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Re: [budapest-rb] Generic laptop question

From: Földes L.
Sent on: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 10:17 AM

If you choose any laptop with Intel Core i5 or above, 8 GB RAM or more, and a decent SSD (256GB+), you cannot go wrong.
All the other things that you can buy in a laptop is subject to personal preference therefore largely biased.
You will pay extra money for: smaller display (than 15"), high resolution display, small weight, large battery capacity.

I don't like Macs (I have worked with them), I would prefer an Ultrabook, but currently I'm working with a Lenovo X230 (16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Core i5) with a large external monitor and it works fine. Ubuntu is supported on this laptop officially by Canonical, although I prefer the Xubuntu variant.
This setup doesn't have problem running 2-3 virtual machines (VirtualBox).

Best regards,
László Földes

On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 12:36 PM, Viktor Vad <[address removed]> wrote:

I am asking you Rubyists out there about hardware for programming as I have seen many of you are using Mac laptops. I am in search for a fully Linux compatible laptop, but have not found a fitting one since. Now I am considering to buy a MacBook Pro to do my web development on. Will it fit for a web (Ruby) developer's daily heavy duty needs, with virtualization at hand, for let's say 3-5 years? What is your opinion on this matter? 

Any help and quote is appreciated!



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