Or at least, not one for myself. I’ve never really needed one other than school- and my various ‘jobs’ allowed me to find decent laptops to piecemeal together and get away with installing an SSD. I’ve basicially used shitty, secondhand laptops forever.
My previous job stuck me with an ‘i7’ dual core that had a questionable thermal paste job, but that aside, ran like garbage for a marketed ‘i7.’
The laptop will be for an internal support position. I have a rare opportunity of picking one out myself.
What I’m looking for
I am aware I’m asking a lot for this price, and I’ve also been considering the possibility that I may need to upgrade things on my own.
Something with a quad core (prefer quad 8 thread). Hyperthreadded dual cores are off the table completely.
SSD -Type doesn’t matter, but at least 256.
minimum 8GB of RAM, but I prefer 16GB
If possible, docking compatible, but not required.
Hopefully 4 USB ports of any type, prefer at least two are 3.0 or better.
Yes. I’m not opposed to used stuff, I’m just not entirely sure how that will go over in the event that I need to service it for any reason. I have no problem putting something together myself as well- but this is bought and paid by my new employer, and I’m not so sure how’d they’d handle it.