What are the best 13-inch laptops for programming?

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    #1Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus Touch

    Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus Touch

    Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus Touch is a 13-inch laptop which features 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7500U Processor, OS Windows 10 Home 64, 1TB PCIe SSD, 16.0GB DDR4 2400 MHz onboard.

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    Christopher Lane
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The Ideapad is packed full of features for a great price! The Ideapad is an awesome laptop as it is fast with the SSD and it's got a great touch screen. A decent amount of RAM and the i7 processor are great for programming. And the price is cheap at under $1000! "
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    #2ASUS Zenbook Flip UX360CA

    ASUS Zenbook Flip UX360CA

    The ASUS Zenbook Flip UX360CA is a 13.3-inch device that can function as a laptop computer and a tablet. It is equipped with a full HD touchscreen display, Windows 10 OS, 8GB RAM, and a 256 GB solid state drive.

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    Alan Bates
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "This is a small and lightweight laptop that is durable. It is fairly expensive, so at this price you may want a bigger monitor or more corepower, especially if you are going to use it for programming. The item is easy to use and great for working on the road. I would recommend this to a new developer who values taking his or her laptop with him or her"
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    #3Dell Latitude 3340

    Dell Latitude 3340

    This business laptop is perfect for journalists and everyone who moves around a lot always carrying his laptop. Thanks to its 13" LED screen, you will get clear images of all your files. 

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    Roy Medina
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. It's working for us great thusfar."
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    #4Dell Inspiron i7348-3571SLV

    Dell Inspiron i7348-3571SLV
    Dell i7348-3571SLV Inspiron is a 2-in 1 convertible touchscreen laptop powered with a 5th Generation Intel Core i3-5010U processor. It has a 13.3-inch HD touch screen with wide viewing angle, Intel HD Graphics 5500 and Bluetooth 4.0.
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    Nicholas Curtis
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "The Dell Inspiron is a great choice for people looking into programming. It has a 500 GB of hard drive, 4 GB of RAM, and a 2.1 GHz processor. This is plenty of speed and storage for someone who is planning on programming"
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    #5Microsoft Surface Book 2

    Microsoft Surface Book 2

    The Microsoft Surface Book 2 features an Intel Core i7, 16Gb of RAM and an SDD 512 GB. It has a 13.3-inch 3000x2000 PixelSense touchscreen display. It is equipped with a Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics card and up to 17 hours of video playback.

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    Angélica Arreola
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "If you are looking for a good laptop you can easily carry with you then this one is the ticket. I think it would be great if you are a student looking for a good one to take to class with you or just travel a lot and need something you can carry on a plane. It converts into a tablet which makes it even more amazing."
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    #6Microsoft Surface Book

    Microsoft Surface Book

    This Microsoft Surface Book has a 6th-gen i7 processor, a 16GB RAM, a 512GB SSD and a gaming NVIDIA GeForce GPU. It has a 13.5" touch-screen detachable display that can support a resolution of 3000x2000.

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    Carol Watson
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I am a programmer and was recently shopping for a smaller laptop that can be used for my work. I purchased the Microsoft Surface Book and I was pretty impressed. The specs are great, the performance is great, and it provided everything I was looking for and more. "
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    #7Lenovo Ideapad 710S

    Lenovo Ideapad 710S

    This Lenovo Ideapad 710S has an i7 processor that clocks 2.7GHz. It has an 8GB RAM and a 512GB memory. The 13.3" touchscreen can display up to a resolution of 1920x1080. It has 1 USB 2.0 port, and 2 USB 3.0 ports.

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    Christopher Bennett
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "a decent laptop for programming you can probably get something better though for real!"
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    #8HP Envy 13-ab016nr

    HP Envy 13-ab016nr

    The HP ENVY 13t is a 13.3-inch laptop computer equipped with a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-7200U processor. It has an 8GB DDR3 SDRAM, a 256GB flash memory solid-state drive, and an integrated graphics co-processor.

