What are the best laptops for Visual Studio?

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    #1Acer 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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    Judy Washington
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "The Acer Aspire E is definitely a good value for the money in terms of speed. For sure it's not a high end laptop, but it gets the job done and functions quite well. "
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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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    Jose Campbell
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Great laptop with awesome visuals. I actually got this one for animation, but I also hear of people using it for gaming purposes. Either way, I doubt there is anything that this laptop can not do technology wise, so if you rock with this one you should be all set!"
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    #3Acer Predator Helios 300 G3-571-77QK

    Acer Predator Helios 300 G3-571-77QK
    Acer Predator Helios 300 is a 15.6-inch full high-definition gaming laptop which features 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Windows 10 operating system, and expandable hard drive slot.
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    David Hoffman
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "If you want a computer to handle all your gaming needs, look no further. This sleek, sexy laptop features a futuristic back-lit keyboard and the internal capabilities to match. What it promises on the surface, it delivers in its 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card. IT WILL NOT SLOW DOWN! Frame rates are never an issue and with it's dual fan cooling system, this laptop will never need a break. Pick it up NOW!"
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    #4Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5577

    Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5577
    Thanks to its 7th generation Intel Quad Core i5, this PC will bring you responsive and powerful performance on every project or activity, such as gaming, editing or working. 



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    Tammy Stone
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The advertisements on this laptop show that's aimed for the gaming community. Still, I picked this up for work with the school's yearbook committee, and found that this laptop has great graphics capabilities. It was able to run my Visual Studio without any issues or hangups. Not exactly a cheap laptop, but do you get what you pay for."
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    #5Lenovo Legion Y520 80WK00FHUS

    Lenovo Legion Y520 80WK00FHUS
    Lenovo Legion Y520 is a lightweight and powerful gaming laptop equipped with 7th Gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti graphics. It features premium audio and a thermal engine to keep it cool for a long time.
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    James Torres
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This is a great laptop for Vusual Studio. The 8gb of ram really helps with multitasking and running demanding programs. Also, the Nvidia 1050 Ti is an excellent graphics card that will be able to handle any game or program that you would need to run. With such a powerful graphics card I'm glad that the laptop has great thermals to keep the temperature down."
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    #6MSI GL62M 7RD-1407

    MSI GL62M 7RD-1407
    MSI GL62M 7RD-1407 is a thin and light gaming laptop powered by a 3.1 GHz Intel Core i5 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. It features Cooler Boost technology to allow you to play for hours with a high system performance.
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    Emma Salazar
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This laptop had everything I needed in order to use Visual Studio. The CPU is powerful and fast and 8gb of ram is more than enough to run Visual Studio without experiencing any significant slow down."
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    #7MacBook Pro MPTR2LL/A

    MacBook Pro MPTR2LL/A
    The Apple MPTR2LL/A is a 15-inch MacBook Pro that features a powerful configuration with 1.8Gz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, retina display, Touch ID and Touch Bar.
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    Olivia Carter
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "There is a reason why digital arts majors purchase a Mac before college starts. The Touch ID and Touch Bar make it easy to create digital projects without the hassle of a mouse. However, there might be need for a larger screen. "
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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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    Brenda Cunningham
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This laptop looks amazing, Alienware has one of the best products on the market right now. The price is kinda high but the quality of this device is awesome. Has good reviews and i recommend this laptop. "
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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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    Andrew Ford
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I needed a good balance between price and hardware power and his Dell fits that criteria. I do a lot of side work in Visual Studio and couldn't resist this laptop. The power of this Dell is slightly more than I need, but for that price you don't complain."
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    #10ASUS 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.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

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    Willie George
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This is an impressive machine even if you're not a gamer. It looks great,it feels great and it is fast and powerful. I've seen other comments suggesting its not a true gaming laptop but I would argue ti depends on what games you are playing and how much money you want to spend. If you're comparing this to a high-end gaming laptop with an equally high-end price then yes its not in that category"
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    #11Dell 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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    Jack Aguilar
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "Very light weight and super fast ultra book I have used so far. It is powerful enough to play games or do software development as well. The keyboard is very smooth to type. The mouse pad area is also very convenient to use unlike some other ultra books. Battery holds complete charge even after long use."
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    #12MSI GL62M 7REX-1896US

    MSI GL62M 7REX-1896US

    Portability meets power in this gaming laptop: powered by GeForce GTX, which will bring you high frame rate output and with an exclusive cooling system, this laptop is a great choice for gamers with a limited budget. 

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    Jason James
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I needed a powerful machine and this laptop delivers. I can definitely recommend it for its graphics card and price. However, the keyboard is unresponsive sometimes and it's very loud."
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    #13Toshiba PT261U-012008

    Toshiba PT261U-012008

    The Toshiba Protege PT261U-012008 is a 13.3-inch laptop computer equipped with a 3.4GHz Intel Core i7 processor. It has an 8GB DDR3L SDRAM, a 256GB solid-state drive, and an Intel HD Graphics 520 co-processor.

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    Arthur Murphy
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I'm not sure I'd consider having that few ports a future-proofing technique. It seems like a great way to fill your laptop bag with extra dongles and adapters."
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    #14Acer Predator 15 G9-593-77WF

    Acer Predator 15 G9-593-77WF
    The Acer Predator 15 G9-593-77WF is a gaming laptop equipped with a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics. The device has a powerful audio True Harmony sound system.

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    Janet White
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This laptop is much more than what you'd need to run visual studio. I am able to run it on a variety of cheap laptops, so I think it's better to get something budget friendly unless you plan to do a lot of gaming as well."
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    #15Lenovo Legion Y720 2018

    Lenovo Legion Y720 2018

    This gaming laptop is a great choice for hardcore gamers, as they will be able to play their favorite games in amazing graphics display thanks to its processor and 1920x1080 15-inches screen. 

