What are the best laptops for developers?

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    #1HP Envy 17t

    HP Envy 17t
    HP Envy 17t is a versatile and powerful laptop for everyday tasks, gaming and entertainment. It features an Intel Core i7-8550U processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics, as well as a touchscreen and a backlit keyboard.
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    Wayne Carpenter
    Written on May 22, 2018
    " The HP ENVY 17t is one of the best laptops for developers that I have used. It has a 17.3 inch Touch Screen, an 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U Processor up to 4.0 GHz, 16GB Memory, 1TB SSD, 4GB NVIDIA GeForce MX150 Graphics, DVD Burner, Windows 10, It is great for gaming as well as every day use. All gamers are sure to love this laptop. "
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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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    Xiang Wu
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 keeps me going. It is for the best developers out there. I was not let down. Glad I bought this when I did. "
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    #3Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-US71

    Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-US71

    The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-US71 is a versatile laptop for everyday tasks and gaming equipped with the most advanced features. It has an Intel Skylake Core i7-6700 processor, NVIDIA graphics and a 4K touchscreen, as well as USB 3.1 ports.

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    Maria Fox
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "After having done an investigation I can conclude that Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-US71 enters the list of best laptops for developers has a good price given the performance that has in turn this highly ranked competes against Asus Chromebook Flip that is made mainly for developers ."
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    #4HP Notebook 15-ay011nr

    HP Notebook 15-ay011nr

    The HP Pavilion 15.6-inch from 2018 is one of the newest laptops for all-day-uses that features a 1080p screen resolution, Intel Core i7 Processor, 1 TB internal storage and all the expected connectivity of a high-end computer. 

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    Jason Armstrong
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This laptop is a bit outdated. I feel like other laptops are better for the same price."
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    #5Dell 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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    Philip Brown
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "One thing I liked was that it did not allow me to enter letters for a pin. I purchased an HP earlier and it did allow letters in the pin at set up but once the computer was turned off; the letters on the keyboard were locked out and I couldn't enter the pin to get back on my computer. This computer stopped me from doing that and required numbers only. Saved me a lot of anguish. So far it works great and does everything I expected and more than I know how to use."
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    #6Dell XPS 15

    Dell XPS 15
    Dell XPS9560-5000SLV-PUS is a powerful gaming laptop equipped with a 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ Quad Core processor and NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics. It features an UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD touch display that lets you interact naturally with the device.
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    Howard King
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Very good fast laptop with NVIDIA graphics and a fast processor, if you're into game development this is a great laptop for you to code on the move."
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    #7Dell XPS 15

    Dell XPS 15

    Dell XPS 15 is a high-performance touchscreen laptop with a 15.6-inch 4K Ultra HD display. It has an i7 Intel Core, with a 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD memory. It is equipped with a 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics.

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    Lisa Fox
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "The performance of this device is extraordinary. The battery might not be good."
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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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    Alice Morgan
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "This is a pretty all right laptop, but for $800? That's an astounding rip off. For that price, it should have twice the storage capacity and be considerable larger. Going to pass on this suggestion!"
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    #9ASUS 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.

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    Brenda Newman
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "The ASUS K501Uw-AB78 is a great laptop for developers and programmers IF you upgrade the ram from 8 GB to 16 GB. I do a lot of Visual Studio and Java programming and when I first got the laptop, the 8 GB ram wasn't enough. After I added another 8 GB to make 16 GB total - this laptop is a beast. "
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    #10Microsoft 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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    Johnny Washington
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "The Surface pro is an elegant machine and visually appealing. However, where I feel that it falls short is that the introductory models are a bit underpowered which means that I had to go with a pricier version for increased RAM and computing power which come in handy for developers. What turns me off about this product is how Microsoft nickels and dimes for the accessories."
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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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    Carol Olson
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "If you're into developing, this will not be a good option for you, it is more of an entry level laptop. The hard drive is a slow speed 5400 RPM, this will most likely not work well, unless your developing simple programs. The hard drive is 1 TB, this is a nice point, but the speed of it will likely require an upgrade. Overall for the price this is a decent machine, but it is certainly an entry level option, it would work as an emergency option, if on a budget, but I would recommend steering clear and finding something more modern. "
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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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    Randy Pearson
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This laptop is pretty good. Staying cool is the best feature. It works nicely as a hybrid. The power and speed is solid."
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    #13Microsoft 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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    Julia King
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "For developers and gamers alike, the lightweight, incredibly mobile Surface offers excellent memory capacity of 16GB RAM, a great touch screen, the intel i7 processor worth everything, and a GE Force grapics card. This pricey piece of technology is right up there with the best of the best."
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    #14Google 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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    Teresa Gomez
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "My oldest son loves developing on his pc. So, when he wanted a laptop, I decided to get the Google Pixel Book GA00123-US. While it works, he has had issues with the display only being 12.3 inches and the small amount of ram. I think we will be returning it."
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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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    Richard Thompson
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "A developer laptop? The ASUS Chromebook C202SA? A Chromebook isn't the first thing I thought of when I thought "developer laptop," but I went in anyway, disregarding that Chromebooks have such limited functionality. I could do a lot for the Chromestore, but not much else. I wouldn't recommend, unless you are developing for the Chromestore."

Summary

Best What are the best laptops for developers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1HP Envy 17tElectronics 15 Paid
2Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4Electronics 13 Paid
3Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-US71Electronics 12 Paid
4HP Notebook 15-ay011nrElectronics 10 Paid
5Dell Inspiron 15 3000Electronics 7 Paid
6Dell XPS 15Electronics 6 Paid
7Dell XPS 15Electronics 5 Paid
8HP Envy 13-ab016nrElectronics 3 Paid
9ASUS K501UW-AB78Electronics 3 Paid
10Microsoft Surface Pro FJR-00001Electronics 2 Paid
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