Everyone at Google and CS academia seems to have Macbook Retina Pros these days. They do very well in selling their consumer laptops to...developers, at least in these niches (I would guess that many HN crowd are in the same boat).
And really, what more could you want as a dev (at least in a laptop)?
My wife is a visual designer who has an external waccom tablet. She said the primary problem with integrated solutions to her is occlusion: she would still prefer a separate tablet. Gabe obviously has a different feeling about this, though I think he is using Illustrator also.
"When we were an agrarian nation, all cars were trucks because that’s what you needed on the farms. Cars became more popular as cities rose, and things like power steering and automatic transmission became popular.
PCs are going to be like trucks. They are still going to be around…they are going to be one out of x people.
This transformation is going to make some people uneasy…because the PC has taken us a long ways. It’s brilliant. We like to talk about the post-PC era, but when it really starts to happen, it’s uncomfortable."
"A sport utility vehicle (SUV) is a vehicle similar to a station wagon or estate car, usually equipped with four-wheel drive for on- or off-road ability. Some SUVs include the towing capacity of a pickup truck with the passenger-carrying space of a minivan or large sedan.
Since SUVs are considered light trucks in North America, and often share the same platform with pick-up trucks, at one time, they were regulated less strictly than passenger cars under the two laws in the United States"