I finally bit the bullet and got a 2018 macbook pro i7 with 1 terabyte ssd. I've been needing a personal laptop for development for awhile. I thought about going full Linux but it's tough finding Linux laptops that support thunderbolt 3 charging.

I tried to make Windows and WLS work. But it's a pain getting my Golang, GCP, and Kubernetes workflow setup on it. I keep having to jump command prompts and it annoys the shit out of me. Going multi monitor helps a lot, but I like to be at coffee shops and code.

I feel sick a out giving Apple more money especially $3,000. But it was money well spent. My workflow is seamless and unlike on my Windows laptop I dont spend 3 to 4 days just setting up my environment.

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    You didnt just bite the bullet, you swallowed the gun
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    Fuck that's a lot of money.

    Pretty sure that's more than what my car is valued at.
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    Lenovo x1 carbon is Ubuntu certified
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    That’s like 6 months of my food and bills for a living
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    Be happy cause it would cost you
    +$1200 here in Poland. We are fucked up by some greedy bastards.
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    To describe the scale it’s sometimes cheaper to get into plane to NY buy macbook and fly back then go to store round corner.
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    @vane fucking shit that's absolutely ridiculous.
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    @vane damn what's up with Poland?
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    @BranDev it’s pure economy, smaller market and big cost of doing business so probably they raise product prices so their final balance is 0
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    @irene maybe he wants to use an external gpu. Other than that I don't see any use for it.
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    You lost me at ’MacBook’ and ’coffee shop’ 😅
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    Macbooks have nice build quality but for someone who has been using Linux, Mac os does feel restricting.
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    @Gaveuxifort I use this setup. X1 carbon with Ubuntu 16.04
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    @DLMousey wizard@DLMousey I'm offended by that remark lol. I don't wear skinny Jean's or wear a plaid shirt. And I'm definitely not a Rails developer. I use a statically typed language so I feel that alone keeps me out of the hipster club
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    @irene I want USB charging for my laptop. Because sometimes I have to take trips to the West Coast and I can multiple portable chargers for my flights.
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