Questions tagged [development]

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Picking VM server hardware for development

I am an experienced programmer with very little hardware experience, and completely overwhelmed with the unlimited number of choices available. Since technology changes so rapidly, it's very ...
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Small developer laptop with 32GB memory

I'm looking for a new laptop (for a Java developer who runs multiple virtual machines and some heavyweight server applications too) with these musthaves: Small and lightweight, 14" or smaller, no ...
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4k 40" TV for programming

I need a 4k 40 inch TV that I will use when writing software. I need: HDMI 2.0 the ability to disable overscan to disable all image processing low lag around 40" in size I have seen that the most ...
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High-end developer laptop

I'm looking to replace my existing development laptop (java, .net, android apps, etc). I usually run a number of virtuals (some windows and some linux) so at least 32GB RAM is a must. Here is what I ...
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14" Notebook, 32GB RAM (DDR4), trackpoint and matte display

As developer (.NET), I require fast and reliable hardware. I do not care about thickness nor weight (I use such wonderful invention called table to hold my notebook while working!), what I value most ...
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Laptop without builtin webcam?

And no builtin microphone. ...Or at least with a webcam + mic which can be easily removed by someone with the right screwdriver and a dream. Other requirements include: price point is < $1,500 ...
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Laptop for programming that meets the listed requirements

I'm looking for a laptop for programming with: Weight: <= 6 pounds Display: 15+ in; Full HD (1920x1080) RAM: 8GB CPU: Quad Core OS: Windows 10 Storage: 256GB SSD GPU: Integrated (preferred) or ...
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Notebook for developers

I am a computer science student with specialization in machine learning and I need a new notebook. I work inside most of the time, but I take my notebook to presentations / collaborative development / ...
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4K Monitor for programming [closed]

I'm a software developer looking for more real estate on my desktop. I play occasional games, but not as much as I'd like. My budget is at or around 1k. I'm worried that if I get one that's too ...
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Budget laptop for working (programming)

So I'm looking for a budget laptop for programming. I will be going abroad to finish my computer engineering degree and I'll need to have a good tool to do my work. I'd need it to be light and ...
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Notebook for work and fun

I work with software development and have some games that I want to play. Games like The Witcher 3, Diablo 3: RoS, etc. I live in a hot country, so I need something that won't overheat. Requirements:...
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Need laptop for programming/some gaming

First of all, I hope I came to the right StackExchange; I've seen some posts about laptop recommendations, so I think this is the right place to ask those questions. I'm thinking of buying a new ...
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The cheapest Samsung Smart TV running Tizen with at least firmware version 1400

I need to locate a Tizen TV running at least version 1400 for work purposes. It needs to be Tizen because I intend to write Apps for Tizen. It needs to be at least version 1400 because that is where ...
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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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First time smartphone buyer: Looking for a good phone for occasional use and testing Android Apps

I've never had a smartphone before, but since I started Android development I thought it would be beneficial to have a physical device -- the emulator has some limitations. I do plan to make this ...
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New work laptop for firmware development

My company is going to buy a work laptop for me (since I've been using my own for a while), and they are going to let me select it. I don't know exactly what my price-range is, since they wouldn't ...
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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 ...
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Pre-built mid-range gaming system under £600

I'm looking to upgrade my system from the laptop I'm currently working on to a high-powered PC. I'll be using it for a lot of programming, though not that much compiling some gaming (I imagine the ...
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Looking for an application development laptop

I'm looking for a laptop to do application development with (Java, C, Virtual Machines ect), but I'd rather not be throwing money at a big graphics card too. I have narrowed down some of my specs to ...
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Computer for Home Business

I am looking at purchasing a new computer within the next few months, for use in work applications. I am an IT project manager (read groupie for programmers/DBAs/engineers), and have multiple clients ...
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AMD Quad-Core A10-8700P vs Intel Core i7 5500U

I didn't use any AMD processor before, so things getting confusing for me. Someone is going to gift me a laptop. It has an AMD A10 processor here is the full specification I am a developer, I have ...
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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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Office/Business notebook for C# development

I'm going to get me a new Hardware/Software-system for my development. The project I'm currently in has about 60 sub-projects which are of type WPF, Server/Client, WCF, Rest-API and simple class-...
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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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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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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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Need a new laptop that meets the following requirements

I'm looking to buy a new laptop used mainly for heavy programming and needs to be able to play HD videos without trouble. As far as I was able to find (and I'm open to better suggestions), I have the ...
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Looking for a convertible laptop with some requirements that aren't that typical of a convertible

I'm looking for a laptop. I plan on using it for watching videos and possibly some graphical design. This is why I'd like it to be a convertible. It's pretty inconvenient to do those things with a big ...
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ARM Tablet 9“-13” totally free/open-source from bootloader up capable of running standard Debian Linux [duplicate]

I am looking for a tablet that can run a standard mainline blob-free Linux kernel, and has open firmwares/drivers for the at least the DMA-capable built-in peripherals. The bootloader must be open-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2016 mid-range graphic card for game development

I am taking a speacialist course about game developing with Unity 3D and thinking about replacing my (good???) old GTX 650 by any of the new GTX 1000 series or RX 400 series graphics card. The goal is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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?