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User Info: Solid Sonic

Solid Sonic
4 weeks ago#1
Less weight/thinner profile or More power/thicker girth? - Results (25 votes)
Sacrifice power for ease of transporting and a sleek design
48% (12 votes)
12
Sacrifice lightweight and slim profile for longer battery lilfe
52% (13 votes)
13
This poll is now closed.
Given how fast my brand new laptop seems to be draining off (not absurdly fast but quicker than a MacBook for the same physical dimensions), I'm thinking a heavier, less thin laptop might be better for a larger battery.
The only game reviewers who can be trusted are those who publish in Latin or Swahili.

User Info: zhenghan

zhenghan
4 weeks ago#2
i'd rather have a good phone these days, i can do almost anything i want on a phone....

if i get a laptop it would have to game, and not just game but be really good at gaming.
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User Info: Solid Sonic

Solid Sonic
4 weeks ago#3
zhenghan posted...
i'd rather have a good phone these days, i can do almost anything i want on a phone....

Normies get out.
The only game reviewers who can be trusted are those who publish in Latin or Swahili.

User Info: Judgmenl

Judgmenl
4 weeks ago#4
Whatever my work gives me as long as it's current-gen and can compile code fast.
Judge, Nostalgia is a hell of a drug.
You're a regular Jack Kerouac

User Info: Solid Sonic

Solid Sonic
4 weeks ago#5
Judgmenl posted...
Whatever my work gives me as long as it's current-gen and can compile code fast.

For code compilation do modern CPUs (like...post-2010) even differ that much?
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
4 weeks ago#6
If I'm buying a laptop it's for portability. As long as we're not talking ridiculous (read sub 6 hour) battery life, give me the lighter system.
Even I'm not crazy enough to believe that distortion of reality

User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
4 weeks ago#7
Battery.
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User Info: Judgmenl

Judgmenl
4 weeks ago#8
Solid Sonic posted...
Judgmenl posted...
Whatever my work gives me as long as it's current-gen and can compile code fast.

For code compilation do modern CPUs (like...post-2010) even differ that much?


Absolutely. Compilers take advantage of as many cores you can give them.
Judge, Nostalgia is a hell of a drug.
You're a regular Jack Kerouac

User Info: Solid Sonic

Solid Sonic
4 weeks ago#9
Judgmenl posted...
Solid Sonic posted...
Judgmenl posted...
Whatever my work gives me as long as it's current-gen and can compile code fast.

For code compilation do modern CPUs (like...post-2010) even differ that much?


Absolutely. Compilers take advantage of as many cores you can give them.

I guess that makes sense, although the core count has only recently increased on the Intel side (for the longest time the best you could get were hyper-threaded quad-core systems in the consumer space).

Though my post was coming more from a CPU architecture perspective as opposed to a threading point of view.
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User Info: Judgmenl

Judgmenl
4 weeks ago#10
Here's a good reference point for how much faster Ryzen is compared to Kaby Lake for Compilation:
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ryzen-kabylake-may&num=6

(Best side by side comparison I could find)

At my previous job I was using a 4910MQ with the Keil Compiler (ARM Code Compiler, so different use case). When a project takes 5-10 seconds to compile after a single line change every extra bit counts.

Edit: Also Visual Studio Benchmarks:
http://www.hardware.fr/articles/956-13/compilation-visual-studio-mingw-w64-gcc.html
Judge, Nostalgia is a hell of a drug.
You're a regular Jack Kerouac
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