My trusty old Asus laptop is starting to get a bit creaky, plus it weighs around 2.5kg (probably. It's hefty at least). So i'm looking to pickup a new laptop this year, and an Ultrabook appeals to my tastes and sensibilites. The Lenovo Carbon X1 (14") and the Samsung Series 9 (15") both look generally perfect.
Is anyone out there doing development on an ultrabook/hybrid (hybrid being something like the surface pro or the Lenovo Carbon touch). Have you found any issues with development on these machines over the use of a standard laptop that doesn't have limitations of soldered ram and such?
I don't know actually. But I would be looking for a hybrid similar to Surface. Except a big twist, the keyboard is an extra battery that act as stable dock base, so I can type on my lap for real. And disconnect it for light casual use.
I'm looking for the exact same thing. My Asus R1F tablet is about 6 years old now although I still use it regularly to develop on while on the train. Hard to believe I'm still getting almost 3 hours out of the original battery after 6 years of heavy use.
But it probably is time to look at something new. Will be checking out the Lenovo Carbon X1 and Samsung Series 9.
Are you aware of Haswell ?
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