What are the best laptops for heavy programming?

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    #1Alienware 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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    #2ASUS 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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    Stephanie Chen
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "When my loyal laptop of five years took an unfortunate tumble off my balcony and down to the concrete five floors below (don't ask...), I needed a replacement. I needed something that could handle everything I would put it through AND not break the bank. This little beaut does it. The Intel Core processor doesn't skip a beat, and the 8GB DDR4 RAM works great for me (there's also an SSD option available if that's more your flavor). It doesn't hold up to super heavy programming like my desktop at work in extended sessions, but definitely gets the job done."
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    #3Dell 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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    Lori Howard
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "Dell Latitude E7470 allows you do many things . it uses 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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    #4ASUS 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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    William Deng
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This is a pretty interesting device. It doesn't fit in my pocket like my other tablets do, but other than that it sort of works like the tablet. Except it's faster and more usable like a computer is. My other tablets act like my phone with how they run things; this runs like a laptop, but otherwise I can hold it and use it like a tablet. It's a pretty fun combination. I love how the screen moves and folds and twists; it makes it so easy to use collaboratively with others. I'm thinking of suggesting these to my boss for use in the warehouse."
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    #5Dell 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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    Daniel Castro
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "WARNING. If you buy this laptop you it will crash constantly and you will lose your work. Ok, maybe not but I have never in my life seen a more dysfunctional computer. How the hell did they make this thing? The raw stats of the thing seems fine but this thing is falling apart at the seams. This computer won't do heavy anything."
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    #6Acer 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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    Antonio Balderas
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This laptop is great for programming becuase it has a huge screen. The rest of the specs are pretty high end and the price is good too."
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    #7ASUS 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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    Kenneth Clark
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "The i7 Skylake in this laptop is a beast. You can program without hitches or slowing easily, a very good purchase for the price. The specs really can't be beat for the price."
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    #8Acer 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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    Donald Nichols
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Generally this products gets great reviews from Amazon reviewers. However, when looking into the reviews further I see that processing speed is a common complaint, which would be a severe hindrance for computer programming. "
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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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    Eric Chen
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "It's a good laptop. I am not sure that this is enough for what they are wanting it for. There are still way better options."
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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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    Saanvi Bose
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I was looking for the best laptops for heavy programming and this was suggested to me. I love it! It's exactly what I needed."
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    #11Dell 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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    Kelly Ellis
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This laptop is solid. It is capable for heavy programming."
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    #12Microsoft 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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    Cheryl Carpenter
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I feel pretty "meh" about this laptop. It doesn't have much in terms of "bells and whistles," but it's been generally reliable so far. One thing I've noticed that I don't like is that it seems to heat up A LOT. Besides the heating issue, it offers a fair amount of storage, and having a SSD is a definite bonus!"

Summary

Best What are the best laptops for heavy programming
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Alienware AW17R4-7005SLV-PUS Electronics 14 Paid
2ASUS VivoBook F510UA-AH51Electronics 12 Paid
3Dell Latitude E7470Electronics 11 Paid
4ASUS Zenbook UX360CA-UBM1TElectronics 7 Paid
5Dell XPS 15Electronics 7 Paid
6Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-81GDElectronics 5 Paid
7ASUS K501UW-AB78Electronics 4 Paid
8Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BMElectronics 3 Paid
9HP Envy 13-ab016nrElectronics 3 Paid
10Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4Electronics 3 Paid
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