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?
Visual Studio and Office are where I spend most of my time. Sometimes I have multiple hyper-v machines running for demos. My current laptop (HP Probook 6570b) manages this barely and overheats / crashes. The 120 Gb space is getting a big hurdle. Battery is not a big thing but could be better too.
Here is a table with the most interesting specs compared
|HP Folio 1020||HP Probook 850||Surface 3 Pro|
|Processor||Core M-5Y51||Core i5-5200U||Core i5-4300U|
|Memory||8 Gb||8 Gb||8 Gb|
|Disk||256 Gb SSD||256 Gb SSD||256 Gb SSD|
|Screen||13.3 inch||15.6 inch||12 inch|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080||2160 x 1440|
|Video||Intel 5300||Intel 5500||Intel 5000|
Looks like the Probook 850 is the best option for me.
I expect the best and I give the best. Here’s the beer. Here’s the entertainment. Now have fun. That’s an order!
- Quad-core option,
- 16Gb memory option and
- MacBook Pro.
To be continued …