I'm thinking about getting a new laptop. I'd like to know if anyone knows when we can expect mainstream laptops to contain mitigation for spectre and meltdown vulnerabilities. From what I've read on the internet some of the software mitigation for the vulnerabilities takes a hefty toll on the computer performance and if I were to get a new computer it seems worth the wait if I can get one that has mitigation built into hardware and, at least in my theory, has better performance.
I'm working as a developer and the new computer is supposed to be for work. I use Microsoft Visual Studio and need computer to be as fast as possible when compiling etc. My current work computer is in the place in the upgrade cycle where it should be upgraded, (it is five years old and uses win7) but if I ask my manager for a new I'll probably have to use it for four years or so. My reason for asking is to determine if I should hold on to my computer for a couple of months longer.