Thanks, Jason. Nice to hear from someone that's "actually been there and done that".
And, yeah... I picked up on the fact that they used partners as Amazon does.
Here's what I'm thinking about getting. I'm calling it my "retirement laptop". It should get me through the next half dozen revisions of SQL Server. 😀 I also settled on "just" 32GB of RAM because 64 GB added an extra $400 to the price. It would be nice to have from some bragging rights but I'm having a hard time justifying the need for even 32GB on a laptop.
One of the things that really caught my eye was the claim that no "bloatware" is installed like some companies do. I also like their special cooling system with the dust ejector channels.
My only concern at this point is that the battery pack is only 3 cell/45 watt hours. But, again, where am I going to be where I might need more than the paltry 2.5 hours (max) of cordless time?
Still thinking about it, though. I don't make these kinds of purchases on a whim.
If anyone else has a suggestion for a "retirement laptop" that can run SQL Server Developer's Edition in a spritely manner, I'm open to suggestions.