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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

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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

afripino
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Asus Zenbook Duo 14 UX482. I like it lots.

[Edited on February 22, 2023 at 3:47 PM. Reason : dual screens is tits]

2/22/2023 3:46:49 PM

TreeTwista10
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I usually just get some $500-$800 laptop from Costco and get good use from it for 3-5 years before I look for another. Not for any kind of high end gaming or video editing or anything though.

2/22/2023 5:16:05 PM

Jeepin4x4
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I will preface this by saying that I don't do any photo editing or gaming. Most of my work is CAD or using Revu for spec and plan editing and lots of Office suite work.

But i have had an HP Elitebook 840 G6 for about 2-3 years and it's been amazingly reliable. I keep it docked at the office with dual monitors and use it on the road or at home as a traditionally laptop. It still runs swift and battery life has maintained a pretty reliable length of time. It's also super lightweight so i can carry it and an ipad and not feel like i'm carrying bricks.

2/25/2023 7:17:15 PM

rjrumfel
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I'm typing this response up using a Lenovo that I purchased with my IBM employee pricing program back in 2011. It was a beast at the time, a W520. It has some issues these days but still keeps up ok.

And the damned thing is a tank.

I've also had Lenovo Yoga 7 series, and I also have a Microsoft Book, of which I'm not a huge fan. I liked the idea of a detachable screen that functions as a tablet, but I don't use that function very often, and I don't like having something that isn't upgradable - that's my fault, should've considered that before buying a Book.

I think my next laptop will just be a high-end HP. Right now I'm trying to force my Ipad Pro to be a laptop substitute while I travel.

2/27/2023 8:16:10 AM

Nighthawk
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I got Lenovo Yoga 7i laptops for my work team and myself about 2.5 years ago. Previously we were doing desktops as well laptops, but I transitioned the whole group to docking stations and laptops only. The Thunderbolt 4 docks can drive four 4K monitors, and while nobody currently has four of them, I have a pair as well as a 43" 1080p display I use for running meetings with groups. It has worked great, and I like the flexibility of the 7i being able to convert to tablet mode. I often flip it around with the base as a stand and the keyboard facing down and either use the full USB keyboard via my Dock or MouseWithoutBorders when I am working from home running on my desktop and my laptop.

3/15/2023 5:35:51 PM

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