I am looking for a new laptop for development. Mainly for .NET and SQL server and GIS applications. My applications are usually quite I/O heavy. Since my funds are not limitless, I wonder what compromises I should take.
I have my eyes on two different laptops similarly priced, and specs are pretty much identical except that:
- One has a faster processor but only a conventional disk
- The other has a slower processor but a Hybrid disk
Given my expected use, and that the two laptops are identical except for the mentioned, what would be the smart choice? It should be noted that i use Test Driven Development (TDD) which means that I do a lot of repetitive test runs of my code. This (I guess) is an argument for a hybrid disk, but I am not sure, if it enough to chose hybrid disk over a larger processor.
What do you think?