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, I did find ONE laptop that seems to meet your requirements: (Disclaimer: I have not used any of the products or laptops mentioned here)
It is small: ...
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
Dell PowerEdge R900(more choices in HDD)
HP DL580 G5(most favorite)
IBM System X3850 M2(least favorite)
Dell PowerEdge R900
4 Quad Cores
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 and more support is a valid reason to buy pre-built (and configured) hardware.
The next question you need to answer for yourself, is whether you are going to ...
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't mind if it comes with Windows but every hardware component should work well under Linux too.)
They come with Windows 7/10 but we have good experience ...
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, especially for the price.
i3/i5 (in newer versions) quad core 1.7 GHz
8 GB DDR3L RAM
1 TB internal HDD
Removable/replaceable battery (handy for being away from power ...
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 least a quad core. For serious work a 'mainstream' core. I like a minimum of a quad core box - a core i7 is a decent workhorse machine, but both my ...
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 the "killer" feature - for me - was the docking station (purchased separately) that gives the ability to move the laptop around while still having a "proper" ...
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, all metal in the important places with a scratch resistant powder coat and water resistant keyboard,
You can get an optional USB 3.0 module,
It features HDMI ...
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 (❌) = Intel Core i5-4210U (dual core, 4 threads)
OS (✓) = Windows 8 (Free upgrade to Windows 10)
Storage (✓) = 256GB SSD
GPU (✓) = Intel HD 4400
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 better), next the SSD - in my experience, the processor does not bottleneck while programming as much as IO operations.
I would consider Lenovo B50-80 family of ...
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 has everything you're looking for. The second one has a graphics card not as powerful as the first one, and "only" 512GB of SSD (note that you could ...
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 perspective) servers. One is an Apple Xserve from 2008, which I upgraded to dual quad-core 3GHz Xeon CPUs, 32GB of RAM and 6TB of storage - total cost ...
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 Snapdragon 808 and has 2GB of RAM. The phone is running android 6.0 and will continue to get updates for the next 2 years. A good reason to get a nexus for ...
Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display
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 write)
10 hours of web surfing
Wi-Fi ac (over 1.3 Gbit/s; I have tested it myself)
Silent under normal workload
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 touchpads have not separated buttons.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70-59441231 - Score: 7/7
Check my answer here.
Weight (✓) = 5.29 pounds (may vary ...
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 960M has 4096 MB GDDR5 memory - the same memory bandwidth as the previous GTX 860M, it has higher core clock and it leads to a slightly better performance. ...
I have bought Philips 43puh4900.
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 screen is matte not glare so you can use it many hours at a day for programming
43 is better then 40 so you can split the screen in 4 monitors
I made ...
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 980TI at that resolution (which is fine) but I've driven 4k60 off much older/less high end video cards. I don't use gsync (which is mainly for gaming) and ...
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 identical to the KU6300 except for the smart remote control.
I've been doing a ton of research on monitors, televisions and display technology. My goal was to purchase ...
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 normal day to day tasks, the A10 is plenty enough.
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 ebay.
Anything more recent will have a ridiculously short screen (they call them "wide" for the gullibles) which means you need to get a bigger and heavier ...
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 potential problems (marked by (~)) Score calculated by number of (+) divided by total possible (+)
Available in Germany, via Amazon.de with free shipping (+)
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 port.
Only drawback is that it has 15.6" screen.
Dell also has couple of Latitudes that fit the requirements, however they have built-in webcams and Ethernet ...
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 high-end gamer laptop.
Now let's go through the list of your requirements, shall we?
As I said, an SSD is a must. [...], so we'll ...
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 sensible desktop form factor, have it be twice as powerful, cost less, and be more upgradeable. But hey, that's just me thinking crazy.
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 less.
If it consoles you, the difference between 2GB and 4GB of VRAM in low end cards is negligible to nonexistent. Therefore, the pre-built computer I ...
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 have used the Sony VAIO UX and it is pretty cool, the keyboard isn't as bad as many phablets, it's buttons feel similar to the Xperia Mini - I have used both ...
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 2012 13" Pro as a daily driver. I put a Crucial MX300 SSD in it and it's a great machine.
You'll be able to buy the 2012 for significantly cheaper, and it'll hold ...
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 IdeaPad 320 €545,99 (MSRP: €720,99) @ Newegg
Features an i7 7th Gen 7500U. If you're not familiar with the Intel lettering system, U signifies that the laptop ...
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.
What do you do on your notebook that you care so much about performance? Could you please update your question?
After reading question update: