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Small developer laptop with 32GB memory

After some more research, I hardly founds anything. The hard part with this search is the RAM - most that meet your specs are workstations or gaming laptops, both of which tend to be large. That said, ...
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Picking VM server hardware for development

It would cost you more to build one from scratch than just buying a used one My recommendation is based on experience, In last 6 months i have used 4U servers from 3 different vendors, Dell, HP, IBM ...
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Picking VM server hardware for development

If you are worried about building a machine, don't build it. You may lose out a tiny bit on hardware, but in return you usually get limited manufacturer support. The trade off between more hardware ...
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Need laptop for programming/some gaming

I've recommended it before but I'll recommend it again (and no, I swear I'm not an Acer employee): the Acer Aspire E1-572. It's a little over your specs in some ways, but it's a good laptop, ...
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Small developer laptop with 32GB memory

Dell recently came out with the Latitude E7270 series which seems ideal. Small and lightweight, 14" or smaller, no more than 2224 grams 12,5" display, starts at 1260 grams. Linux support (I don'...
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4k 40" TV for programming

I have bought Philips 43puh4900. Positive: there a lot of parameters to set. After some time you find the combination that works well as a monitor. you can also avoid overscan/underscan easily the ...
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Laptop for programming that meets the listed requirements

The laptop I've been given for work seems like it would fit the bill quite nicely. It's a HP EliteBook 850. Weight (✓) = 4.15lb Display (✓) = 15 inch 1080p IPS Memory (✓) = 16GB @ 1600 MHz CPU (❌) ...
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Budget laptop for working (programming)

For programming the most botlenecking happens, when the content of RAM gets dumped to pagefile. So the priority should be at least 8 GB of RAM (especially with VMs - if you ran two, 16GB would be ...
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High-end developer laptop

You might want to investigate the Thinkpad from Lenovo as well. W550, P50, P70... They are all high end machines and they have various options so that you can tailor the machine to your needs. But ...
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Laptop without builtin webcam?

How about a Dell Latitude E6420? Webcam and mic are optional (I do not have them on mine), It is very cheap, I got mine for <£200 about 3 months ago, It has a 14" screen, It is ridiculously tough, ...
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Windows laptop for programming, make music and editing videos

For HP I would recommend: The best fit at $1850: HP Spectre x360 15 EB0065NR Same idea, at $1450: HP Spectre x360 15 DF1040NR If you can afford it, I would definitely go for the first one since it ...
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Picking VM server hardware for development

I'd rather build than buy. It really depends on your needs though. If you're worried about noise, a home system actually makes a decent VM box. There's a few things I go for. More cores. Get at ...
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Picking VM server hardware for development

If you're OK with the noise and the potentially large power bill, you could always go for an off-lease rack-mount server. For example, I currently own two high-grade but outdated (from the enterprise ...
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First time smartphone buyer: Looking for a good phone for occasional use and testing Android Apps

For development it is a good idea to get a high-end phone. The nexus 5x is a high-end phone for a great price. It has a front facing speaker, 5.2 inch display with a 1920x1080 resolution. The CPU is a ...
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Notebook for developers

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display Positive: Available in Germany Works with OS X and Linux 1649€ with the specs you want 8 GB DDR3 RAM 256 GB SSD (really fast: over 1.5 GB/s read and ...
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Laptop for programming that meets the listed requirements

Note 1: The score is based on your requirements. Note 2: A typical workstation rarely has a gaming card. Note 3: A typical gaming laptop rarely has a fingerprint reader. Note 4: Most of the newest ...
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Notebook for work and fun

Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70-59441231 meets your requirements. A comprehensive review can be found here. I am talking about model with GTX 960M. Price: 1499 Euro. According to your spec: NVIDIA GeForce GTX ...
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4K Monitor for programming

According to my sources (and I have a detailed answer on SU on the subject, including a handy graph and links to a spreadsheet) - 27" is *pretty" darned close to the sweetspot for PC use. I game on a ...
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4k 40" TV for programming

tl;dr The Samsung KU6290 is a 40" 4K TV for around $300. It has HDMI 2.0, Chroma 4:4:4, input lag of around 35ms, and has been recommended on Amazon for use as a computer monitor. The 6290 is ...
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AMD Quad-Core A10-8700P vs Intel Core i7 5500U

The A10 laptop is enough for you. In reality, the two laptops are very similar except the Intel one may run a little faster and produce less heat and have longer battery life. For programming and ...
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Budget laptop for working (programming)

So far I haven't found anything that beats my Thinkpads X201s and a 14" T61 (4:3 aspect ratio) for my own needs (mostly programming as well), so I'd recommend that. They're pretty cheap nowadays on ...
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Notebook for developers

I'm having trouble finding an official Ubuntu Certified or Shipped-with-linux computers with shipping to Germany, so I'm going to reccomend the Lenovo Y50-70. Lenovo Y50-70 (Amazon.de) !!C- (52.6%) 2 ...
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Laptop without builtin webcam?

You can try the Dell Precision 15 5000 Series (5510). It comes with Windows 7 pre-installed with an option to upgrade to Windows 10. RAM upgradable to up to 32GB. Does not have a webcam or an Ethernet ...
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New work laptop for firmware development

The best notebook I could find in this price-range with your requirements is probably the Lenovo 700Y (17-inch) series. While I don't own, it seems to fit your requirements quite well, as a medium- to ...
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Looking for an application development laptop

Pick up a refurb Dell Precision M4700 and add a 1Tb drive via DVD adapter. This satisfies all of your bizarre non-laptop-esque requirements. Or you could, you know, get all of this in the much more ...
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Pre-built mid-range gaming system under £600

I've been searching, from what I can find, it's nearly impossible to get a pre-built computer for under $800 with a video card with 4GB of VRAM. All of the other specifications are easy to achieve for ...
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Handheld device for programming

I was going to suggest a phone with a good slide-out keyboard such as the Sony Experia Mini, but re-reading your question I noticed you are happy with larger devices possibly up to a tablet device. I ...
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MacBook for iOS development

First, see the megahertz myth - you can't compare processors from four years apart based solely on clock speed. Either machine would be great for iOS development. A couple things to note: I use a ...
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School laptop (non-gaming)

Based on the currency you selected and information I gleaned off your profile I'm assuming that you live in France and want to be able to buy a laptop that could be shipped to France. Lenovo Laptop ...
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New laptop: when to buy to get spectre and meltdown fixes

Intel has just released 9th gen core I which only has partial fixes. AMD also released their CPUs recently although AFAIK they were never susceptible to Meltdown. All in all - I'd say a year at least. ...
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