Laptop Advice 2021 for Software and Artificial Intelligence

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  1. civilxamarin


    Jan 9, 2021
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    I would like to purchase a laptop workstation for my software development work and finite element solution applications.

    I don't have any intensive rendering, drawing, or visual design work.

    I mostly need a powerful processor and a fast computer. Also, since I am working on machine learning, I use a lot of TensorFlow, VScode, .Net Core. Sometimes I need strong graphic power because I compile on smart device emulators.

    Question: There are 2 mobile notebook laptop recommendations below and both are sold at the equivalent price of $ 3800 in my country. Which one do you think I should choose and why?

    Option 1:

    13‑inch MacBook Pro

    Apple M1 chip (8‑core CPU, 8‑core GPU, and 16‑core Neural Engine)

    16GB unified memory

    2TB SSD storage

    macOS Big Sur

    2 Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports

    Wi-Fi 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible

    Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology

    13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology

    2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch

    Height: 0.61 inch (1.56 cm)

    Width: 11.97 inches (30.41 cm)

    Depth: 8.36 inches (21.24 cm)

    Weight: 3.0 pounds (1.4 kg)

    Option 2:

    Intel® Comet Lake Core ™ i9-10980HK 8C / 16T; 16MB L3; 8GT / s; 2.4GHz> 5.3GHz; 45W; 14nm

    Mobile Intel® HM470 Chipset

    6GB GDDR6 nVIDIA® Quadro® RTX® 3000 192-Bit

    17.3 '' FHD 1920x1080 144Hz Matte LED Display

    64GB (2x32GB) DDR4 1.2V 2933MHz SODIMM

    1TB SAMSUNG PM981a M.2 SSD PCIe 3.0 x4 (Read: 3500 MB / s- Write: 3000 MB / s)

    1TB Seagate Barracuda Pro 7200RPM HDD SATA-3 7mm 128MB

    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

    Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 9560, 2x2 AC + Bluetooth 5.0 M.2 2230 (1.73 Gbps)

    1x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Port (Type C)

    3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Ports

    Dimensions: 397 (W) x 260 (D) x 23.1 (H) mm

    Weight 2.2Kg (51WH Battery Included)
    civilxamarin, Jan 9, 2021
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