What are the best laptops for R Programming?

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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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    Amber Tucker
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "The ASUS VivoBook F510UA is the perfect combination of performance and function. The F510UA is a Windows 10 laptop powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, and ASUS NanoEdge display technology. It's the ideal laptop for daily computing and entertainment."
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    #2Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

    The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon features a gorgeous 14-inch screen, 512 GB SSD, 16Gb of RAM and Intel Core i7-6600U processor. It comes with preloaded Windows 7, with the possibility of upload to Windows 10. 

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    Hemant Jayaraman
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The ThinkPad line has a ton of decent models and this one works great for someone that needs a good work laptop that isn't too bulky. It still packs a ton of power, but doesn't require a big backpack to lug around. "
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    #3Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (4GB)

    Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (4GB)
    The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 comes with a 6th-gen i5 processor along with its 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. It is thin and light, and is versatile, as the 12.3" touchscreen can be detached for portability.
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    Austin Knight
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This laptop/tablet hybrid was perfect for this, and it functions well. You can even play PC games on it (on the lowest graphics setting and if you can stand playing with very low FPS). This is the perfect laptop for on the go people, it has great graphics and the videos are clear and the screen is stunning."
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    #4Lenovo ThinkPad 14

    Lenovo ThinkPad 14

    Lenovo Thinkpad 14 is a 14-inch laptop with Intel Core i3 processor. It has 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive capacity, and Windows 7 Professional operating system. 

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    Jeffrey Morales
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I would recommend something with a screen size of 17" or larger for a programmer but this computer has plenty of options, the windows 7 operating system is very outdated but some programmers may prefer this, for something portable I could see some may enjoy this solution but I feel larger screen size and a nice keyboard layout with windows 10 would be a better option."
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    #5ASUS VivoBook R416SA-EH21

    ASUS VivoBook R416SA-EH21

    ASUS VivoBook R416SA-EH21 is a 14-inch full HD laptop computer. The R416SA-EH21 has a 1.6 GHz Intel processor, a 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, and a 128GB solid-state drive. It is also equipped with a Windows 10 operating system.

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    Peter McDonald
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is a good mid-range laptop for multi-use purposes. I feel like I would buy that laptop as well."
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    #6HP Pavilion Touchscreen 15-g059wm

    HP Pavilion Touchscreen 15-g059wm

    HP Pavilion Touchscreen 15-g059wm is a 15.6-inch touchscreen laptop with a 2 GHz Quad-Core A8-6410 accelerated processor. It also features a 4GB RAM and a 750GB hard drive.

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    Sarah Aguilar
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Currently unavailable"
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    #7Toshiba Satellite P55-A5312

    Toshiba Satellite P55-A5312

    The Toshiba Satellite P55-A5312 is a laptop by Toshiba with Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6 GHz processor and a 500 GB mechanical hard drive. This laptop also has 6 GB DDR3 SDRAM and LED display technology. 

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    Aaron Reed
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "Still only has Windows 8 on it and a 500gb hard drive will suffice. Price isn't too bad. Should be good enough for R programming."
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    #8Alienware 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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    Louis Lewis
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I needed something that was suitable for my R programming tasks and this Alienware seemed to fit the bill quite nicely. It's even been pretty decent for gaming at high settings which impressed the heck out of me."
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    #9Dell 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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    Amy Ward
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "As a stats major, I do a lot of R programming, and needed a new laptop. I have heard good things about Dell, so I decided on this one, due to it's features and price. It's OK but I would have preferred a faster processor and a backlit keyboard."
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    #10Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A

    Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A

    The Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A is a 13.3-inch laptop computer with Retina Display. It is equipped with a 2.7 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, an 8GB DDR3 SDRAM, a 128GB flash memory solid-state drive, and an Intel Iris Graphics 6100 co-processor.

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    Cynthia Herrera
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Very good laptop, easy to use and the price is fair. Has good reviews and it looks very modern and slim. One of the best, i enjoy working on this laptop and i recommend it to anyone. "
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    #11ASUS 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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    Jesse Lucas
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I use an ASUS K501UW-AB78 for gaming, but I think a gaming rigged laptop would be ideal for R programming. First of all, R is an interpreted language so the i7 Intel onboard this machine should keep things moving along at a brisk clip. R is also intended for statistical programming and boasts some fairly elaborate graphical techniques. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M GPU on this machine would make short work of R's graphics."
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    #12Google 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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    Carol Hernandez
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "Wow, this is a really amazingly fast Laptop. 8 GB Ram with chrome OS is really taking it to the next level. I think Google is onto something with their laptop configurations. They know what size and speeds their R programming consumer prefers. The price point is similar as some Apple products. I would venture that we will start to see these all over, very soon."
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    #13Dell 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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    Stephanie Ward
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This laptop really is quick and great for games. Other than that, it doesn't have any unexpected, fabulous features that I might expect for the price."
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    #14Microsoft 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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    Guadalupe Morales
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This laptop is fast enough to run code for programming and has a good battery life of 6 to 7 hours. If you dim the brightness on the display enough you could probably stretch it to 8 or 9 hours. It feels like a premium item and works like one too."
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    #15HP Pavilion Notebook 15-au027cl

    HP Pavilion Notebook 15-au027cl

    HP Pavilion 15-au027cl is 15.6 notebook computer with a 6th generation Intel Core i7. It has an 8GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM, and 1 1TB hard disk drive. The HP Pavilion 15-au027cl is also equipped with a Windows 10 operating system.

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    Harini Rodrigues
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "headphone/microphone combo, Intel 802.11ac (1x1) and Bluetooth® 4.0 Combo, Intel® HD Graphics 520, Full-size island-style with numeric keypad1 multi-format SD media card reader, HP TrueVision HD Webcam (front-facing) with integrated dual array digital microphone, BO Play Dual Speakers"

Summary

Best What are the best laptops for R Programming
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ASUS VivoBook F510UA-AH51Electronics 16 Paid
2Lenovo ThinkPad X1 CarbonElectronics 12 Paid
3Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (4GB)Electronics 12 Paid
4Lenovo ThinkPad 14Electronics 9 Paid
5ASUS VivoBook R416SA-EH21Electronics 9 Paid
6HP Pavilion Touchscreen 15-g059wmElectronics 5 Paid
7Toshiba Satellite P55-A5312Electronics 4 Paid
8Alienware AW17R4-7005SLV-PUS Electronics 1 Paid
9Dell Inspiron 15 3000Electronics 1 Paid
10Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/AElectronics 1 Paid
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