What are the best laptops for software engineering?

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    #1Lenovo Legion Y720

    Lenovo Legion Y720

    This Lenovo Legion Y720 has the 7th generation Intel i7 processor and an 8GB RAM paired with a 256GB storage. It has a GeForce GTX 1060 6GB. Its VR-ready 15.6" display is backed up with the first Dolby Atmos PC. 

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    John Day
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "Being a software engineer is not only a demanding job for you, but also your computer. Thats why I use the Lenovo Legion Y720 with an i7."
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    #2Dell 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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    Gerardo Marín
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Dell Latitude E7470 is a terrible laptop for anything but checking email. Don't buy this laptop, it has a terrible integrated graphics card that can barely run more than 10 tabs in Chrome much less any software."
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    #3ASUS VivoBook M580VD

    ASUS VivoBook M580VD
    Asus VivoBook M580VD is a gaming laptop with a thin and light design. It features a powerful 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ quad-core 2.5GHz processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics. Is equipped also with USB-C ports.
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    Ofelia Cázares
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "ASUS VivoBook M580VD fits my needs well while I'm in college for software engineering. Good gaming laptop."
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    #4ASUS 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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    Randy Matthews
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "Software engineering can require quite a lot of processing power depending on the type of application or program you are working on. It's safe to say that laptops aren't the most powerful machines but this ASUS laptop blew away my expectations. It has more than enough power than needed for me to do all of my work and then enough to kick back and relax with some video games."
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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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    Jesse James
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Very much overkill when it comes to programming, but a solid system overall. This thing is great when it comes to playing the latest games and taking them on the go. The screen is extremely nice if you were to program considering you will be able to cram many more windows on the main screen than if you were just working with a 1080p monitor."
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    #6Microsoft 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 White
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I bought the new Microsoft Surface Pro last week and I just had to come and write a review for it. This thing is amazing and has so many more uses than I thought I would use. I really like that it isn't like a traditional laptop and can be used as a tablet or even a notebook. Another great feature about it is that it is super cheap when compared to the other guys. I would buy one again if I ever needed too."
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    #7Dell i7559-763BLK

    Dell i7559-763BLK
    Dell i7559-763BLK is a laptop specially designed for gaming and entertainment. It features multi-tasking 6Th Generation Intel i5 Quad-Core processors and NVIDIA Geforce GTX 960M graphics, as well as a thermal cooling design to allow you to play for hours.
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    Frank Jones
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "Overall, I am very pleased with this laptop. I think it's a fantastic value for the parts you are getting. The overall look and feel of the laptop is great, the red trim is not overbearing. Using the laptop feels fast and snappy. Boots Windows 10 in less than 20 seconds! The weight and size keeps it portable, but it's no Ultrabook. The laptop doesn't have a touchscreen, if that's a deal-breaker for you."
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    #8Dell Inspiron i5577-7359BLK-PUS

    Dell Inspiron i5577-7359BLK-PUS
    Crafted to be as portable as possible, and with an stylish design, this gaming laptop is a cheap but powerful option for those looking for a new PC to play their games with. 



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    Wayne Jones
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "this is a good laptop for doing gaming or work or whatever else you need to do. its kind of expensive but you get what you pay for. dell laptops are usually very good."

Summary

Best What are the best laptops for software engineering
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Lenovo Legion Y720 Electronics 18 Paid
2Dell Latitude E7470Electronics 13 Paid
3ASUS VivoBook M580VDElectronics 12 Paid
4ASUS K501UW-AB78Electronics 9 Paid
5Dell XPS 15Electronics 6 Paid
6Microsoft Surface Pro FJR-00001Electronics 4 Paid
7Dell i7559-763BLKElectronics 2 Paid
8Dell Inspiron i5577-7359BLK-PUSElectronics 1 Paid
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