I'm looking for a new laptop, mainly for fullstack software development. What (I think) I need:
- Linux (Debian-based, probably Ubuntu or a fork)
- Core i7+
- SSD 256GB+
What I don't really care about:
- Nice-looking laptop
- Powerful graphic card
I don't have a limited budget, but of course looking for the best value for money. I just want to be comfortable with having multiple DBMS/IDE/browsers/processes running at the same time.
I can find some nice laptops with Linux preinstalled (e.g. by Dell or System76), but they are usually quite expensive ($1,000+). On the other hands, some cheaper laptops seem to fulfill these constraints, but have Windows installed by default. I am concerned about driver issues if I buy a Windows laptop, so laptops running Windows must run Linux without issue. Plus, I already have a Windows laptop, so I won't need a dual-boot on the new one.