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What is a good laptop for game development in 2021/2022? (Unity)

I am a computer science student who has done game development for a decent time now, but I have been doing it on a Alienware M15 R2. It works pretty well still. The problem is I also use it for school ...
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MagicBook Pro 16 as a development machine?

I am looking for a laptop for development purposes, hopefully one that will serve well for at least 4-5 years. I do webdev and some other stuff, both at home and on the go. My main goal is being able ...
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Is it better to have fast RAM or more RAM?

I've recently bought more RAM to expand my PC configuration. Till now I had 8 GB, I bought additional 16 GB. The new ones are faster than old ones and now I have a dillema, whether to combine old and ...
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Can anyone recommend a solid ink (wax) printer?

I have a Xerox 85570 colorQube solid ink printer. The model is old and it has a few problems when printing. It is challenging to print on both faces of a paper and achieve symmetric overlap, as the ...
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Lidar for indoor environment at range 0-3 meters specs

I am working on a indoor moving robot with a lidar. Most of the lidar information on the internet is for autonomous driving and I was unable to find the best lidar for my use case. I am looking for ...
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mini pc as dev server - specs?

I want a new no-noise dev server (LEMP); and I wonder what specs I should go for, how to narrow the search. I currently use an old budget Laptop (Asus K53U) with an AMD C-50@800MHz, 1x2GB Samsung DDR3-...
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Choosing a case for 5090x for heavy duty usage

I am trying to choose a case from the following. I will be using a 5090x with a noctua 15 cooler, need to have space for a future 3080 graphic card and most importantly it needs to able to dissipate ...
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Motherboard recommendation for a 5090x

I want to know whether the following motherboards(x570) will be a good fit for a 5090x, given that: Will use a noctua 15 (the double fan version) Planning to buy in the future a 3080 when available ...
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Is there any notebook with ACTUAL full-size keyboard, exact same layout as desktop keyboard?

I'm just curious ... I wonder if any manufacturer has ever tried to make a laptop with actual full size keyboard. By ACTUAL full-size I mean not just having a numpad. I mean one that has a keyboard ...
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Looking for an USB "swiss army knife"

In my job, I need to interact with a lot of different systems and a lot of different USB ports. I'm looking for a single USB tool that would guaranty that I would be able to connect two USB ports ...
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(Dev) board to develop my own Amazon Ring(tm) -like doorbell

I am a pure s/w guy, know nothing about hardware & certainly couldn't handle a soldering iron. That's not likely to change, so hopefully there is an off-the-shelf solution for me. I have am a ...
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Windows laptop for programming, make music and editing videos

This is my first question on this StackExchange site, so please let me know how I can improve it. I am interested in a Windows laptop (I need to program with it - including Android Studio), but ...
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CPU for a developer machine

Without getting into the debate about whether AMD or Intel is better, I need to build a new developer machine. I use a broad range of tools on primarily Windows. Things that probably matter: I ...
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Is the Acer Swift 5 laptop fit for Android development?

I will buy a new laptop for some development purposes. My currently laptop lags so freaking much as once opening an AVD (Android Emulator) it freezes. My objective is currently Android and AI ...
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Hardware specifications for new laptop performing general software development and ML/DL experimentation?

I'm currently looking to upgrade my current Samsung Ultrabook I got in 2013 to a new MacBook Pro 16" with the following specs: 2.3GHz 8‑core 9th‑generation Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to ...
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Recommendation for a new laptop to use in development day to day life

I'm a full-time web developer working mostly with Microsoft stack and sometimes various other applications. I wanted to purchase a new laptop, and there is confusion between different laptops I have ...
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Most open VR Headsets for developers

I am looking to build a system where many VR Headsets are remote controlled by one device on the same LAN. The idea is that all headsets boot directly into the slave app, which for now only shows a ...
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Are there any budget programmable smart glasses for DIY projects?

I am looking for some smart glasses to do some college project but most of them are way too costly. These are my requirements, it should have a colored display. bluetooth/wifi connectivity camera ...
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Hardware specs to optimize Java Programming

I'm assigned the task to help describing the minimum requirements for hardware used by a Java programming team at my institution. This team is developing a system that uses about 7 GB RAM when loaded ...
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What matters most in a development machine?

Okay, so a little background here: I am a software engineering student who spends much of his time developing mobile apps with Flutter. As of right now, my main machine is a Surface Pro 4 with a dual-...
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What device should i use in this situation

I need a device that can act as a server (accept and send HTTP requests), and display an image. I want it to be as cheap as possible. I know i can use a Raspberry Pi, but i need something cheaper. I'...
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Which laptop hardware setup is the fastest and most optimized for programming?

I'll be buying a new laptop and while searching for information for the best configuration I haven't yet found one website where there is clear real-world use-case information regarding the best setup ...
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Lightweight fast laptop for office work and Java coding

I'd like to have a laptop for mainly programming, office work, LaTeX and browsing the Internet. I will primarily be coding in Java and Scala using IntelliJ, so that requires a decent amount of CPU ...
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Laptop recommendations for some heavy development

Looking for recommendations: I'm a full stack engineer. I work with visual studio, some database tools, visual studio code and lots of other tools, but none are graphic intensive. I'm passed the video ...
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17 inches High-end developers laptop for 2019

I am looking for a laptop on which I can install linux to do Java development and virtualization. The following configuration comes to my mind. +---------------+--------------------------------------...
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New laptop: when to buy to get spectre and meltdown fixes [closed]

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 ...
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24 or 27" UHD/4K monitor for developer. Dell U2718Q?

