Common sense is not so common after all
The ~$2000 Clevo laptop would be great for gaming or as a desktop replacement system. It will, however, not be an ultra-portable. What with weighing roughly 4kg and a battery life of around 3 hours when surfing the net or around 1.5 hours when under load, I think most people would prefer not to lug it around with them, a better example would've been a Razer Blade but that seems like overkill if all you're going to do is surf the web or write reports on it.
As for a tablet, try compiling a report on a tablet, you can pick whichever OS you want. I don't have any experience with pulling my teeth with pliers but I imagine compiling a report on a tablet's touchscreen or on a flimsy keyboard would probably be more painful. It shouldn't be very hard to imagine a scenario where someone might need to compile a report while travelling or is the only use-case of why someone could possibly need an ultra-portable that you can think of is browsing the interwebs?
Try reading some books some time, English has many nuances that your kindergarten teacher never taught you and thinking of what you were taught as unbreakable rules is, imho, naive.
their logic is that if you use any gender specific pronouns you are, by default, misogynistic?
It's one thing to accidentally use gendered pronouns in documentation but resisting when someone else tries to fix the documentation (Alex) and trying to roll back the change when someone else (Isaac) accepts it, makes the person throwing a tantrum (Ben) either a dumb prat or a sexist, take your pick. Either way, the person in question is not an asset I'd want on my project team.
Also, if you think this was an issue where Joyent were in the wrong and going against community wishes, have a look at the comments on the github merge request, the overwhelming majority of people want the merge request to be accepted, so who exactly wasn't listening to the community? Hint: it wasn't Joyent...