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The cheapest XPS 15" is more expensive than the cheapest MB 15".

Are there any reliable ~$1000 laptops to host linux?




> The cheapest XPS 15" is more expensive than the cheapest MB 15".

... what? That's simply not true.


I’m not sure where you’re looking, but the XPS 15 starts at $1000. Of course, you’re not going to want that hybrid drive.

Dell also has an upcoming Memorial Day sale where they will discount certain models, and the new XPS 15 is due out next month.

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/xps-15/spd/xps-...


I was going to say that the SSD is slower on the XPS, and it is, but it’s close.

The storage in the MBP is wicked fast even in the base configuration.


https://www.notebookcheck.net/Apple-MacBook-Pro-15-2018-2-6-...

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Huawei-MateBook-13-i7-8565U-Ge...

Samsung PM981s (and really Samsung SSDs in general) tend to trounce the competition, but IIRC the XPS 13 uses some mediocre SK Hynix SKU.


Thinkpad T series and Dell Latitude 7390/7490 are good choices around that price.


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