I’m aware that this is a recurrent topic but I figured it would be nice to have an update for 2021.
My top choices at the moment are:
- Dell XPS
- Lenovo Thinkpad P15 Gen2
Imperceptible fan noise, latency, and support for 1T M.2 SSD are my main concerns so I’m looking for a well built and reliable laptop. I’ve heard 11th gen Intels with better power performance and Thunderbold compatibility would help (although I have a USB interface at the moment), but I don’t know how that translates into reality.
I’m not considering a MacBook because I rely on many Native Instrument plugins (mainly Kontakt and Massive) and I’m not expecting native M1 versions running smoothly any time soon.
I welcome comments or arguments against my preconceptions.