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    Tiffany Dixon
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Lenovo Legion Y720 2018 is the best laptops for Visual Studio program"
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    #16Apple 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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    Christian Reyes
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "I found this to be another solid mac product. My fiancee needed a replacement for her old mac book pro and this one as done an amazing job and more getting us way more performance for the price."
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    #17Toshiba Satellite S55T

    Toshiba Satellite S55T
    Toshiba Satellite S55T is a 15.6-inch Full HD touchscreen gaming laptop. The S55T has a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, a 12GB RAM SDRAM DDR3, and a 1TB HHD. It is also equipped with a Windows 10 operating system.
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    Anthony Gibson
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I'll get the negative out of the way to start. I hate the touchpad. I found it to be useless. The only joy I receive from the touchscreen is making use of it to pause videos. It was a huge disappointment. On the brighter side, the Toshiba Satellite S55T allows me to multitask in a state of contentment. It doesn't slow me down at all. I feel it does suit my needs for Visual Studio development, but due to the lack of touchscreen functionality, I am unsure that it is worth the price."
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    #18HP Pavilion dv7-4280us

    HP Pavilion dv7-4280us

    HP Pavilion dv7-4280us is a 17.3-Inch notebook computer. It is equipped with a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5-480M Processor and a 6GB DDR3 RAM. It sports a 750GB HDD and has an AMD Radeon HD 6550M coprocessor. 

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    Janet Simmons
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "I just opened a Visual Studio and the first purchase I made was the HP Pavilion dv7-4280us. The screen allows me better visibility on my projects and the processor allows the computer to keep up with my mind. And, the processor has a backup. I have a whole crew of employees I only had to pay once!"
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    #19HP Pavilion 24-b010

    HP Pavilion 24-b010

    HP Pavilion 24-b010 is an all-in-one desktop that is equipped with a 2.9 GHz AMD A-Series Processor and runs on Windows 10. It has an 8GB RAM, a 1024GB SATA, and an AMD Radeon R5 Integrated coprocessor.

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    Kathleen Grant
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I never knew much about all-in-one desktops before now other than it has a massive screen and it's HD with touchscreen capabilities. Once using it though, you realize how fast it is and you know it will be able to handle anything you throw at it all while providing a beautiful display. The AMD Radeon R5 co-processor really makes this computer for me."
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    #20MacBook Pro MPXT2LL/A

    MacBook Pro MPXT2LL/A

    The 13-inch MacBook Pro MPXT2LL/A by Apple is a revolutionary laptop computer available in different configurations and designed for both professionals and plain users. It features the astonishing Touch Bar. 

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    Jonathan Montgomery
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "This was a great purchase for me, as I do a lot of heavy graphics work. My only downside is there's a premium price for having a Mac, there are PCs that are just as powerful for less price."
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    #21MacBook Pro

    MacBook Pro

    MacBook Pro is the latest ultimate pro notebook with 15.4-inch LED-backlit Retina display, Touch Bar and Touch ID, and can even last up to 10 hours of battery life. It also now boasts eye-opening graphics performance. 

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    Randy Cook
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "The MacBook Pro was once the standard for creatives working in both audio and visual mediums. I believe that this trend is starting to change. The program Visual Studio is actually a Microsoft product and therefore would be optimized for Microsoft machines. Mac users would have to use a VM to even work in visual studio. So, I think that this choice is way off the mark. As for me, I'll use Linux and GIMP, thank you very much!"
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    #22Microsoft 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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    Ashley Johnson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This is a tablet computer loaded with current specs. It is a good computer but can be limited. I love how thin and light it is."
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    #23Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-51-787B

    Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-51-787B
    The Acer Predator Helios 300 is a gaming laptop equipped with a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics. It has a 17.3" display, an iron-red backlit keyboard and allows you to play for hours thanks to its long-lasting battery and its dual fan cooling.
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    Gerald Hunter
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "High end laptop with pretty good specs. Can do almost anything you want on it. I am really into visual studio development and this laptop has been an ease to deal with. The only problem is the battery life is not super long, which is not a problem for me because I have my laptop plugged in 90% of the time."
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    #24Acer 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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    Terry Curtis
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "Acers are prone to breakdowns, they aren't sturdy like Dell, so you'll be taking a chance investing in anything expensive from Acer, so there is risk involved with this, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this $800 laptop is holding up for half a year already, no major breakdowns. Yes, I recommend this laptop, it's a great option for those that can afford $800+ and want a powerhouse that can shred the toughest graphic applications. Not to heavy and not to bulky, fits perfectly in your lap or on a bus or a plane, you can't go wrong with this."
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    #25HP Omen 15

    HP Omen 15
    HP Omen 15 is a gaming laptop powered by an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics. Its graphics can handle 1080p resolution and produces high-quality audio with its two Bang & Olufsen speakers.
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    Deng Shi
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This is a strong choice if you're into Visual studio. An i7 in a laptop does wonders for this type of work. It was a bit pricey when I bought it. I'm not sure if it has come down at all."

Summary

Best What are the best laptops for Visual Studio
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4Electronics 14 Paid
2ASUS VivoBook F510UA-AH51Electronics 13 Paid
3Acer Predator Helios 300 G3-571-77QKElectronics 11 Paid
4Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5577Electronics 8 Paid
5Lenovo Legion Y520 80WK00FHUSElectronics 6 Paid
6MSI GL62M 7RD-1407Electronics 2 Paid
7MacBook Pro MPTR2LL/AElectronics 1 Paid
8Alienware AW17R4-7005SLV-PUS Electronics 0 Paid
9Dell Inspiron 15 3000Electronics 0 Paid
10ASUS K501UW-AB78Electronics 0 Paid
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