, no real heavy-duty lifting) ) and a top-end laptop preferably touch? If you know exact models, great, but if I know which components I might find something not listed.
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