# Hardware


It is essentially my job to look at computer for longer periods of time

~ TechLead

# Top Linux laptops

Best ultrabooks

  1. XPS 13 2-in-1
  2. XPS 13 developer edition
  3. ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
  4. Lenovo Thinkpad X1 extreme Gen 2
  5. X1 Yoga Gen 5
  6. Asus Zenbook 14 ultra
  7. HP Spectre 14 inch with tiger lake CPU
    1. Tilt Pen
Ultrabook USD EUROS
XPS 13 Developer Edition
8GB, i7-10th gen
XPS 13
8GB, i5-10th gen
XPS 13 9310
16GB, i7-10th gen
Macbook por 13
,16GB LPDDR4x, i7-10th gen
XPS 13 3310
16Gb LPDDR4x, i7-11th gen
Yoga 71(14")
16GB DDR4, i7-11gen
New XPS 13 2-in-1 1800
Asus zenbook 14 ultralight 1100

Laptops for programmers

XPS 13 vs XPS 2-in-1 difference?

2-in-1 make laptop work as a tablet

  • AI optimized battery life

# 2-in-1

Comes in 2 varients, detachable keyboard mode and flip screen 360 style

# AMD Ryzen 4700u

  • Do not suppoet latest WiFi 802.11ac standard, intel does
Why pay so much for XPS 13 vs Asus Zenbook 14 ultralight?
Carbon fibre body inside

Ready to live that dongle life

# Why developer edition laptop

  • You can make linux run on a toaster, BUT it takes time and effort.
  • Hence buy hardware optimized for running linux systems.
  • Ships only the hardware that works with linux and nothing else

Incident when linus bought a dell laptop and WiFi didnot work.

# Latest and greates

Dell compelete protection

# AMD vs Intel CPU

Team Blue vs Team Red

Worlds first 7NM CPU, power efficiency per Watt

  • AMD in 2006 purchased ATI graphics company
  • AMD Ryzen processor, modern Architecture based on Zen
    • 40NM, 12NM now 7NM form factor
  • Intel 10th generation is divided into 2,
    • u underclocked, older school
    • G G3, G5, G7 etc are newer 10NM chips
  • Apple software is way too tightly integrated and fine tuned with intel hardware
  • LP (Low power) DDR4 and normal DDR4 have upto 14% performance impact on AMD processor. Go with normal DDR4
  • Intel 10 generation Ice Lake processor 10NM

AMD vs Intel 2020 benchmark comparison

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X395 - business
  • Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
  • Acer Predator Helios 500 - gamming
  • Lenovo Flex 14, 8GB 2-in-1
  • HP Envy x360

# Intel Comeback

with EVO Platform

# Graphics

  • Intel UHD Graphics
  • Intel Iris XE Graphics - newer for 11-generation CPU (ends with G3/G7) etc

Intel 11th gen, EVO platform

what is the difference between a core and a thread?

CPU Threads vs cores, logical vs physical cores

# Lenovo Yoga

duet 7i competitior to microsoft surface

  • Keyboard cover and stylus are included

Thinkpads L-Series < T-Series < X-Series

# Accessories

# 60% keyboards


# Sell

Where to sell second hand laptops? https://wirkaufens.de/index.php/verkaufen/11/Notebooks.html

# Resources

Intel CPU evolution

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