thread I've had high end Dell laptops for years.
I find a specced-up 15" XPS pretty much spot on for my needs, which include some fairly hungry tools.


Speaking of hungry tools, I'd better check on The Politics...
permalink This is an XPS 13 2 in 1
with the new 10th gen i7, and 32gb of RAM.

I had a Surface Pro at my last job, and wanted the same ability to take it absolutely everywhere without thinking about it.

I may augment it with an external GPU for use at the desk though.
permalink I find mine drives an external monitor as well as its own screen quite happily
without the GPU struggling too much.
permalink This seems to do some strange things in AutoCAD
currently, but there doesn't seem to be a speed issue.
I'll be keeping an eye on it.
Photoshop performs brilliantly with all that RAM...
permalink I've got 32Gb in this too
and a couple-of-years-old i7

It's great. PS is fine, video editing is fine, AutoCAD, Max, Rhino all cope OK.

Even some of the weird realtime lighting visualisation stuff I use are alright.
permalink My 7 year old i7 with 8gb ram
is suddenly feeling sub-par
permalink I dunno
back not so many years ago, Moore's law would have rendered a seven year old laptop laughable, these days, there's really not that much difference.
permalink Yeah, and fortunately
the currys I work in doesn't have high end laptops on display, so there's only a couple of i7s and they have 8gb ram in them.