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Reminds me of something I noticed at work. The company converts perfectly good engineers into completely wretched managers through surgery: they remove your brain, your spine, and if you're male, your 'two best friends'.
As a programmer, what counts for me is (a) the screen area, (b) I/O speed for compilation, and (c) memory for tools, debuggers, multiple IDE sessions. Once you go over a certain threshold (which both processors pass), CPU speed is less important.
All other things being equal, a 16:10 scenn has slightly more screen area than a 16:9 screen. The Intel CPU can execute AVX-512 instructions, which is useful if I am writing high-performance code. Otherwise, I see little to choose between the systems; they both appear to be good development platforms.
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
-- 6079 Smith W.
Following up on Dr. Pfeffer's post (couldn't resist that reference):
You probably mean a larger size monitor, but I have a laptop with the extra-wide screen, designed for media more than anything else. As the screens get smaller the difference in the two monitor types can be important.
Essentially, on this "media laptop", do to the wider aspect ratio I had two bad choices. Either I saw a decent number of lines of code (and any sort of document) but it was too small to comfortably read or I could expand it (for example, to full screen width) and the reading was fine but I saw so few lines it was also a problem. View the entire page at once was, even if just to check formatting (documents) often only marginally useful.
The rest - I can only agree with "the Dr's" answer. Unless you're a gamer on the side.
Going to a university long enough to receive one's doctorate is a public service in that, although not working and an adult, you still do not count as unemployed - and for a reciprocal reward, during that time you don't count as a slacker !
When all is said and done, I (as a classic example) didn't have a real paying job until I was thirty. It is accepting my duty as a responsible citizen and I take, having served my country in this way, very seriously.
The one with more ram and a bigger SSD. Both will matter far more than differences between two high end CPUs; and the laptops built in screen is going to be my tertiary display anyway so I don't really care that much. I'll be using my existing USB-HDMI dongles so TB4 doesn't matter.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt