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emnsk
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I've liked business laptops with the keyboard and the like--thinkpads/latitudes, though ive only owned latitudes since my first laptop, a good ol basic 3000 series that was rough
Don't like all the soldering going on these days and miss my old ports

[Edited on January 17, 2023 at 1:07 PM. Reason : this probably shouldve gone in technology but alas]

1/17/2023 1:07:06 PM

OmarBadu
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since I switched over to a macbook pro in 2011 I haven't looked back - wouldn't consider buying anything else

1/17/2023 5:09:01 PM

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I stan the Dell XPS 13 when fully speced. If they made a 14" I'd be all over it. There's an XPS 15", and while I'd love the extra horsepower, it won't fit in my sling bag and I prize easy portability.

1/17/2023 6:57:55 PM

emnsk
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^^macbooks are definitely the most reliable, cant really argue against that. that's why I'm all apple for phones but I like fiddling around with laptops

^yeah 14 inch is indeed the sweet spot. theyve gotten so light nowadays too. when I got my latest laptop I was stunned, especially since it still had an ethernet port and all

I've been meaning to try to get a used dell latitude from the e6000 series. the build quality on those things is insane, they look like something else altogether with the switch lock and stuff

1/18/2023 1:39:28 AM

FroshKiller
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I use the 13" M1 MacBook Pro. I plug it into a CalDigit TS3 Plus dock via Thunderbolt.

It's the best laptop I've ever owned. Like OmarBadu, I jumped to MacBooks years ago, but the M1 systems are even better. I've only heard the fan on this thing once..

1/18/2023 6:37:48 AM

emnsk
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yeah the new intel series has turned a generation of laptops into heatboxes
all they do is burnnnnnn over nothing

1/18/2023 12:06:15 PM

smoothcrim
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hp x360 spectre was probably the best laptop I ever had, especially with the pen and screen digitizer. i have a surfacebook 2 now and its ok. lenovo x1 carbon yoga would be my personal choice but im limited to machines with decent gpus for work

1/18/2023 1:26:46 PM

stowaway
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xps13 with 8th gen i7- personal laptop that I’ll do some light photo editing on occasionally. Beautiful, solid device. System update a few years ago made it run hot and hit thermal limits too frequently. Keyboard is a bit small.

Dell latitude 7480 - work laptop, decent build quality for a business laptop, crap low res screen, no problems with the kb or trackpad. 8gb of ram and an nvme drive made it usable even with a 2 core cpu.

Msi creator 15 - should have found a version without a touch screen. Beautiful picture quality but I really dislike a glossy screen and it cracked inside a padded laptop case from pressure on the back of the top panel. Kb is fine, i7-10850 and 16gb ram with an rtx2060 makes it pretty damn fast for production tasks.

Dell latitude 5591 - kb is fine, numpad is a nice bonus. Plenty of ram and cpu for what I need, but it’s heavy for not having a discreet gpu. If I had my pick of devices I’d get something a little lighter and more efficient, but it’s what was assigned.

If apple had a 15” MacBook Air it’d be VERY popular, but I have to stay with windows 10/11 for compatibility with some of our network stuff, easy rdp, and using our camera system. Their mac app is atrocious and almost unusable.

1/18/2023 5:54:15 PM

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