What are the best laptops for software developers?

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    #1Microsoft 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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    Gregorio Alarcón
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Finding the right laptop for the job is sometimes a bit of a challenge. I think the surface pro is the perfect tool as an on-the-move software developer. The solid state drive makes it easy for me to keep my efficiency up with fast storage operations. It is the perfect size to work comfortably from anywhere. Highly recommended."
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    #2HP 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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    Carol Armstrong
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I find this laptop leaves a great deal to be desired. it has run sluggish out of the box. The unit is very light, so light that it feels a bit cheap. Display quality is below average and I would prefer a larger display. I didn't realize just how small a 13 inch display would be. Returtning for something a little larger and of better quality."
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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.

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    Rodrigo Montiel
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "this is a good i7 cpu laptop. the price is a little high but it's a good laptop. you can play decent games on this as well."
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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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    Sai Jain
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "I'm a software developer so I need a fast laptop to keep up with my demands. This Latitude has me covered. The processor is really fast and having 16GB of RAM is an added bonus. I highly recommend it."
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    #5Alienware 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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    Elvira Barragán
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "The first thing I thought when I picked this up was that it's sturdy. I have a lot of confidence in this machine - it's powerful with really excellent specs. I don't game, but I have a daughter that does and she has used it for that. Primarily, though, it's used for my work and I run simulations on it. It's just a top-notch machine. "
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    #6Google 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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    Vincent Spencer
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "The Google Pixel Book had to grow on me. I was not familiar with Chrome when I first started it but after about two weeks, I absolutely loved this laptop."
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    #7MacBook MLHA2LL/A

    MacBook MLHA2LL/A

    MacBook MLHA2LL/A is the evolution of the laptop by Apple. It features a 12-inch TFT retina display, the Intel Core M processor at 1.1 GHz and the last macOS Yosemite, upgradable to macOS Sierra. 

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    Billy Perry
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Apples does it again! This latest MacBook is a marvel - and it really helps me get my job in software development done. With its intel M processor it doesn't lag and stutter at all when I work, a great improvement over my old Dell!"
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    #8Lenovo ThinkPad 11e 20GB000SUS

    Lenovo ThinkPad 11e 20GB000SUS
    Lenovo ThinkPad 11e 20GB000SUS is an 11.6-inch laptop with Intel Core i3-6100U processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD. It is powered by Windows 10 Pro. 
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    Albert Fisher
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "For the price, this is very good. I do not like how small the screen is, but its fast enough and looks nice."

Summary

Best What are the best laptops for software developers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Microsoft Surface Pro FJR-00001Electronics 17 Paid
2HP Envy 13-ab016nrElectronics 12 Paid
3ASUS K501UW-AB78Electronics 10 Paid
4Dell Latitude E7470Electronics 9 Paid
5Alienware AW17R4-7005SLV-PUS Electronics 8 Paid
6Google Pixel Book GA00123-USElectronics 7 Paid
7MacBook MLHA2LL/AElectronics 3 Paid
8Lenovo ThinkPad 11e 20GB000SUS Electronics 2 Paid
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