My boss lets me choose my own device to work with. Given a budget, some basic rules, two default configurations and this employee is happy. But now the hard part: what do I choose?
Most of the time I’m using Visual Studio to program and test a solution of 200+ projects. An SSD would be nice. Also some extra cores and an overload of memory are on my list. But as always in life I need to prioritize or my budget will be insufficient. I narrowed the list down to two devices:
- HP Folio the ultrabook with solid state drive or
HP 6560bHP Probook 6570b a workhorse like the one I’ve been working with the last 3 years
Here is a table with the most interesting specs compared
|Processor||Core I5 2467M 1.60 GHz||Core I5
|Memory||4 Gb||8 Gb|
|Disk||128 Gb SSD||320 Gb 7200 rpm|
|Screen||13.3 inch (1366 x 768)||15.6 inch (1600 x 900)|
|Video||Intel HD Graphics 3000||
AMD Radeon HD 7570M
The reviews on notebookcheck.net (Folio,
6560b No review for 6570b yet) showed the Folio wins the PCMark but the 3D stuff is (almost certain) for the 6560b 6570b.
My google searches all pointed to the fact that compiling is mostly about processor than it is about the disk. The best choice of the two would be the
6560b 6570b, but why go the logical road? to be continued …
[edit August 27, 2012]
HP Probook 6560b replaced with 6570b model in CYO. Better CPU and Video. I’ll expect same or better performance.
Also thinking about putting a 128Gb SSD in the probook.
Geen MacBook Air?
Don’t mix business with pleasure 😉
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