Our laptop inventory has been getting a little long in the tooth, so we’ve begun to focus a bit more on beefing up our portable system configurations to ensure that we have a good mix of systems available to meet hardware compatibility QA needs:
- A Dell G3 3590 – Intel Core i7-9750H CPU, 8GB physical RAM, and (switchable) Intel UHD Graphics 630 / nVidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPUs. Pretty much an entry-level gaming laptop, albeit not a hobbyist-focused one.
- A Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15API – AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, 8GB physical RAM, and an onboard Vega 3 GPU. We wanted to add some mobile versions of the AMD Ryzen CPUs to our inventory (we were previously focusing on desktop versions of these chips), so we picked up a couple of Lenovo business laptops using them, including this one.
- A Lenovo IdeaPad E495 – AMD Ryzen 7 3700U CPU, 8GB physical RAM, and an embedded Vega 10 GPU. A slightly more powerful version of the above Lenovo laptop.
- An ASUS VivoBook S15 – Intel Core i5-8250U CPU, 8GB physical RAM, and switchable Intel UHD Graphics 620 / nVidia GeForce MX 150 graphics. Actually a pretty decent travel system, as well as a testbed for the low-end GeForce MX series of GPUs that nVidia has resurrected.
Unsurprisingly, all are running Windows 10 out of the box. We’ll probably add some additional Macs in our next round of hardware purchases, since this one was all about Windows systems. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our compatibility testing capabilities, or even just regular manual QA testing.