What are the best budget laptops for programming above 500 US dollars?

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    #1ASUS VivoBook F510UA-AH51

    ASUS VivoBook F510UA-AH51
    The Asus VivoBook F510UA-AH51 is a reliable laptop for daily tasks, entertainment and light gaming. It is powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U processor and provides you with stunning graphics thanks to its Asus NanoEdge display technology.
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    Jacob Daniels
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The laptop appears to be decent. It doesn't fit the search terms. "
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    #2Acer 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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    Madison Weber
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "I've been on a budget for a while now so I needed a computer that would accommodate. I found this little gold nugget that fits perfectly to what I was looking for. It is compact, has a good system and works smoothly. I have no problem programming on it!"
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    #3MacBook Air (13.3")

    MacBook Air (13.3")

    The Apple MacBook Air is a light and powerful 13.3-Inch laptop equipped with the 1.4 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 processor, Intel HD graphics 5000 and OS X Mavericks operative system. It offers you up to 12 hours of battery life.

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    $999.99

    Megan Meyer
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "MacBook air is really light and its perfect for traveling with you. I hesitate to switch to OS X from Windows 7/8 but the transition was easy."
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    #4Acer Swift SF314-51-39NE

    Acer Swift SF314-51-39NE

    Acer Swift 3 is a fast, thin and light laptop that you can take with you everywhere. It features a 7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100U processor and a full HD widescreen. It has a modern look and feel thanks to its slender all-aluminum body and the backlit keyboard.

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    Wayne Davidson
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "MacBook should be looking over it's shoulder, because the Acer Swift is right on it's heels. This laptop is the closest thing you can get to a MacBook that I've tried, yet! I use it for hours and does not get hot. The design is awesome and I love the keyboard."
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    #5ASUS VivoBook M580VD

    ASUS VivoBook M580VD
    Asus VivoBook M580VD is a gaming laptop with a thin and light design. It features a powerful 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ quad-core 2.5GHz processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics. Is equipped also with USB-C ports.
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    Rose Campbell
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "The boot time is very fast takes a few seconds.The keyboard is great, there is no flex and typing feels great. The keyboard back lighting gets sufficiently bright and allows for 3 brightness toggles.The internals of this laptop allows for a lot of upgrades. The integrated GPU is solid. The GTX 1050 can handle just about any game ."
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    #6ASUS K501UW-AB78

    ASUS K501UW-AB78

    ASUS K501UW-AB78 is laptop powered by an i7 Intel Core processor, this all-around laptop is so powerful you will be able to play your favorite video games with it. Featuring an enhanced connectivity system, thanks to its robust cooling system.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

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    David Hernandez
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I've been looking for a decent laptop for programming that wasn't too much more than $500. I came across the ASUS K501UW-AB78 which has all of the great programming features that I've ever needed or wanted! I love it and I think it works very well. It was easy to setup and runs very quickly."
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    #7Dell XPS 13-9343

    Dell XPS 13-9343

    This is the smallest 13-inch on the planet and counts with the world’s first InfinityEdge display. The XPS 13 Developer Edition combines the performance and mobility of the XPS 13 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to create a client-to-cloud solution for developers.

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    Pamela Nguyen
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Best laptop on the market; light-weight, outstanding battery life, fast, comfortable, easy to use."
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    #8Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-81GD

    Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-81GD

    Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-81GD is a fully-equipped laptop by Acer. It features Full HD screen, Intel Core i7-8550U, 8GB of RAM, 256Gb SSD, a powerful battery with up to 15 hours and Windows 10 Home. 

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    Jesse Contreras
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Wow, this thing is so fast and responsive, I love it. It costs a lot less than a MAC and has just as many features. I do have to subtract one star because it really should come with the option to have Windows Pro instead of Home."

Summary

Best What are the best budget laptops for programming above 500 US dollars
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ASUS VivoBook F510UA-AH51Electronics 13 Paid
2Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4Electronics 10 Paid
3MacBook Air (13.3")Electronics 9 Paid
4Acer Swift SF314-51-39NEElectronics 7 Paid
5ASUS VivoBook M580VDElectronics 6 Paid
6ASUS K501UW-AB78Electronics 4 Paid
7Dell XPS 13-9343Electronics 2 Paid
8Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-81GDElectronics 1 Paid
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