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If Money Were No Object, What I’d Choose For My Next Developer Machine

Google Pixelbook
Google Pixelbook (i7, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB)

These days I’m sporting an HP Chromebook 13 G1 which has mostly been a good machine. Seems like even with 8GB of RAM I still end up with some freeze ups when I’m plugging in or unplugging my USB-C dock. It’s rather frustrating but fortunately Google Chrome is designed to recognize abrupt closes and can recover.

I used to run in developer mode but now since I can run Android apps I’m using Termux with a Linux shell and Neovim as my IDE. I’m still working out the best setup for Neovim but so far it’s serving me well.

So back to the premise of this post and the main image. If I had the finances to support it I’d want my next machine to be the Google Chromebook Pixel, especially with support of Android apps and I think I’d have a great laptop and tablet in one. It’s also one of the few Chromebooks that you can get with enough horsepower to do full local development.

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