I'm a web developer programming in PHP, using Photoshop now and then, running a VM during my work (Laravel's Homestead). I'm not a gamer, I don't work with 3D graphics or video-editing software.
I'm looking for a laptop, meeting the following requirements:
- Budget: up to 1300 USD
- Intel i5 and better
- RAM: 8GB and more
- SSD: 256GB and more
- Screen size: 13"-14"
- Screen resolution: 1920x1080 and more
- Keyboard with nice travel (nothing shallow)
- Battery life: 6h and more (being the matufacturer-promoted max time, not necessarily under constant stress)
- Manufacturers: ASUS, Dell, Lenovo, Acer (the list is open)
- (Mostly) silent work
I've considered DELL XPS, DELL Latitude, ASUS Pro Advanced, ASUS Zenbook and Lenovo Thinkpad series, but would be great to also hear your recommendations.