Amazon new hire equipment choices

New / Eng yoki17
May 22, 2018 15 Comments

What's the better option?
Mac i7 and no desktop or Mac i5 and desktop?
Seems crazy they are pretty cheap with Dev equipment..

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TOP 15 Comments
  • Amazon / Eng ycti88
    Who needs a desktop? Just use your cloud desktop and the i7.
    May 22, 2018 0
  • Amazon AWS420
    Who uses Desktops for coding now days? MacBooks are more than enough to get the job done. Just get two monitors
    May 22, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Blah-Blah
    Depends on your role and what the specs are. You can always get a laptop and a secondary monitor.
    May 22, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng 3percent
    You guys get desktops??
    May 22, 2018 2
    • New / Eng yoki17
      OP
      Have to choose the lesser laptop for the option of having desktop though.
      May 22, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng 3percent
      I just get an Inspiron i7
      May 22, 2018
  • Amazon / Other JiffBezos
    MacBook and cloud desktop. You can always return the equipment and change to the other setup after orientation.
    May 23, 2018 0
  • Amazon YoDawg
    Just get the better laptop. You can always get a cloud desktop.
    May 22, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    VEwS62

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Oracle
    VEwS62more
    Go with the i7 laptop
    May 22, 2018 0
  • Epic noBj07
    What? When did they start this process? Which profile?
    May 22, 2018 2
    • New / Eng yoki17
      OP
      Got an email to choose the equipment I want to receive after my new hire orientation.
      May 22, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      AWS
      Hooliganssmore
      At least as of last fall. They use a public domain as well for it. It’s like newhireequipment.com or something
      May 22, 2018
  • Amazon atmw35
    Most Dev teams use ec2 dev desktops that can get pretty big depending on the area. Unless your manager mentioned that you should get a desktop go for the i7 MacBook or the xps with Linux.
    May 22, 2018 0
  • Amazon numsSize
    Depends on your role, most likely those lab126 guys will be doing local stuff that are not on the cloud.

    But they prob have extra hardware budget.
    May 22, 2018 0
  • Be an ec2-user. Or go serverless.
    May 22, 2018 0

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