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 7 0
  • Amazon LAxL08
    I actually prefer the smaller form factor since you know youโ€™ll always be on-call and have to carry to your laptop with you ๐Ÿ˜œ
    And the Touch Bar is a gimmick. Never used it once on my old laptop from previous employer
    May 8 5
    • 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 ๐Ÿ˜‚ 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)

    Google Eng

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    ๐Ÿฟ
    May 7 0
  • OP
    Damn you guys serious? I don't wanna code on a friggin 13 inch ๐Ÿ˜ฃ
    May 7 3
    • Ericsson / Eng
      googoog

      Ericsson Eng

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      ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      May 7
    • New / Eng
      gerhardt

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      gerhardtmore
      You can connect you laptop with one (or two) external displays, canโ€™t you?
      May 8
    • Apple / Eng gtUh6$
      Do you usually code on your laptop?? Thatโ€™s messed up? Que a proper screen and keyboard, you back will thank you
      May 8
  • Amazon default.
    Standard issue is base model 13โ€ mbp w/o Touch Bar.
    May 7 1
    • Amazon glue eater
      Itโ€™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 15โ€ mbp with Touch Bar and have IT configure it for you! Lesson #1, frugality.
    May 7 1
    • Microsoft
      Tier 1

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      Thatโ€™s so generous of IT
      May 7
  • Amazon ridicule
    Once youโ€™re onboarded ask your manager to approve a MBP 15โ€. If they do, youโ€™ll expense it and exchange your standard issue with IT.
    May 7 2
    • OP
      Good point. Thanks for the tip. I'll do that. I mean they're paying me handsomely to join them, why stop there ๐Ÿ˜‹
      May 8
    • Amazon R89yEJ
      Don't forget to read "If they do" ๐Ÿ˜€
      May 8
  • Amazon McKnziBzos
    LOL. You have no idea what Amazon is all about. Be ready to truly enjoy your life.
    May 8 1
    • 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 8 2
    • Amazon / Eng bCxp50
      Yes. You'll be given a choice.
      May 8
    • New
      cdPp78

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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 7 0
  • Amazon amznl6sde
    Iโ€™ve had a 15โ€ MBP for the last 8 years, and I actually prefer the 13โ€ now that I have it. 95% of my coding is when itโ€™s docked anyway, and my backpack is noticeably lighter now.
    May 8 1
    • Amazon glue eater
      The main advantage of the 15โ€ is the option to get the quad core i7 or i9. The 13โ€ 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. ๐Ÿ”ฅ
    May 8 0
  • Amazon / Eng 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 8 0
  • Google topCon
    It's easy to get 15" Mac pro if you're willing to share it with a co-worker. Frugality, dude.
    May 8 0