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September 16, 2011 11:59:10 AM

Pls, which laptop could i get that is good for programming / writing softwares

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September 16, 2011 12:20:32 PM

Big screen is most important to see as much code as possible. Rest is not important at all unless you are programing games (in wich case you would have a company desktop pc for that so i guess its not the situation).

I advice external keyboard and some laptop stand for sitting confort as well.
September 16, 2011 1:09:52 PM

Hephe said:
Pls, which laptop could i get that is good for programming / writing softwares

Pls just give a durable specs cos d e system i got gives me headache concerin d battery,speed and many more.
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September 16, 2011 1:48:24 PM

Hephe said:
Pls, which laptop could i get that is good for programming / writing softwares


The best pc for software development is a desktop, not a laptop.
With a desktop, you can have multiple large displays which is very helpful.
A desktop will give you more performance per dollar.

On a laptop, you are restricted to smaller 17-19" screens and only one.
Just how much do you value the portability capability of a laptop?
March 2, 2012 9:46:17 PM

geofelt said:
The best pc for software development is a desktop, not a laptop.
With a desktop, you can have multiple large displays which is very helpful.
A desktop will give you more performance per dollar.

On a laptop, you are restricted to smaller 17-19" screens and only one.
Just how much do you value the portability capability of a laptop?



portability is a must.... for automation applications startups, you need to go to the job site. Also a native serial port is a must have but no laptops have them now.

I'v had very little luck with usb to serial converters. Often I need to connect to older controllers and othe devises and I had to make up some crazy connecting cables. The converters are fine for a mouse of a modem but when you need to wire all the pins, maybe at both ends, sometimes with jumpers and such across some of the pins or send 5 vdc out the convertens nerver seem to work.

Also, screen depth is a must to see as much code or ladder logic as posible. Todays laptops are for games and movies but I don't get paid at a startup for that.

Just my two cents...
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