Update I upgraded to 8GB RAM after I got into Android programming
I wanted to buy laptop this year. Moderate weight, compact screen and decent battery life were my criteria. In terms of hardware specification, most of the laptop these days has 4th gen Intel i3 processor, 4 GB of RAM with 1 TB hard disk. Finally brought HP Pavilion Notebook – 13-b102tu.
My laptop will look like this. By default, it comes with Windows 8 pre-installed and UEFI secure boot. I’d to downgrade to legacy boot to have Debian installed wiping windows 8. I somehow didn’t like Gnome 3, so switched desktop Gnome Classic and started installing software. For the complete list of software I use, head over to my tools box
Synaptic manager had most of it except the real Firefox and Firefox developer versions
After installing all of them, this is how my desktop looked.