June 15th, 2012, 07:25 AM
Travelling Freelancer needs Laptop Advice
What i want opinion on is this...
I plan to go travelling around asia starting from december. I intend to go slow enough to allow me to pick up small, low-paid web development work that will continue funding my travels (as well as teaching english).
being portable and light, obviously, is important, and since i love dell, it comes down to the following choices. one is much lighter, the other is much more powerful. the lighter one can probably handle my level of coding and basic design work, but how much would i limit myself with such low power?
which would you buy and take with you?
(the light and easy one)
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-2637M processor (1.70 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.80 GHz)
Intel® HD Graphics 3000
4GB Dual Channel DDR3 1333MHz
256GB Solid State Drive
(the more powerful one)
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-2860QM processor (2.50 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.60 GHz)
Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate, 64bit, English
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 1333MHz
1TB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M 2GB graphics with Optimus
June 15th, 2012, 07:53 AM
i7, no sign of limits there
for design, I'd go with the biggest screen, some screens are too small to be useful
What's the difference weight wise, there'd be volumetric differences as well to consider
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June 17th, 2012, 05:09 AM
As you'll probably be doing a considerable amount of coding on it, I think the larger the screen the better and to make it practical, I'd go for the XPS15.
Never been that big a fan of XPS laptops though (or Dell laptops in general). Have you thought about a Lenovo ThinkPad instead ?
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June 26th, 2012, 12:49 PM
Odds are "light" is lost when you're carrying around far more than the laptop as you travel. So I'd go for the power and larger screen so it's more useful overall.
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