The xps 15 with nvidia is nice, though it is bigger than I like. That, and they don't put docking station pads on the xps line. They put those screens on the latitude line as well I'm noticing, which is better aside from the intel-only gpu, but no nvidia for latitude it seems.
I just wish they'd give more love to the people that like small laptops. I love my 12.5" latitude, but that intel gpu is useless for anything, and even compositing takes a hit with the cpu. Boo. Razor puts an nvidia 1070 in their 14 blade that is marginally larger only by a bit.
Then again, I used to rock a 3" sony android phone every day for a few years, and miss it terribly in the age of giant 5-7" phones. I like small/light.
Side note, I noticed with either new xps or latitude with kaby lake arch, those only have 1x m.2 ssd/nvme slot, which is a problem and disappointment. It does have a dock though on the latitude model. Embrace cloud, yeah, but I like some local redundant disk for critical data.
My older latitude e7240 I upgraded to have 2x msata's in that works great with software raid, only downside was a lack of a gsm/lte radio internally for the extra disk. Power-out events (suspend, power runs out) occasionally cause a resync when it sits in my travel bag too long, but always recovers/resyncs perfectly in 2 years of use. In extenuating circumstances, I can/do trust it with my livelihood. I've dropped it several times, no problemo.
Samsung 840 evo msata ssd's ftw in it, every other ssd 2.5/different vendor has failed me. Horribly/sadly.
On 09/16/2016 09:52 PM, Stephen Partington wrote:
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