I just upgraded my setup. My wife does a lot of video editing and I wanted to look for an ultra portable setup.
Since I posted this thread, I bought myself an iPad Pro and committed myself to a remote workstation. I bought a droplet on Digital Ocean and set up my work space in there. So all I need to do now is ssh/mosh into the droplet and it is exactly as I left it.
I love using the iPad once I got used to the setup because I already did most of my planning on an iPad so using things like GoodNotes to plan out my app and then be able to switch back and forth between my terminal and my notes has been quite enjoyable.
Today, however, my “wife’s” computer came in. It’s a 2018 MBP with 6 cores 32GB ram and the Vega 20 graphics card. Originally I was looking at the whole Kubuntu setup on a somewhat portable linux machine, but like everyone else I succumb to the ecosystem. I am looking forward to seeing how quick the 6 cores are with Elixir. Especially with a bot that I am in the works of building.