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    New laptop recommendations?



    My duel core i5 5 year old Mac book pro is being handed over to BS04 so time to buy something new and shiny. What do all the cool/not cool kids have?

    Requirements:
    SSD
    Developer level tin

    Either Mac or Windows.


    Last edited by BlueSharp; 26 March 2021, 12:44.
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    #2
    I'm very happy with my Dell XPS13 (I like small laptops) but the XPS15 might be worth a look if you need a bigger screen?

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      #3
      I've got the XPS15. Nice bit of kit. Gets a bit warm from time to time though.
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        #4
        why a laptop? - for a home office there's more bang/buck in a desktop imho
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          #5
          Personally I swear by Lenovo kit,
          Got a nice Yoga here, very good.
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            #6
            I've got a 15.6" Lenovo for personal use; very good, but more recently have been using a work-provided Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (black) which is superb. Great build quality, fast & looks great. Price just dropped from >£1200 to £999 (Curry's & JL). Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, Intel Core i5 Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 13.5" PixelSense Display, Black (johnlewis.com)
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              #7
              Originally posted by BR14 View Post
              why a laptop? - for a home office there's more bang/buck in a desktop imho
              Definitely, and easier to maintain / upgrade too.

              I guess the use case is portability or a lack of space for a dedicated desk.

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                #8
                Originally posted by BlueSharp View Post

                My duel core i5 5 year old Mac book pro is being handed over to BS04 so time to buy something new and shiny. What do all the cool/not cool kids have?

                Requirements:
                SSD
                Developer level tin

                Either Mac or Windows.

                one of the new Apple Silicon Macbooks, or a Surface Pro.
                Stick with the software vendor for the hardware these days.
                OEMs are for cheap skates.
                See You Next Tuesday

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Lance View Post

                  one of the new Apple Silicon Macbooks, or a Surface Pro.
                  Stick with the software vendor for the hardware these days.
                  OEMs are for cheap skates.
                  Wouldn't touch MS for hardware - I've seen way too many broken surfaces compared to ipads / macbooks - and MS's warranty isn't turn up in a shop and they will repair it there and then.

                  I'm not 100% sure a Apple Silicon macbook is powerful enough for developer work - but it will depend on what the developer is doing.


                  My go to recommendation is still to visit Dell Outlet and see what they have.
                  Last edited by eek; 28 March 2021, 08:11.
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                    #10
                    One left in stock.

                    Dell Precision 15 5550 Mobile Workstation

                    https://www.europc.co.uk/dell-precis...gaAiRIEALw_wcB
                    • English UK (QWERTY) Keyboard
                    • Windows 10 Pro
                    • Intel Core i7-10750H (6 Core), 2.6 GHz (5.0 GHz Max Turbo)
                    • 64 GB (2 x 32 GB), DDR 4, 3200 MHz Ram
                    • 2x 1 TB Solid State Drive (M.2 SSD)
                    • 15.6 inch 1920 x 1200 WUXGA, Ultrasharp, IGZO4, Anti-Glare
                    • 4GB NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q

                    £2,219.99 inc VAT

                    Okay for light developer work. Need 32 cores and 256GB RAM for real developers.
                    I design idiot proof software. Trouble is, they keep making better idiots.

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