[wellylug] Linux laptop for software development

Xav Paice xavpaice at gmail.com
Tue Jul 4 15:03:53 NZST 2017

As an alternative, I'm driving an Asus Zenbook and it's been great so far -
but 16GB ram and a FHD screen is going to really limit the choices out
there if you are looking for it being portable.  When I want more RAM I
just spin up cloud instances rather than do it locally, but if you're
wanting to do things with a gui IDE then syncing a dev environment to a
cloud instance is a pain.  The X1's are awesome too, but expensive and
similar spec to the Asus.

On 4 July 2017 at 11:22, Matt Betts <matt at publons.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm looking for some advice on purchasing linux compatible laptops for
> software development. Our team currently use a mix of desktops and mac
> books. Our desktops work well but are not portable and virtualisation on
> osx is too slow compared to a native linux (Ubuntu 16.04) setup for running
> containers.
> We've been looking at the ThinkPad T470. If anyone is running linux on
> this machine I'm interested in your experience. Especially around running
> duel monitors using USBC and any audio, webcam, fan, heat, sleep issues. If
> anyone has other recommendations our requirements are 16gb ram, good
> webcams (for video conferencing), 14 inch, FHD screens and a SSD.
> Matt
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