I haven't purchased a laptop since I was young and hip in 2010. I am now a sad-dad-husband who is clueless in 2018. Please send help. (USA, ~$1100)
Posted on: September 6, 2018 by stnam1994
I think you will need an external device for faster transfers from your SD card. Most built-in laptop SD card readers aren’t made to run fast, so you can get a USB 3.0 device like this one can help with that (just an example, I’m not sure if it’s the best one).
I think your two choices are pretty solid. Whichever you end up choosing, make sure that the configuration comes with at least 16GB of RAM (for your programs and Chrome) and your target amount of SSD storage space. These ultrathin & light laptops will almost always come with a PCIe SSD (they’re slightly faster than SATA-based SSDs), so don’t worry about the transfer speeds of the SSD.