I'm looking for an external monitor to attach to my laptop in portrait mode (known as "pivot"). I use it for coding, reading web pages, and reading/editing documents. Not gaming. GPU is Nvidia ...
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Laptop for programming and light gaming under $500?

So. I have yet another question that requires some advice. I've been tasked by my uncle to find a laptop for my cousin sister's senior college years. She has decided to go into IT Software ...
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which laptop suites heavy programming?

I am going to do heavy computing and processing like programming. I am looking for a compatible laptop which has a fast GPU-enabled laptop. CUDA enabled on an NVIDIA GPU. Also, it must have SSD. ...
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Laptop for coding (XPS 15 vs ZenBook Pro)

I am currently looking for a laptop to use for university next year. I will be studying Computer Sciences and I am still debating which laptop I should get. These where the laptops I had in mind: ...
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MacBook for web development

I am a developer in the Linux ecosystem and I need to build an application in the Apple ecosystem but I am unfamiliar with Apple products. What is the cheapest MacBook Pro that I can purchase to ...
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What are options for a Windows laptop with a screen less then 12 inches for basic programming?

What are options for a laptop with a screen less then 12 inches that runs Windows 10? I'm looking for something ultra portable to do basic programming using a text editor and WSL. I'm hoping for at ...
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Programming laptop ('18)

I am thinking about replacing my old Samsung 700T (Intel Core i5 3317U 1700MHz / 4Gb RAM / 3G / touchscreen) laptop. Is there something on the market which is close to it in terms of usability, just ...
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School laptop (non-gaming)

I'm going to begin an additional 3 years of school in September, and I was thinking about buying a laptop i could use for the next 3 years or more if possible. My budget is 600€. The point is that I ...
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Opinions/alternatives on dell inspiron 15 5570-2890

I'm looking for a new laptop mainly for programming work. I don't have much knowledge about hardware but what is most important to me is just for the laptop to be fast while starting up and running ...
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Advice on laptop for software development around 1300$

I am studying software development and I need a laptop which can survive around 4 / 5 hours or more of coding(using internet,stackoverflow,codeblocks/visual studio etc).I also consider learning the ...
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Notebook for developer (Android Studio)

I want to buy notebook for programming. I am Android developer and work in Android Studio. So now I choose between to models Lenovo. Lenovo IdeaPad 520-15IKB (80YL00LXRA) 15.6" IPS (1920x1080) Full ...
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Choosing PC for Programming. Fastests C++ app build

I am choosing hardware to build a PC. The ways I want to use it: Programming C++, Qt, Compiling, deploying Streaming how I am coding (not games) Virtualization. Running many instances of VMs or ...
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Recommended notebook for coding and music production

I'm searching for a notebook to code on and make music. I really like the Lenovo X1 carbon however it is a bit expensive without a Blackfriday sale ;) so maybe there is a similar one. What I want: ...
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Audio DSP that can capture and output on the ultrasonic range

I'm looking for a software programmable DSP embedded platform that is relatively cheap, and can be used for capturing and driving speakers at least on the 60-70 kHz frequency. Any suggestions?
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Buying a Windows laptop, then install Linux on it?

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+ 16GB+ SSD 256GB+ 14"/15" What I don't really ...
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Monitor recommendation for programmer

I am looking for a computer monitor. I am a software developer so it will be displaying a static picture almost all the time. I don't play games or play very rarely so I don't care about this. Besides ...
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VM server for testing purposes

I have a question similar to Picking VM server hardware for development. I am trying to choose a machine that will run several (up to 4?) windows/linux VMs to be used for testing and development. A "...
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MacBook for iOS development

Which is a good Mac laptop for development: the MacBook Pro MD101HN/A or the MacBook Air MMGF2HN/A. In 2017, is it worth buying a MacBook Pro(MD101HN/A)? The MacBook Pro MD101HN/A (Late 2012 Model) ...
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GPU and CPU support for Fedora Linux? [closed]

I have three specific questions: AMD vs Nvidia: Which company has the most painless graphics drivers? I would prefer to avoid compiling drivers, but if that's required, I will do it. Is a GPU ...
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Laptop for developer

can you advice me some good laptops for back end development? Primary I need good procesor for running servers like, Geoserver, IIS, and so on (i7 ?) and a lot of RAM (12-16GB or more). I do not know ...
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Laptop recommendation for 2 monitors at home, drawing, programming and occasionally gaming

Lately I have been running in problem with my recent laptop and i have decided to buy a new one. I have been looking for a laptop to answer the following things: Powerful CPU (Kaby Lake i7 with Dual ...
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Laptop for light video editing, programming etc

I need a laptop that will cope with light video editing, software development, and maybe a bit of gaming if I have time. I regularly have 30+ tabs open in Chrome, with multiple Word / Excel / Outlook ...
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What's an ideal center monitor in a ~23" triple monitor setup for 90+/10-% productivity/gaming?

I currently have a triple monitor setup with three 1080 23" monitors. The side monitors have IPS panels and the center one has a TN panel. The monitors were purchased in 2011 for a budget price ($100-...
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Handheld device for programming

I know a handheld might not be the perfect device for programming, but for me it would be useful for working in short periods of time, for example while traveling, so please don't make it a debate ...