I have a MacBook Air (M1, 2020) 16GB RAM / 256GB SDD, and I am able to run:
I hope one day remote exams will be available for M1, I still need to borrow one x86_64 each time I take an exam.
1. Apple Macbook 16" intel i9, 32GB ram, 500GB SSD, i use especialy vagrnat + virtualbox, red hat openshift local, minikube, colima + docker
2. Lenovo X208 used for Red Hat Exams and like a very portable laptop. OS Always latest Fedora Workstation
Mine is not the newest, but I love my Thinkpads - but only the ones with the Trackpoint(tm). The rest of the Lenovo laptops are just like all the other consumer laptops.
As for the specifics of CPU, free and virtual memory - too nitty gritty, and I'm sure that won't be so interesting for all of you.
Two 250GB SSDs - one SATA, one M5
Dual booting Windows 10 and Qubes OS
Just bought myself the matching docking station for cheap, so that I can have a few monitors in addition to the screen.
My machine is from just before the before times started.
A laptop from system76 (galago model)
CPU: Intel core i7 1.8GHz 4 cores/8 threads
RAM 32GB DDR4
primary Drive 2TB NVME .m2 with a secondary ssd of 1TB (both are getting awfully full, sigh)
Run both VMware workstation, and KVM ... a lot
I can honestly say window OS has never directly touched this hardware (I have an old window 7 VM with data I just haven't pull off and a windows 10 I used to use when students needed help, and I just installed a test win11 machine (without TPM chip, btw!)
Using PopOS! 22.04 LTS as my distro but got hooked on Linux with Ubuntu.
Reently added a portable display to the mix so I can dual screen even on the road (the Pandemic made it so I could not do without dual monitors)
** quick question for all the windows users out there - I often attach my machine to a projector to teach. I've added the portable monitor and was able to mirror my portable to the projector and keep my primary separate for my notes. how easy is that to do in windows?**