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Laptop for front-end development

I'm going against the tide here: OS X. It can be easier to use for development stuff (especially web, can't vouch for .NET development and other such Microsoft technologies.), and it doesn't cost as ...
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Laptop for front-end development

A short answer would be a Windows machine. Why? Because it is cheaper than a Mac machine, and both the machines offer the same support, and none have any significant advantages over the other when ...
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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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Laptop for front-end development

Personally, I would go with a Mac here, but that is because it is what I am familiar with for development work. I have been a Windows user since the 90s, and still have a Windows machine, but since ...
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Laptop for front-end development

In terms of price it would be better to choose Windows. Front-end developers often use Macs because of the healthy balance between unix-based system and "working out of the box". There was an option ...
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Laptop for coding

Since, you're starting out with coding I wouldn't expect you to be using heavy Integrated Developer Environments, like Visual Studio + Resharper which can weigh heavily on the performance of your cpu ...
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Purchasing a Mac Book Pro 16 inch, trying to figure out how much RAM I will need

There is always a use for more RAM. I always suggest getting the most possible. All depends on the budget. As for the bare minimum I'd recommend: 16GB of RAM Xcode Studio: 8GB recommended Android ...
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Chromebook or laptop for programming

A Lenovo T420s if you like the old IBM keyboards (like model M), or T430s or above if you like the island-type keyboards. They can all fit extra batteries, larger batteries, and are easy to upgrade ...
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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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What is a good laptop for programming and student work?

HP Pavilion 14-ab057ca is a good choice. It has : Intel Core i5-5200U 750 GB HDD (if it you don't mind breaking the warranty, you can just change it) Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Can runs recent games ...
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What is a good laptop for programming and student work?

The Dell XPS 13. 13 inch screen in an 11 inch form factor, up to 18 hours of battery life, OpenGL 4.4 support, powerful integrated graphics. 165 ppi screen at minimum configuration, and a free 12 ...
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Laptop for front-end development

I strongly suggest a Windows machine. There are a bunch of reasons for this, some more important than others, so here goes: Pricing Windows machines are usually significantly cheaper than Macs by at ...
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Barcode POS terminal

The Motorola MC40N0 provides an android-based barcode scanner system which can access web applications via the android browser wirelessly. It includes a barcode scanner, laser scanner, camera, and ...
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Advice on building a gaming/web development rig

Gaming generally benefits from faster single core but VM benefits from multiple cores. If you are planning to run less than 4 ish VMs then the i5 6500K will be a better choice (of course you will have ...
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Chromebook or laptop for programming

I'd say a laptop is the best choice. Here's why: A laptop can be used to develop on several platforms A Chromebook has been made specifically to surf the web, hence a laptop can be expected to give a ...
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Chromebook or laptop for programming

You probably want to check the ChromeOS subreddit for VictoryGoth's bi-weekly buying advice. Chromebooks $300 or Less Acer Chromebook C740 Acer Chromebook C771 (Intel Celeron. COMING SOON ...
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Processor type for web development (webpack dev server, jest tests, node, docker building) - High clock speed vs multiple cores?

On a laptop, I would recommend an i7 8th gen for your use case. These CPUs are 4 cores for the U (low power), and 6 cores for the H (high performance) series. They have decent single thread ...
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Is i7 8565U, with 16 gb RAM, 512 SSD with intel uhd 620, only integrated good enough for Android studio?

That should be good enough. I have a slightly worse laptop (aside from GPU) and it can run more intensive things like a Windows virtual machine or Unity game engine without a problem, so you should be ...
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Good desktop screen for a web designer / developer

Answering my own question (it was solved by Bennett Yeo in the comments to my question) First I tried the iiyama ProLite XUB2395WSU-B1 as I was happy with iiyama before. I didn't keep it for long as: ...
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Programming laptop ('18)

Have you considered the Dell Latitude 7490? For 1700 or 1800 USD, you can get a 14.1 inch screen, 16 GB of DDR4, an Intel i7-8650U (supposedly up to 4.2 GHz), and a 512 GB SSD. It also seems to have ...
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Laptop for front-end development

I'd say you should choose a Windows platform. Windows, in general, will give you a more flexible platform to work from. The vast majority of programs work with Windows (not that I have stats for ...
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