LOL My job issued me one of these for some computer security classes. Been using it about a two months.
- Mine has 256GB SSD and regular 1TB harddrives installed.
We run a lot of Linux Virtual Machines. That plus like 10tabs open for browsing at the same time and I’ve only heard the fan(s?) turn on one time.
Machine boots up quick, handles calculations with ease (one number-crunching exercise which was supposed to take “hours” was done in 20min), and the RAM really makes the VMs run well.
Pickiness about resolution is excessive IMO, looks sharp enough at arm’s length (where I type), and yes an external monitor is a great add-on.
This machine is heavy but
the battery life is good enough I don’t even plug it in at home. Get several hours of usage with 50% battery left. Charge it at class and it’s g2g…
Plenty of USB ports on each side make thumbdrives and portable harddrives and mouse etc… easy to use.
++ Full-size numberpad, separate home/end buttons, “Calc” and media buttons are awesome. (opens up windows calculator with one touch!)
- I don’t like the “two handed open” if you have closed the screen.
We’re running win7 on the machines.