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    Huang Shi
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "HP's ENVY 13-ab016nr Notebook has a nice design, an SSD drive, a decent webcam and it charges very quickly. The all aluminum body is very stylish and rivals the mac while feeling solidly built. This is a great machine for web browsing and would be nice for using while traveling. "
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    #9Microsoft Surface Pro FJR-00001

    Microsoft Surface Pro FJR-00001

    The Microsoft Surface Pro FJR-00001 is a laptop computer equipped with a 2.6GHz Apple A4 processor. It has a 4GB RAM, a 128GB flash memory solid-state hard drive, an Intel Graphics co-processor, and runs on Windows 10 Professional.

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    Albert Kelley
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I love this Microsoft surface pro!!! The 13" laptop has all the bells and whistles you would need and it is super light and convenient for traveling. "
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    #10Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4

    Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4
    Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 is a powerful laptop for every-day users. It is powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7200U processor and a long battery life up to 12 hours. Its NVIDIA GeForce graphics are ideal for movies and games.
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    Frank Jones
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "A good laptop that's been working well and has plenty of memory and processing power. Really good for non intensive programming, but if you're looking for something to use for game coding, you'll want something beefier. "
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    #11Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM

    Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM

    Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM is a 15.6-inch full high-definition notebook by Acer. This notebook runs in the Intel Core i3-7100U processor 7th generation. The internal hard drive is 1TB, and this runs in Windows 10 Home OS.

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    Sandra Chavez
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "This is a cheaper laptop, so don't expect too much from it. Although the hard drive is 1TB, the quality of the laptop is still lacking. It has a slow processing speed, less GB for RAM size and is heavy compared to other laptops. If you can afford something better, I'd stay far away from this laptop then. But for its price, its a pretty good deal!"
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    #12ASUS Zenbook UX360CA-UBM1T

    ASUS Zenbook UX360CA-UBM1T
    The ASUS ZenBook UX360CA-UBM1T features a 360º rotating touchscreen that will allow you to have both a laptop and a tablet in the same device. Among many other features, you will be able to enjoy Cortana, voice included. 




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    Vibhore Pillai
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "The ASUS Zenbook is a great programming laptop. The Zenbook never crashed and had the smoothest performance."
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    #13Dell XPS9360-7336SLV (13.3")

    Dell XPS9360-7336SLV (13.3")
    The XPS 13 cleverly fits a stunning 13.3-Inch display in an 11-inch size laptop, making the it the smallest 13-inch laptop on the planet. The XPS 13 has a unique virtually borderless InfinityEdge display, with only a 5.2mm bezel on the top and both sides. That's the thinnest frame on a notebook today.
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    Donald Freeman
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I'm an avid programmer and already have a PC for gaming, so I was in the market for a good laptop. This Dell is almost perfect for the price. The 16GB of RAM is enough power for everything I need to do and only weighs 2.7 pounds. "
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    #14ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH55

    ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH55

    The ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH55 is an ultra-slim laptop for every kind of usages. It features a fingerprint scanner, 256GB of SSD internal storage, backlit keyboard and pre-installed Windows 10. 

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    #15ASUS Chromebook C202SA

    ASUS Chromebook C202SA

    The ASUS Chromebook C202SA is an 11.6-inch laptop with 4 GB RAM, 16 GB EMMC storage, and Intel Celeron N3060 processor 1.6 GHz. This laptop runs on Windows 10 operating system.

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    George Arnold
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "Great little device for graphic designing. I only use the ASUS Chromebook C202SA for designing artwork for screen printing, and find it to perform as well as much more expensive units."

Summary

Best What are the best 13-inch laptops for programming
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus TouchElectronics 17 Paid
2ASUS Zenbook Flip UX360CAElectronics 11 Paid
3Dell Latitude 3340Electronics 9 Paid
4Dell Inspiron i7348-3571SLVElectronics 8 Paid
5Microsoft Surface Book 2Electronics 7 Paid
6Microsoft Surface BookElectronics 4 Paid
7Lenovo Ideapad 710S Electronics 4 Paid
8HP Envy 13-ab016nrElectronics 4 Paid
9Microsoft Surface Pro FJR-00001Electronics 3 Paid
10Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4Electronics 2 Paid
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