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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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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 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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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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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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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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Intel Core i5 or i7 for software development?

Benchmark comparison The i5 6300HQ is a good CPU for the programs you use. However, it is definitely fair to say that with the more threads offered by the i7 6700HQ, performance, especially with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Lightweight fast laptop for office work and Java coding

LG gram 14z980 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B32P1PJ/ref=emc_b_5_t Actually I use LG gram 15z980 to write this answer. I recommend the 15'' version since it has number pad, convenient when entering a ...
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Is the Acer Swift 5 laptop fit for Android development?

Assuming you are using Android Studio, yes, the laptop will work well for it. My only concern would be that the laptop may run hot or even overheat because I don't see any large cooling fans on the ...
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Is it better to have fast RAM or more RAM?

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/198894-raming-speed-does-boosting-ddr4-to-3200mhz-improve-overall-performance Unless you verify that you are exceeding 16 gb of RAM, which you would kinda know as ...
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Can Anyone Recommend a Windows Development Laptop?

If there is no budget/region limitations the Framework 12th gen DIY laptop is probably best. It's repairable, stirdy and if you tell them to include Windows they will, but if you are gonna go work in ...
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Laptop for light video editing, programming etc

Considering your requirements, I'd recommend Dell's New Inspiron 15 5000 (5567) which goes for about £799 + VAT and delivery. From personal experience, Dell's laptops tend to be decently robust and ...
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4K Monitor for programming

I use two Samsung UE590Ds, and would recommend 4k for both programming and games. I run Visual Studio and a large array of steam games. Recommendations Use 30" or 27" /w a close desk setup. I do end ...
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Looking for a powerful 14" laptop that is not marked as gaming (as it should be used in office)

* original suggestion removed due to not meeting weight/portability requirements, can be seen in update history * As the first option did not meet your approval, here is another option: The EON15-X ...
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Laptop for developers (2017)

I would go with the Sager NP3245 A configuration of a 256Gb m.2 SSD as the OS drive and storage drives leaves room for future upgrades. Does not come with a discrete GPU, but uses the on chip ...
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Scale USB / Wireless / Bluetooth Connected

I hope I understood correctly: You're asking for a computer connected scales that can weigh tube-like items about 1.2 m long and ~20 kg in weight, and that does not cost a fortune. A so-called "smart"...
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What's the fastest SSD for Front-End Development?

Here's a link with some good charts for identifying which SSD has better 4k random read/writes. http://www.anandtech.com/show/8216/samsung-ssd-850-pro-128gb-256gb-1tb-review-enter-the-3d-era/10 It ...
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Computer for Home Business

I'd actually consider a good business-centred PC - We run the small form factor versions of the HP Elitedesk 800s at work, though I personally am biased towards a full desktop formfactor. ...
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Computer for Home Business

NZKshatriya didn't spec out your machine for today but instead projected the machine to last you at least 4-5 years. Quad core is a minimum, 8 core would be best. My desktop runs an 8 core processor. ...
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Computer for Home Business

I would suggest the following: pcpartpicker.com: AMD build rev 3 Under the budget maximum. Suitable for business applications, and light gaming Civ series as specified Memory has changed a bit. ...
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Need a new laptop that meets the following requirements

The key word here is "Programming." This can have a range of expectation from writing code that gets executed on another server (like a web app) to data modelling, to app development that needs ...
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2016 mid-range graphic card for game development

Go with the GTX 1000 series... I have a GTX 1060 paired with a r7 370 in my rig. I use the GTX 1060 for working (mostly for cuda in blender and adobe premiere) and I use the r7 370 for running my ...
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