Poll: Which portable to go with

surface-pro-black-keyboardI am pondering a purchase in the future to replace my soon to be 3 year old 15″ Macbook Pro. I have generally narrowed my options down to another Macbook or a Windows 8 touch enabled device. I like MacOS, but I am going to dock my current workhorse at my desk at home and still have my iMac at work, so I am not walking away from those workflows. On the other hand, I am happily tied to various proprietary Windows applications, especially geospatial, which I often have to wait and work on when I am at home or run at reduced speed virtually.

All of that said, here are the 5 finalists.

  • Macbook Pro 13″ – Dualbootable, compact size
  • Macbook Pro 15″ – screen real estate and dedicated graphics chip
  • Microsoft Surface Pro – tablets are just handy
  • Lenovo Yoga 13 – foldable and a touchscreen in one
  • Dell XPS 12 – interesting flippy screen
  • So, what are your thoughts? Share on the poll on the right of VerySpatial.

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    Jesse is Instructor in Geography and a PhD candidate in Geography focusing on the integration of phenomenology and geospatial technologies to study prehistoric cultural landscape. He is a GIS Professional and Registered Professional Archaeologist and holds an MA in Geography and a BS in Anthropology with a concentration in archaeology.