Hi, I'm currently using a Dell Precision M4800 mobile workstation - one of the old-school Dell brick style powerhouses! It's powerful but far from mobile!
I've got the opportunity to get a new laptop through work and am considering the Dell XPS 13.
GIS work probably consumes 25% of my time and its not significant number crunching or 3D work - its mainly light feature class editing and working between Pro and Online. What seems to make my current laptop suffer is the number of layers I will sometimes have in a map, many of which are served over the internet - so the bottleneck might be internet speeds etc. rather than performance of my current laptop.
The Dell XPS 13 appeals because it is small - I do a lot of travelling by train and spend time in client offices etc. If I'm sat at my desk, I use a dock and larger monitors.
I'm aware that the Dell XPS 13 doesn't have dedicated graphics - but I'd go the maximum RAM and the best CPU I can:
- 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8565U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.6 GHz, 4 cores)
- Intel® UHD Graphics 620 with shared graphics memory
- 13.3" 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) InfinityEdge Touch Display
- 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz
Any thoughts on whether this would run Pro for my needs okay?