It's All About the PentiumsFirst published on April 12, 2016
A couple of months ago I wrote about searching for the ultimate dev laptop. Today there are some updates, but I’m going to focus on the processors. In this case, I’m looking at the top-of-the-line model each:
|Apple MacBook Pro 13" (early-2015)||"Broadwell-U" (5th gen)||5557U||2 x 3.1GHz|
|Apple MacBook Pro 15" (mid-2015)||"Haswell-H" (4th gen)||4980HQ||4 x 2.8GHz|
|Dell Latitude E5470||"Skylake-H" (6th gen)||6820HQ||4 x 2.7GHz|
|Dell XPS 13||"Skylake-U" (6th gen)||6560U||2 x 2.7GHz|
|Lenovo T460s||"Skylake-U" (6th gen)||6600U||2 x 2.6GHz|
- Apple has still not released or announced updated MacBook Pros. Hence, they are a generation behind.
- Dell has updated their Latitudes to latest processors. But the 6820HQ is technically the older Skylake-H.
- I’m now also comparing the Dell XPS 13. It’s even smaller than the Latitude. It has Thunderbolt instead of HDMI. It’s also touch, and perhaps a bit under-powered. But not severely. The biggest difference is that you can upgrade the HD and some other components.
- Lenovo has also updated their T series. The Skylake-U is the “low power” processor.
So I’m still torn. I’m definitely going to wait and see what Apple does this summer.