Best laptops for hacking
Performance is the main aspect, because. most hacking activities require a lot of CPU resources.
In factory laptops, I am not satisfied not only with weak processors, but also with limited opportunities to upgrade hardware. Of course, in more expensive gaming laptops, you can upgrade the processor, SSD, RAM, and even a discrete graphics card, but often only within the same generation of processors.
The first thing to do is decide when choosing the Best laptops for hacking is what you will be working on. In this article, we will tell you how to choose a computer and OS. I will talk about the choice between Linux and Windows, I will not talk about Linux distributions. As for the hardware, I am not a big hardware specialist, I will only share with you some observations that have been formed on the basis of practice
Panasonic FZ-55 Toughbook
Panasonic has other rugged models as well. One of them is just the Panasonic FZ-55 Toughbook, and this is not a super-secure device, like the G2, but a cross between a regular laptop and a system adapted to work in extreme conditions. Nevertheless, the device is not afraid of water, dust and shaking, although it is still not recommended to dip it into the river.
The diagonal here is larger than that of the G2 - 14 inches. Touchscreen display with anti-reflective coating. If needed, there is a stylus. As in the case of the G2, there is a carrying handle, so there is no need to specially pack the device.
As for the specifications, this model is equipped with an 8th generation Intel Core i5. Wireless modules - not only Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but also a built-in 4G LTE module for mobile data transmission. Connectors - USB-C, USB-C PD, HDMI 2.0 and microSDXC. The battery is very good - it lasts for 40 hours.
This laptop is called "semi-rugged" because it does not meet a number of very extreme military standards. But on the other hand, it is ideal for working in industrial, agricultural, oil and gas industries and energy. It meets the military standard MIL-STD-810G, can withstand drops from a height of up to 1.2 m and has an IP53 rating. Able to work in conditions from -20°C to +60°C.
Equipped with 8th generation Intel processor, UHD 620 graphics chip and 14-inch screen. There are several models that differ in processor version - Intel Core i5-8250U, i5-8350U, i7-8550U and i7-8650U.
The battery is not bad - of course, it will not withstand 40 hours of work, but the laptop can work up to 12 hours without recharging. And one more plus - there is the possibility of hot-swapping the battery, plus the developers have provided an additional slot for the battery. If both batteries are installed, the laptop can work offline for a day.
If necessary, you can install an NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 adapter, which may be required by IT professionals working with "heavy" content. Weighs from 2.3 kg.