Mo' Computers Mo' Problems 💻
I'm looking to scale back how many devices I use. Currently I have a 2015 Macbook Air, which has slowed down considerably, and doesn't have enough RAM to keep up with running local servers, Sketch/Figma, VSCode, Chrome and Firefox open at once.
My solution to that has been running Linux on an old laptop which is basically a brick with no battery life (so a desktop replacement). It's been annoying to split my time between the two, since it feels like a waste of two machines that could be used by everyday users.
To that effect, I'd like to give away or sell my current computers and replace it with a new one that fits the right criteria.
I'm a React developer who's messing with backend stuff in Python, plus I do some light design work.
Here's what I'm looking for in my next workstation:
- Runs OSX or Linux (which basically means any computer works)
- HD Screen (Retina or 1080p)
- Good quality touchpad for design work
- 16gb of RAM
- Decent battery life
- 256GB SSD or better
- i7 processor
Some options I was looking at:
- Dell XPS 15
- Macbook Pro 15
- The new Macbook Air
- LG Gram
What's your workstation like? ❓
If you've tried any of the above, what do you like/dislike about them?
Let's chat in the comments below! 👇