|Hardware Requirements: Intel 4th Gen core i7, 128/256 SSD, at least 8 gb of ram with an option to upgrade to 16, Max Resolution 1920 x 1080, Screen size 13 - 14 inch, weight under 4 lbs, Touchscreen preferably no, OS Linux(Ubuntu).|
The latest Ask HN post on developer laptops is dated now. As of now the haswell processor coupled with Intel HD 5000+ looks like the way to go.
Options I have looked at(If you have information about pricing/release date on any of these, leave a comment)
1. Macbook air: Average display, no option to upgrade ram
2. Sony Viao Pro: Reviews say it compromises on performance to be the lightest.
3. System76 Galaga Ultra Pro: Any first hand reviews on this one?
4. Lenovo T440s: Release date unknown, 6 hours of battery life only?
5. Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus: Would be overpriced, QHD+ would be overkill for my needs!
6. Dell XPS 12: Not a fan of convertible tablet + laptop types.