locked Re: Computer recommendations
Greg Beam, KI7MT <ki7mt01@...>
I'll second what Jim wrote here. I'm using a Lenovo X1 Extreme Gen1 for my work laptop (15.6in screen). Its a serious little box: Dual PCI M.2 NVME slots, Thunderbolt port, USB 3.x, Nvidia Graphics, HDMI 2.0, Good Battery Life, Lightweight.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I run VM Ware Workstation Pro on it with Windows Server 2016, SQL Server and Win10 Desktop instance at the same time. The box doesn't break a sweat.
Mine has i7-8850H 6 Cores/12 Threads, 32GB Ram, Dual 1TB M.2 NVME Samsung Pro's. I use a thunderbolt dock at work and home.
This is the Gen2, but, it has similar specs with a newer processor. I think the Gen1 is discontinued now.
73, Greg KI7MT
On 2/18/20 11:38 AM, Jim Brown wrote:
I'll repeat my recommendation of a Thinkpad, either new from the Lenovo website or a refurb off-lease unit from a vendor like NewEgg. I've used nothing but Thinkpads for almost 20 years. My last "big iron" was a dual processor Dell that I bought to do heavy-duty acoustic modeling in 1999. It finally died a few months ago. The Thinkpads did that modeling too, are far more compact, and don't require an outboard UPS.