What are the best cheap computers for programming?

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    #1ASUS 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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    Philip Butler
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "This PC isn't a good solution for programming. It's a Chromebook so you're limited to basically Google Chrome. Most of your extra applications won't work at all."
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    #2Microsoft 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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    Hemant Rathore
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "I am on a budget and need a cheap computer for programming. I picked the Microsoft Surface Pro FJR-00001. This has plenty of bang for its buck with being 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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    #3ASUS 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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    Aaron Taylor
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Being a fan of Asus, I had I hopes for this M580VD-EB76 ViVoBook Pro. On paper the specs are top notch: - 2.8GHz Processor (Turbo up to 3.8GHz) - nVidia GTX 1050 graphics processor with 4GB DDR4 RAM - 256GB SATA3 M.2 SSD main hard drive - 1TB HDD secondary hard drive - Harman/Kardon audio - Multiple ports - USB 3.1, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Headphone/Audio-in combo, HDMI 1.4, SDXC card reader This is definitely more than a home/work computer as it's capable of avid gaming just short of fully meeting VR gaming specs. PROS: The Harman/Kardon audio is a win. It doesn't replace external speakers, but it's one of the best one's I've heard for one built into a laptop. The Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor doesn't hold back in performance unlike those specifically made for laptops. The nVidia GTX 1050 4GB graphics processor I can't complain although a GTX 1060 would have been ideal to meet VR gaming needs. SATA3 M.2 SSD cards plus additional traditional hard drive combo is the norm these days for primary and secondary storage."
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    #4Dell Latitude E7470

    Dell Latitude E7470

    This high-end laptop will allow you to do everything you wish: thanks to its i7-6600U Processor and 16GB 2133MHz DDR4 Memory, everything will run smooth as silk. It is so powerful you will be able to use it to play your favorite games. 

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    Parakram Sen
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I came to college and when I got to my programming classes I realized I needed a computer that could keep up. While this computer's hardware is appreciated, I'm starting to feel the hole it burned in my wallet more and more. This laptop is powerful, fast, and can get work done like nobody's business, but at almost $1,500 this is not the option for people to look at when "Cheap" is their goal."
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    #5Google Pixel Book GA00123-US

    Google Pixel Book GA00123-US

    The Google Pixel Book GA00123-US is a 12.3-inch laptop computer equipped with a 7th-gen Intel Core i5 processor. It has an 8GB RAM, and a 256GB solid-state drive. It runs on a Chrome operating system.

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    Nicholas Sanchez
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "After many years of building my own custom desktop rigs for my friends and I this is my first personal laptop purchase. Weeks of research led me to finally deciding on this 17" Alienware R4 system. I am blown away by the amount of power and performance Alienware has packed into this mobile laptop system. This gaming laptop is solid, stylish, fast and loaded with a host of fantastic customizable features. Keyboard layout is perfect with large letters and symbols. The sound and video is top notch. Heat has not been a problem for myself and battery life is excellent considering the amount of hardware this laptop is running. I will be recommending this laptop to my friends and family looking for power and performance in a mobile package. "
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    #6Acer 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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    Austin Alvarez
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "You can't get much more basic than this laptop. I've probably built raspberry pi computers more advanced. However.. it is good for doing regular tasks and watching movies and doing stuff online. So I could have done worse for the extremely low price. "
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    #7Dell Inspiron 15 3000

    Dell Inspiron 15 3000

    The Dell Inspiron 15 3000 has a 15.6-inch 1366x768 HD display, an Intel i3-7100U processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD for storage. It features Integrated Intel HD graphics 620, a DVD R/W drive, and a USB 3.0 port.

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    Donna Harrison
    Written on May 17, 2018
    " have had problems with my system since i received it - trouble with the touchpad working and several start up errors. I have worked with Dell technical support numerous times and have not resolved the problems. Also, i have had three calls scheduled with Dell technical support and they have not called me as agreed upon - a very poor customer experience with Dell."
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    #8Lenovo Yoga 710 11.6

    Lenovo Yoga 710 11.6

    The Lenovo Yoga 710 is a laptop from Lenovo with dual-core Intel® Pentium® processor 4405Y. 2017 Lenovo Yoga 710 11.6 has a 11.6 inch Full HD multi-touch screen and a processor speed of 1.5ghz.

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    Howard Gibson
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "The name of this machine is Lenovo Yoga. It does live up to its name. Very fabulous and flexible 2-in-1s. However about four weeks after receiving, this machine started to act crazy. The machine started to open any application randomly. So, I decided to reformat the machine everything before returning it. Now it works beautifully. The only complain I've is it lacks USB ports. "
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    #9Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3

    Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3

    The Mi Notebook Air (13.3) is a laptop which features a Windows 10 Chinese Version Intel Core i5-7200U Fingerprint Sensor. It comes with a simple design with no logo on the display lid and features a newly released "Deep Gray" colorway. 


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Summary

Best What are the best cheap computers for programming
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ASUS Chromebook C202SAElectronics 17 Paid
2Microsoft Surface Pro FJR-00001Electronics 17 Paid
3ASUS K501UW-AB78Electronics 11 Paid
4Dell Latitude E7470Electronics 10 Paid
5Google Pixel Book GA00123-USElectronics 8 Paid
6Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BMElectronics 5 Paid
7Dell Inspiron 15 3000Electronics 3 Paid
8Lenovo Yoga 710 11.6Electronics 1 Paid
9Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3Electronics -1 Paid
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