What are the cheapest laptops for programming?

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    #1Acer 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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    Danielle Harrison
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This looks very nice aesthectically, however i still feel that this is a high price for a programming laptop. However, even with the higher price tag i do feel that i like the benefit of battery life up to 15 hours and windows 10 home. I do feel that the laptop could use more storage though. they are three usb ports which is excellent."
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    #2ASUS 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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    James Wright
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "I find Chromebooks, and this one in particular, to be just awesome for coding. Super low price, incredibly portable, and still enough power to run just about any type of coding operation. Only downside is you have to toss linux on it yourself, but not a huge deal."
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    #3Acer Aspire S13

    Acer Aspire S13

    Fast, thin and powerful, Acer Aspire S13 is the perfect partner to do your everyday activities. It features a 7Th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor and a 13.3 inch full HD multi-touch widescreen. This laptop offers you up to 13 hours of battery life.

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    Zachary Stewart
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This is a good budget laptop for programming or whatever the case may be, it's fully HD and multi touch screen as well. So it's perfect for everyday uses. "
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    #4HP Pavilion 15-cc020nr

    HP Pavilion 15-cc020nr
    The HP Pavilion 15-cc020nr is a versatile laptop for every-day users. It is powered with a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, has a long battery life and includes USB 3.1 ports. Available with touch and non-touch display.
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    Judy Newman
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Hp is the name of reliability, 1TB Hrad drive for big game and the touch screen for catching mementos. 15.6-inch diagonal Full HD(39) IPS WLED-backlit touchscreen 12 GB DDR4 SDRAM (2 DIMM) great for online multi businesses. The price is also little high but the features are worth for."
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    #5Dell Inspiron i5770-5463SLV-PUS

    Dell Inspiron i5770-5463SLV-PUS

    The Dell Inspiron i5770-5463SLV-PUS is a 17.3" laptop equipped with an 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 1TB storage capacity. It has Intel UHD graphics and an anti-glare display.

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    Bruce Boyd
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "You say you want a cheap laptop for programming? I say, you're not taking this seriously enough. This will get the job done, but whenever you compile you're going to be sitting there for a while. What you need is a beefy CPU for programming, something that can handle multithreading and has a decent number of cores. This one's just kind of meh."
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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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    Keith Wheeler
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "I needed something to use for coding Python and C++ and wow- this one exceeded my expectations and flat out blew me away. I typically don't write reviews but I wanted to give Acer some serious props here. The machine is a beauty for what it conveys: simplicity. Everything is simple and straightforward to use. Upgrading memory was a cinch and took me less than 10 minutes (opened it up and plugged in the new RAM). I appreciate that as a coder. I don't want anything fancy for my dedicated coding machine- I just want to work. Get this laptop, you won't be disappointed!"
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    #7Lenovo 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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    Dylan Foster
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I needed something cheap and decent quality to do some light programming while I'm traveling. This machine works so well because it's fast and can be made even more compact in tablet mode. It has plenty of storage for lines of code and I feel pretty secure using it. Good investment."
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    #8Samsung NP110S1K-K01US

    Samsung NP110S1K-K01US

    Samsung NP110S1K-K01US is a lightwight and durable notebook laptop that features a 128GB solid-state drive. This 11.6-inch slim laptop has a Windows 10 operating system.

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    Carolyn Lewis
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I needed a laptop for my college courses and this one has met all of my needs so far. It's compact design and light weight make it great for taking back and forth to my classes. It's not the laptop for you if your into gaming, but works for what I need. Battery life is 5 or 6 hours so I can take it in the morning and not worry about it dying on me by the time I get back home early afternoon."
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    #9HP 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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    Arnav Tata
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "The HP envy is a cheap laptop for your needs but it will also excel at everything you want it to do from games to video to editing. It had a good display and excellent memory as well as processor and it is worth it."
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    #10ASUS 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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    Barbara Payne
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This Asus Vivobook is a good call for most things including programming. It is a couple steps above the basic spec laptops while still being reasonable in price and offering nice features."
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    #11Alienware AW17R4-7005SLV-PUS

    Alienware AW17R4-7005SLV-PUS
    7th generation i7 core, 16 GB RAM, 17.3 inches of screen... this laptop will bring you the ultimate gaming experience for a rather fair prize. Using the Tobii eye tracking technology, you will get deeper immersion in the game. 



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    Jeremy Howell
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "This is a beast! The best laptop you can get for the price. It runs much faster and smoother than my older Alienware Laptop."
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    #12Dell 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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    Brian Allen
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This laptop worked okay for the first few months, then began giving me all sorts of problems, slowing down and generally being a pain. I only use this for work and don't download dodgy software. Scans come back clean. It just seems to be crapping out!"
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    #13MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro-002

    MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro-002

    Thanks to the Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and the 32 GB RAM, with this laptop you will be able to play your favorite games without missing a detail. Ultra thin and really lightweight, this PC also features the classic edge glow technology in every key.

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    Debra Greene
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "This laptop is heavy duty, designed specifically for gamers. It is also lighter and thinner than a lot of other gaming laptops. The screen shows fingerprints easily, so try not to touch it with your hands! Otherwise, it is fast and compact, which is most important for a gaming laptop. "

Summary

Best What are the cheapest laptops for programming
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-81GDElectronics 11 Paid
2ASUS Chromebook C202SAElectronics 8 Paid
3Acer Aspire S13Electronics 7 Paid
4HP Pavilion 15-cc020nrElectronics 5 Paid
5Dell Inspiron i5770-5463SLV-PUSElectronics 5 Paid
6Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BMElectronics 4 Paid
7Lenovo Yoga 710 11.6Electronics 3 Paid
8Samsung NP110S1K-K01USElectronics 3 Paid
9HP Envy 13-ab016nrElectronics 2 Paid
10ASUS VivoBook F510UA-AH51Electronics 1 Paid
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