The Current Situation

I’m a computer programmer and a computer science master’s/PhD student. I’ve decided to try an experiment to replace my existing 13.3″ HP Spectre x360 Windows Laptop (awesome laptop by the way) with the 12.9″ iPad Pro 2 . I plan to write a few blog posts that summarize my experience.

As far as Apple products go, I have an iPhone 7 Plus. It’s my only Apple product, and it has been a good purchase. I play games, shop, call, text, finance, and browse the web on it. Great compact device which is with me at all times.

My work computer setup

My work computer setup

For all my other computer needs, I have all Microsoft Windows 10 computers. At home, I have a duel screen setup. At work, I have a tri screen setup. At the lab, I have a dual screen setup. All desktops with Windows 10, and a quite nice setup for a programmer! I just sit down and go!

The downside is that I’m pretty tethered to 3 locations. I have tried to obtain an on-the-go device, my HP Spectre x360. It’s a nice, portable, and powerful machine, but I am not nearly as efficient on the laptop as I am with my desktop setups.

So what am I using? Here is a list, in no particular order of my most used software:

  • Unity3d
  • Visual Studio 2017
  • Eclipse Kepler for Java
  • Chrome
  • Outlook
  • Office (Word, Office, Excel)
  • SourceTree (git)
  • Tortoise SVN
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop (Work)
  • Gimp
  • Inkscape
  • 3ds Max

Side note: For entertainment I also have an LG SmartTV and a Windows 7 Media Center laptop hooked up to the TV which has AirServer installed.