New laptop time!
My Inspiron 13 (7000 2-in-1) was a nice laptop. It wasn’t the lightest but it was light enough. It was a good size. After adding an SSD is was plenty fast enough. With the addition of the Killer Wireless 1535 and 8 Gigs of RAM it basically was just about perfect. I had only a couple of complaints.
The screen resolution of 1366×768 was workable for everything except android VM’s and the soft touch finish was starting to come away in places and look worn in others.
I had previously set myself the goal of finishing the Android Basics Nanodegree in under 6 months. In order to get half the tuition back. I managed it in just 5 months. I took this money and added a little I had saved and decided the laptop for me is an Dell XPS 13. I went with this specification
- Intel i7-7500u
- 16 Gigs of RAM
- 512 NVMe
- QHD+ Touch Screen (3200×1800)
So far its been great, I like the keyboard, layout, touchpad, battery life. I love the screen and the speed.
I’ll take some photos and talk about software development on it in a later post.