What kind of Laptops do you get @Amazon

May 7 30 Comments

I'm gonna be starting work at Amazon next month. I'm gonna be giving back my MacBook pro to my current employer. Any chance I can get a MacBook Pro 15" with touch bar at Amazon? I'm so used to it at this point. Also what other laptops are offered?

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  • Microsoft NFca01
    Banana laptop
    May 70
  • Amazon LAxL08
    I actually prefer the smaller form factor since you know you’ll always be on-call and have to carry to your laptop with you 😜
    And the Touch Bar is a gimmick. Never used it once on my old laptop from previous employer
    May 85
    • Clover Health sinkinship
      The touch bar is demonstrably terrible. Because who wants to make sure they hit Esc with their eyes, amirite?
      May 8
    • Amazon LAxL08
      Haha 😂 you got it!
      May 8
    • New Rh20jS
      Touch bar seems like the kind of thing Jobs would never release. It looks cool in promos, but it's absolutely unusable. The point of a keyboard is that you have tactile feedback and don't have to look down all the time.
      May 8
    • Clover Health sinkinship
      Side thought: if the escape key was hard like the fingerprint sensor, I would be sold. The F keys are so rarely used, that looking down seems okay to get custom keys per app.
      May 8
    • Amazon LAxL08
      The one thing I liked about the Touch Bar. The sliding gesture for brightness and volume
      May 8
  • Google / Eng
    sqrt(-1)

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    May 70
  • OP
    Damn you guys serious? I don't wanna code on a friggin 13 inch 😣
    May 73
    • Ericsson / Eng
      googoog

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      googoogmore
      😂😂
      May 7
    • New / Eng
      gerhardt

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      gerhardtmore
      You can connect you laptop with one (or two) external displays, can’t you?
      May 8
    • Apple / EnggtUh6$
      Do you usually code on your laptop?? That’s messed up? Que a proper screen and keyboard, you back will thank you
      May 8
  • Amazon default.
    Standard issue is base model 13” mbp w/o Touch Bar.
    May 71
    • Amazon glue eater
      It’s technically not the base model they at least spring for the i7 option with 16gb ram
      May 8
  • Amazon default.
    You can certainly purchase a 15” mbp with Touch Bar and have IT configure it for you! Lesson #1, frugality.
    May 71
    • Microsoft
      Tier 1

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      Tier 1more
      That’s so generous of IT
      May 7
  • Amazon ridicule
    Once you’re onboarded ask your manager to approve a MBP 15”. If they do, you’ll expense it and exchange your standard issue with IT.
    May 72
    • OP
      Good point. Thanks for the tip. I'll do that. I mean they're paying me handsomely to join them, why stop there 😋
      May 8
    • Amazon R89yEJ
      Don't forget to read "If they do" 😀
      May 8
  • Amazon McKnziBzos
    LOL. You have no idea what Amazon is all about. Be ready to truly enjoy your life.
    May 81
    • Dell LUHV04
      Serious question - what are some of the bad attributes you have seen at amazon ?
      May 8
  • New
    cdPp78

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    Is it ok to request Linux/Ubuntu based laptops?
    May 82
    • Amazon bCxp50
      Yes. You'll be given a choice.
      May 8
    • New
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      Good to know. Thanks!
      May 8
  • Amazon / Eng
    j1o

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    j1omore
    The laptops at Amazon are hp 2ghz 8gb ram 256gb hd and Mac pro from I think 2012 and a Mac mini same year right now those are the 3 computers I use there
    May 70
  • Amazon amznl6sde
    I’ve had a 15” MBP for the last 8 years, and I actually prefer the 13” now that I have it. 95% of my coding is when it’s docked anyway, and my backpack is noticeably lighter now.
    May 81
    • Amazon glue eater
      The main advantage of the 15” is the option to get the quad core i7 or i9. The 13” comes with a dual core i7.
      May 8
  • Nvidia ECTT56
    You get a standard issue 2gb Fire Phone and Fire TV with optional Fire Prime. 🔥
    May 80
  • Amazon bCxp50
    I have two: 15" MBP that my manager expensed when I joined, and a 13" company issued MBP. Latter is my travel companion (R&D involving field testing) and on-call warrior. Former is what I use in the office; it stays parked.

    Both have top of the line specs for their class. Trust me, you don't want the shitty touch bar or the crap keyboard that comes with it.
    May 80
  • Google topCon
    It's easy to get 15" Mac pro if you're willing to share it with a co-worker. Frugality, dude.
    May 80

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