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Discussion on: Laptops For Developers

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Ryan Collins

Interesting that there is no discussion of a cheap laptop/remote usage of a desktop. My laptop is an 8GB Surface Go, which is not the speediest device ever, but I bought it for the size.

If I need to do something that it can't handle, I connect to my home machine with Parsec or a virtual machine at paperspace.com. My home machine has tons of storage, memory, and a decent GPU. I get all of advantages of portability along with more power than I will ever need.

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Garvit Motwani Author

Well everyone cannot afford both a home machine and a laptop for portability so it is better to buy a medium sized laptop with nice specs

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Ryan Collins

True, but my set up cost ~$2,100, which is less than a lot of the laptops mentioned in this thread. 😁

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