I’m a long time Macbook user, and I’m planning to make a switch to a Linux based laptop. I’m somewhat familiar with Ubuntu, so I’ll perhaps go for that only. Which laptop would you recommend?
The usage will be programming, mostly web development using Rails. I never do any gaming or movie watching on the laptop, so I’m not keen on hardware optimized for that. I do however need good build quality, because my two year old will sometimes use it (actually she’ll climb on it, drop it or simply shut it )
Long back there used to be a Thinkpad T-series that everyone was fond of. The hardware was great but heavy. I’m not sure if that is the case now. On Amazon and Flipkart I see the likes of Lenovo G-series and Dell-Inspirons (I think) selling well.
How much RAM works okay for typical Ubuntu setups? On the Macbooks these days, a 4GB non-SSD is a bit slow. Are there any good ones with SSDs? I’m used to a 13 inch screen, but I see the 15 inch being more mainstream in Linux world, is that the case?
Share your opinions/experiences please.
Edit: Budget is definitely a constraint, but for this discussion, lets assume its not.