What does a decently-spec'd MBP or non-Apple equivalent and a mid-grade commercial IDE cost these days? $2k at the most?
Even if you are hiring 18-year-olds in rural South Dakota, you are looking at $50k a year ($35k salary + other direct costs), the $2k is *nothing*. 16GB laptops, SSDs, giant screens, and huge backup arrays are close to nothing.
Don't be that cheap guy. Don't work for that cheap guy. If you are you own boss and are the one cheaping out on your own self... look in a mirror, do a Stuart Smalley Daily Affirmation and step away from cheapness-first.
Where does this penny-pinching come from in IT? I think I know where it comes from, because I was there. Let's take a random year like 1989. A new 'fancy' machine, like, say a Mac IIci with a color monitor was over $10,000 ($20k in 2016 dollars). No joke. Half a year's salary. If you were able to do much of the same stuff on a cobbled-together PC/AT clone for a third of the price, you were ahead. Great. I grew up poor, with a bunch of nerdy poor friends, and we were scrambling to put together thrown-out old Zenith 8088s. Great.
It's not 1989. Especially when you compare, say, a two-year-old Thinkpad for under $500 to 'making things work, mostly' on a slightly cheaper Chromebook (I'd want the former, no question)? It's Just. Not. Worth. It.
You want your developer to have the oomph to play with VMs and Docker and whatever cool crap comes out tomorrow.
As for everything else? With all my tooling scripted up and in version control, I can go from an Ubuntu iso to basically fully operational in about 90 minutes. Might suck a lot more with Windows fiddle-twiddling (especially if you're not big enough for images and domain-centric centralized management). Syncing, teamwork, and deployment are already covered... and it's not the IDE's bailiwick.