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Discussion on: Am looking to upgrade my programming laptop, any suggestions less than $600?

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Gavin Campbell

My last laptop was a second-hand Thinkpad Carbon Gen1 that cost less than that. My new laptop is a second-hand Gen5 (I think) that cost a bit more than that. It would have been less if I'd gone for 8GB rather than 16 and a smaller SSD.

Choice of Thinkpad Carbon was based on a longitudinal study of what conference speakers who work at RedHat were carrying, as I figured this was the safest bet for Linux compatibilty.