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Discussion on: My beginner’s guide to choosing a laptop for programming

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Vítězslav Ackermann Ferko

In my opinion 16GB is a must for all dev applications running simultaneously. Not "just in case", but indeed a "must have". I use 10+ GB all the time, when running IDE, git gui, music, calendar, mail, slack, web browser(s) and all the server/build things.

Then indeed 500 GB SSD is minimum, but I have never gotten near even with everything installed, few virtual machines stored and dozen of git repos cloned. I think 1 TB "recommended" is little exaggerated.