I'm adding this here because the feature of a prospective laptop I will be purchasing in the future is directly related to android studio.
Please bare with me as I am new to android studio and android development in general. When I initially installed studio on my original desktop (had an AMD processor). Studio would not work the built in virtual machine(phone) that came with Studio, it suggested I download/purchase a third party. As I am new to this aspect (a little better than new in Java and desktop application design).
From what I understand I need an Intel core i7 processor for the built in virtual machine to work correctly. do you know of any other processors?
I asked the following question in the Java section but maybe I'll get different answers here.
I am looking to buy a new laptop for programming. I would like to have a decent system but I have a few must haves that are making laptops harder to find. My list is as follows in order of desire:
Processor MB to handle Studio built in phone virtualization. Like the Intel i7 7th gen
64 gig ram prefered, 32 accepted
17" touch screen
back lit keyboard
125 gig SSD primary drive for OS ext, 1T HDD for everything else
Built in bluetooth enabled would be great
You would think companies like HP would be able to assist but they usually don't offer everything. So far the only things I found close are Alien ware but others have suggested I can find what I am looking for in a normal (less then $4k laptop)
I don't game but I do want high performance.
If anyone has more experience buying laptops and know where and how this Stuborn and OCD man can find what I am looing for. Please comment. Some company needs to design laptop parts and build systems from scratch like we do with desktops. If I could find a place that sold the components so you build your own laptop, that would be great!
Again any suggestions would be appreciated!
If I release a program to the world, I'll have to include the coderanch as well as some select people in the credits. This place and the people are awesome. I can't wait to get to a point I'm more the helper than helpee