Searching for the “Perfect” Laptop!

As a consultant and a software developer, we need to be road warriors.  Hence the need for a laptop.  With the work that we do at MILL5, we are often called upon to do some amazing things quickly.  That means productivity is extremely important.  Then those amazing things that I spoke of are usually big things like “Make my entire application go really, really, really fast while doing millions of things”.  All of this means that we need killer laptops.

Here are our specifications for what we feel is the “Perfect” Laptop.

CPU:  8th Generation i9 8950HK (minimum), the more cores and faster the better

GPU:  RTX 2080 with or without Max-Q w/ 8GB

Memory: 64GB or better, 2666MHz or better

Screen Size:  15″ Screen

Screen Type: OLED

Screen Resolution: 3840 x 2160

Biometrics:  Windows Hello (minimum)

Storage:  Minimum of 3 Drives, All SSD, NVMe, PCIe 3.0 or Better

Storage Capabilities:  RAID 0

Ports:  Several USB-C and one HDMI

Battery:  99 Wh

Keyboard:  Per Key RGB

Bling:  Gaming Lights would be Cool!  (i.e. Alienware)

*** MUST RUN COOL ON IDLE ***

*** MUST HAVE ENOUGH COOLING TO RUN UNDER AVERAGE LOAD WITHOUT ENGAGING FANS ***

*** FANS MUST BE PREMIUM IF REQUIRED TO BE RUNNING ***

*** IDEALLY FANLESS AND SILENT ***