I need a new laptop. My old one is dying a long, slow death. My requirements are modest – runs Ubuntu and charges via USB-C. Cheap would be a bonus – as would a num-pad – but I’ll take what I can get!
Loads of people have recommended the Dell XPS13 series. I’m looking at them and I’m a bit confused (so what else is new). I’d appreciate your advice gentle reader.
There are two models available. Here are the main differences between them:
(6MB Cache, up to 3.6 GHz)
(8 MB Cache, 4 Core, up to 4.90 GHz)
|Ports||2x USB-C||3x USB-C|
So, for a hundred quid less I get more RAM and more ports. And a faster(?) CPU with more cache. Or, do a pay a bit more for a screen which is a smidgen bigger?
Am I reading that right? Is there any other advantage to the newer system?
I write code, browse the web, and do some light media editing. I don’t play games or do 3D rendering. So I don’t need ridiculous power.
Or, should I be looking elsewhere? I want something with Linux support from the manufacturer – mostly to not have to faff around too much with weird drivers, but also to support the market.
If you know of a UK supplier of Linux laptops which charge over USB-C – please leave me a message in the comments!