- Jan 2, 2018
Dell xps looks nice though. Luckely we get a MacBook.
This is it right here.Serviceability. The IBM/Lenovo laptops I had at my previous gig for 10 years were all durable, pretty reliable, and the HDD/SSD was easily swappable for hardware replacement.
Also durability. The aluminum and glass and low-bezel/bezel-free displays and such is nice, but it dents easier than sturdy plastic. And the LCD with bezels help protect it from damage.
I use a 2015 Mac pro right now at work...guess how I replace the SSD if it fails? I don't. Part of the reason 99% of the company doesn't use them (also the constant issues with good AD integration, group policy, help desk support, etc).
Didn't even do that when I would go to the depot. Laptop bad? Pull HDD caddy, pop in same model laptop, walk back out. 10 minute stop.This is it right here.
Dell, Lenovo and HP business grade laptops aren't all slim beauties because of servicing and repairs. At the corporate/business/premium level they all offer next day onsite technician repairs so the parts all need to be easily and quickly replaced. Durability, ease of replacement and minimal downtime for the user are king in that space.
Webcam goes in that matebook? You'll likely need an entirely new top half. Keyboard or trackpad dies? you'll probably need a whole new bottom half. Doing the transplant in itself will likely be a pain in the ass as well.
Is that not an xps? It looks nice.I work on a regular company with typical cubicles and layout. It's a regular white collar job in an office setting.
After many years of having a desk PC, I finally got a new laptop. The specs are top notch. The basics are:
- Intel i9
- 1TB SSD NVME
- Nvidia Quadro P1000
- 32GB of RAM
- Thunderbolt 3
But why do they have to be so butt ugly? Thick low quality plastic. Ugly fonts on the keyboard. Plastic here and plastic there. It's a Dell Precision (can't remember the model), but it's the typical boring office computer.
My personal computer is a Huawei Matebook 13, and that thing is a thing of beauty. Even if I'm not using it, I can really admire the craftsmanship of the device
But those Dell laptops that are in use all around the world in business environments are the most boring and ugly pieces of technology.
how big is your company? How many would you company need to buy to equip every employee with one? How much does your personal laptop cost vs your work one? What's the warranty service look like? Would you coworkers treat them with as much care as their personal laptops? What's the cost of repair? What about those leaving? Wouldn't a nicer laptop give them more reason not to return their work machine?
It's ugly as shit, heavy as hell, but it works and it works great.
My first computer was a 1998 Thinkpad and it’s amazing how the design has stayed almost the same for over twenty years
But that's the thing. Those business laptops are not cheap. The model in the OP is a Dell Precision 5530, and it starts at $1500 USD with the lowest specs.
but they're reliable and will outlast prettier computers that throttle and break at the hinges. you save money over time