But during lockdown my ultralight is a low performance desktop, never leaving my study.
Something like the P series. Or I could try and spec an actual desktop, but that is a lot more admin
For the same approx price, are there significant performance gains to go to a desktop? Not sure whether threadripper is in scope or not
I haven’t bought or specced a desktop PC in over a decade
Workload is mostly building containers over and over, but I’m hoping to move to JVM engineering too
I am super happy with a T480s and the T14s looks like a worthy successor. Up to 48G RAM sounds nice. The Ts are just slightly heavier than X1C. As for desktop: get either a NUC (Intel) or a ASRock DeskMini A300 (AMD, need to buy CPU separately).
The only reason I have a Xeon workstation is that in 2017 when I bought it, consumer CPUs would max out at 32G RAM, and that was unacceptable ;)
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