Choose Your Own

ID-100189504My 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
Clock 1.1-GHz 2.2-Ghz 1.9-GHz
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
GeekBench 3814 5901 5665

Looks like the Probook 850 is the best option for me.

What’s missing?

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 …

About erictummers

Working in a DevOps team is the best thing that happened to me. I like challenges and sharing the solutions with others. On my blog I’ll mostly post about my work, but expect an occasional home project, productivity tip and tooling review.
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