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What should I look for when purchasing a laptop for development of Android?

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By DOBBY0, Senior Member on 26th June 2014, 06:05 AM
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I have been searching for a long time trying to decide what exactly I should get to begin my journey into the developer world. Any help please??

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26th June 2014, 06:50 AM |#2  
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CPU and RAM. Plain and simple.

SSD if you can.

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26th June 2014, 08:12 PM |#3  
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Any PC should do. Desktop would probably be more cost effective if mobility isn't a true requirement.
27th June 2014, 06:04 AM |#4  
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Let's assume memory in laptops out nowadays are in the 4 to 8gb range.
CPU and ideally an SSD.
When you're compiling stuff it will work your cpu and hd over pretty well.

You may try doing what you want on a computer you currently have and see where your bottlenecks are and find a computer that complements your needs.

My 5 year old laptop does fine with 4gb ram. It's a dual core Intel with a 7200rpm hard drive. I know a faster, quad core CPU would help immensely and an SSD would be that much better. I could probably speed up compiles some by having the source code on one physical drive and the output on another physical drive. With an SSD, though, you're taking the spinning hard drive out of the equation.

As with any computer purchase I recommend setting your price and getting as much performance as you can for that price.
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