New laptop/ ultrabook needed

Thermo Fisher / Sales zeussical
May 13 9 Comments

I’m looking to purchase a new laptop or ultra book. I’ve been a Windows user since I was a kid but I’m not sure if I should keep using it or buy some sort of Apple laptop. I want something flexible for form factor so I can leave my iPad at home when I travel. Suggestions under $2000?

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  • Uber iamlying
    I've also been a Windows user for a very long time (with a few years on Ubuntu/Mint too) and not really used a Mac til now. The keyboard layout makes me want to kill myself. The screen is nice. The dock is shit, command tab is shit, and it's not as polished as people will have you believe. Stick with Windows or find a laptop that plays well with Linux imo.
    May 13 1
    • Visa 4001001
      Can't agree with this enough. Just spend as much as you're willing to on a nice Thinkpad, only good thing about the mbp is the trackpad but even then trackpoints are way better once you start using them.
      May 13
  • Mentor Graphics
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    Mentor Graphics

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    surface book 2 or surface laptop 2 (macbook air equivalent)
    May 13 4
    • Thermo Fisher / Sales zeussical
      OP
      I was leaning in that direction.
      May 13
    • Mentor Graphics
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      With surface book 2 you can leave your iPad at home or sell it😄
      May 13
    • Thermo Fisher / Sales zeussical
      OP
      I can’t sell the iPad because it’s a company issued iPad but it would be good to only deal with carrying one device.
      May 13
    • Microsoft SoundPrank
      I'm a big fan of the surface books. Never did I think I'd enjoy the accessory pen too, but it's been awesome for digital whiteboarding in meetings. The setup has a real nice solid feel. Not like a lot of the plastic alternatives.
      May 13
  • New arhR58
    Lenovo x1 carbon and you're done. I also use a pixel book and AWS cloud9, you'd be surprised how far that gets you.
    May 13 0
  • Ericsson / Eng
    googoog

    Ericsson Eng

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    There's this xps 13 developer edition. Have read it's a good one if you're looking for factory installed Ubuntu.
    May 13 0