I was hired as a digital marketing associate at a small to mid sized tech company but I took on the role of webmaster and junior web developer. For this role I have been using a 2015 Mac-book Pro with an i7 quad core processor (I can’t find which model but it clocks at 2.2-2.6 GHz on normal use) 16 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD.
Our Website is powered by a heavily customized WordPress and I am constantly editing multiple pages of the website at once while Running a vagrant homestead VM to work as a development server. On top of this I often find myself Using Photoshop, Illustrator, to design, mock-up, and edit graphics. So it’s become clear that I do not have enough Ram and processing power to run these things concurrently and I am constantly experiencing slowdowns and random computer restarts.
Because this is a work environment I really can’t just build a computer, does anyone have a good recommendation for a reasonably priced workstation?
Budget: 1000-1200 USD
Processor: 6-8 cores SMT enabled
GPU: Needs to support 2 displays (2560 x 1080 and 1920 x 1080)
RAM: 24-32 GB (High Speed RAM isn’t a necessity this machine will not be gaming or doing heavy computational tasks)
Storage: 512 GB - 1024 GB or higher
I may be video editing in the future but that depends.
I just realized I have to travel back and forth for this job on a regular basis, the company is bi-coastal. So laptops are also on the table.