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Brian

02/23/2022, 3:51 PM
Supply chain issues aside, what are people's thoughts on laptop computer brands for doing dev work? We typically end up with Dells, but their battery life is awful. I'm thinking something in a 32GB memory, 1TB HDD model. HP is an option, but we are fairly limited in what we can buy and spend.
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ryan

02/23/2022, 3:52 PM
I love the Lenovo laptops. They are workhorses. I have had mine since 2016 roughly. I changed the battery out of it last year. So, the battery lasted roughly 5 years. Keep the battery charged around 50%-60% to elongate the life of the battery and charge it to 100% when you plan on actually needing to use the battery for an extended time away from being able to keep it plugged in.
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Daniel Mejia

02/23/2022, 3:53 PM
is it required to run with McAfee installed?
because if it is, then go with solid state and get the fastest you can possibly afford. lol. it helps with my work laptop.
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hemi345

02/23/2022, 4:13 PM
I used to use Dell for years. Then my work switched to HP and their business models aren't great. I picked up a Huawei Matebook D for personal use and it's so much better in every way. Just my opinions, of course.
It can get easily 6+ hours running on the battery when doing dev work.
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letskillowen

02/23/2022, 4:18 PM
mbp ❤️
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Pete Williamson

02/23/2022, 4:19 PM
We ditched Dell a few years ago, thought they were overpriced and customer service was naff
I've taken a punt on the Asus Zenbook Duo (not the insane Pro one) and I love it, both plugged in at the desk and on the move
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mrtom

02/23/2022, 4:25 PM
another vote for higher end lenovos. I've had a few, and they all have lasted be 5+ years. light, powerful, great screens. one of the models I have I can use in full sunlight while wearing sunglasses, and see the screen perfect.
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thisOldDave

02/23/2022, 4:29 PM
work give us dells which I use to angle me keyboard to prevent RSI my work horse is an old HP8560W only potential issue is the 2nd gen i7 is not compatible with windows 11. its a 17 inch and not portable without a rucksack, about 10 years old has 32Gb and a pair of SSDs but it never puts a foot wrong well not as often as the dell which is just cheap and nasty
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tonyjunkes

02/23/2022, 4:42 PM
We've been using Lenovo at work for the last few years, and it's been a solid laptop. Clunky, but effective. In the past, I've typically gone with something from Asus as they usually have a good balance of specs/quality, though their support can be dodgy if something breaks.
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Patrick

02/23/2022, 5:00 PM
MacBook Pro, just blazing fast even with the base model
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rstewart

02/23/2022, 5:24 PM
Another vote for the MacBook Pro
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Brian

02/23/2022, 9:06 PM
Sadly, I don't think they'll let me get a Mac. But, I'll ask anyway!
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Dave Merrill

02/23/2022, 9:49 PM
Base model w a 14" screen that my aging eyes wouldn't appreciate is $1999. Ouch. Lucky I'm happy enough on Windows :)
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zackster

02/24/2022, 9:51 AM
I got a great deal on a
Precision 3560
with 32GB
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