I work remote for a small company and hence I need to buy my own machine. I am looking to buy a new laptop that allows me to work while I'm away from my working station.
After a bit of research I ended up with 2 possible solutions
Surface book 3 (15 inch, i7 1065G7 , GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti ) - 2500$
New Dell XPS 15 (15 inch, i17 10750H , GeForce® GTX 1650 Ti ) - 2100$
While the Surface has this nice feature to detach the screen (useless for work tho), the Dell has a newer processor)
My work consists mostly of running 2 virtual machines (currently using vagrant, but with new Windows I guess I can go WSL2), 2 or 3 instances of PHPStorm / IntelliJ, docker, 2 browsers etc
I have a hard time understanding which one would be the better choice for me. My impulse would tell me to pick the Surface, however I read one a couple of blog posts that the XPS is much more powerful and therefore much better for work.
Anyone here that has a better / deeper understanding that could help me make the better choice?