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Essential Gear Guide for Web Developers in 2024

December 28, 2023
January 10, 2024
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It's a new year, maybe it's time for some new gear? If you're a web developer just getting started this year, or looking to maximize your productivity with the latest gadgets, this week's episode has got you covered. We broke up our gear selections into three budgets including minimum, moderate, and max. Matt and Mike discussed gear ranging from budget refurbished laptops that can help you get started on your web development journey, to fancy sets that can accommodate not only web development but gaming and content creation as well. Our gear guide is sure to help anyone out there wondering what they need to get started coding up websites in 2024.


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What you'll learn in this episode

  • Explain what gear you need to get started in web development
  • Pick and choose gear based on your budget

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Show Notes

In this episode we discuss gear that web developers should keep an eye out for in 2024. We've broken it up into 3 budget categories - Minimum, Moderate, and Max.

Minimum - < $400

  • Laptop
    - 2015 15” MacBook Pro 16GB of Ram, i7, 512GB storage ~ 200-300 USD
    - Thinkpad T480 16GB of Ram, i7, 512GB storage ~ 200 - 300 USD (
  • Internet

Moderate - $1500

Max - > $1200


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