Primarily I am going to be using VS 2015 (Visual Studio) and later editions, so we can safely assume there is a lot of memory-hogging and processor-crunching. I need a laptop which wouldn't cost me time in terms of compilation/execution Although I would prefer SSD, I am willing to look at other options like SSHD/HDD if they do fit the bill. Or a third option wherein I could buy HDD and then replace it with SSD bought separately.
- Budget: $1000
- Portability: I am going to be travelling a fair bit around the country, yes. But not frequently.
- Battery backup: ~4-5 hours at least
- Screen: 15" should be fine.
- SSD : 256 ideally. but am willing to go a little lesser here.
Again, though I prefer SSD for performance reasons, I am willing to look at cheaper alternatives which might give comparable performance like the SSHD.
Location is India.