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

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Personally I prefer to use a laptop as a dumb terminal for remoting into my desktop workstation.

This lets me get away with an older machine with sub-par specs since all it needs to do is VPN and RDP. It also means I don't have to sacrifice the infrastructure on my local network (I've got like ten TB of assorted NAS hardware, and my development VMs run on a dedicated server).