What are the best laptops for web development?

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    #1Dell Inspiron i5379-5043GRY-PUS

    Dell Inspiron i5379-5043GRY-PUS

    Dell Inspiron 13 5000 i5379-5043GRY-PUS is a 13.3-inch 2-in-1 laptop that features a touchscreen technology. It has an 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U Processor and 1TB hard drive.

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    Benjamin Kelly
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This is not the best solution. Dell laptops are not very good. They experience a lot of problems. They also run really slow."
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    #2Lenovo Flex 14

    Lenovo Flex 14

    The Lenovo Flex 14 or the Lenovo Yoga 530 in the European markets is the affordable laptop from Lenovo. With a 14'' full HD screen it comes with models of 8th gen Intel Core i5 or i7 with up to 16GB of RAM. It doesn't come with the Alexa integration as the Lenovo Yoga 730. It will be available in April

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    Gloria Adams
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is a great business laptop for those who still want to be portable, even with great specs. The screen is large and easy to work with, and the processor is sufficient for my web design software. Is it perfect? No, but good enough to make me happy. "
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    #3ASUS 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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    Barbara Edwards
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "I was looking for the best laptops for web development and this is exactly what I needed! I absolutely love it and highly recommend it to everyone."
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    #4Acer Spin 5 SP513-52N-85DC

    Acer Spin 5 SP513-52N-85DC

    Acer Spin 5 SP513-52N-85DC is a 13.3-inch laptop with 256 GB SDD. This runs with Intel i7-8550U processor Quad-core 1.80 GHz and features 8GB DDR4 SDRAM. This runs with Windows 10 Home.

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    Dennis Robertson
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Wow, another great laptop made by Acer. I love this 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U Processor (Up to 4.0GHz) which makes it super fast. The small and convenient 13.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen IPS Multi-Touch Display is great for travel. A 8GB DDR4 Memory & 256GB SSD.Battery 3-cell 4670 mAh Li-ion so it has tons of power! And Up to 13-hours of battery life gets you thru the day!"
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    #5ASUS VivoBook S510UA-DS51

    ASUS VivoBook S510UA-DS51

    The ASUS VivoBook S510UA-DS51 is a powerful 15.6" laptop with an 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB of storage. Its lightweight design features NanoEdge bezels and 0.7" thickness.

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    Christian Wells
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The nanoedge cover is a great addition for this as well as being super lightweight, which is good for developers who have to move all around town to meet with clients. The processor is fast and the only drawback is the low about of RAM and storage. "
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    #6Lenovo Flex 6

    Lenovo Flex 6

    Lenovo Flex 6 is an 11-inch high-definition resolution laptop with Intel Celeron N4000 processor 1.0 GHz up to 2.60 GHz with Burst Technology, with 2.0GB DDR4 2400MHz onboard memory.

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    Christopher Mitchell
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "You'll definitely love the power and versatility of this laptop if you are interested in web development. It is also very lightweight, convertible, and the battery is long lasting. The screen is crisp and the sound is fantastic for a laptop."
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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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    William Alexander
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I bought this to design webpages. It has no problem handling anything I have tried to do. The processor makes everything go fast and smooth."
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    #8Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-US71

    Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-US71

    The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-US71 is a versatile laptop for everyday tasks and gaming equipped with the most advanced features. It has an Intel Skylake Core i7-6700 processor, NVIDIA graphics and a 4K touchscreen, as well as USB 3.1 ports.

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    Ernesto Santillán
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "This is pretty sweet. It's sleek, lightweight, powerful, this looks like exactly what I need. Sadly the price made me vomit. I can't afford something like this working at home depot. I'm trying to go to school to learn programming. This may be good but something should be affordable if it wants to be the best."
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    #9Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1

    Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1

    Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 is an 11.6-inch HD laptop. Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 has Intel Pentium Processor that can run up to 1.6 GHz, Intel HD Graphics, 128GB SSD and Windows 10.

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    Betty Pearson
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "i think there are vastly better options"
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    #10Acer 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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    Nicholas Oliver
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Ultimately, the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM just didn't cut it for my needs. Although the price point was sweet, I got what I paid for which was a sub-par machine that did not work well for my development needs."
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    #11Microsoft 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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    Anna Lawson
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "the speed is awesome, storage is good too. i love it"
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    #12HP 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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    Rose Lee
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This laptop is ok if you are a web developer. The i5-7200U processor is decent and it should have enough RAM with 8GB. I think it is a good place to start but you might want to look into other models if you are a serious developer. "
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    #13Acer 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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    Laura Walsh
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The solution fits the topic quite well. It does include a high quality laptop that has good reviews and seems to run well. The only issue is it doesn't speak much in regards to web development."
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    #14Dell 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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    Arthur Montgomery
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I often develop web pages for clients. I need a laptop that offers portability, fast graphics, and a quick processor. The Dell Inspiron 15 3000 is everything I could have asked for. I am never not in touch with what I need to be with this machine."
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    #15Lenovo Yoga 710 11.6

    Lenovo Yoga 710 11.6

    The Lenovo Yoga 710 is a laptop from Lenovo with dual-core Intel® Pentium® processor 4405Y. 2017 Lenovo Yoga 710 11.6 has a 11.6 inch Full HD multi-touch screen and a processor speed of 1.5ghz.

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    Jorge Torres
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This Lenovo Yoga is an inceredible laptop to design and web development. Has great tools and functions amazingly and all came at a great price."
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    #16Dell XPS XPSU12-4671CRBFB

    Dell XPS XPSU12-4671CRBFB

    Dell XPS XPSU12-4671CRBFB is a 12.5-Inch laptop manufactured by Dell. It has an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4400 and a Windows 8 operating system.

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    Reyansh Gupta
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I needed a new laptop, that was flexible, literally and figuratively. This fits the bill in most ways, but lacks in some aspects. I would have preferred a Mac OS machine, for my web development and design, as it just fits that multimedia production flow better, in my opinion. Though, for a windows machine, with the cool flip screen, this is a nice balance. I am okay with this, and it will work for me."
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    #17Dell Latitude 7480

    Dell Latitude 7480

    The Dell Latitude 7480 is a 14-inch laptop equipped with a full HD display, an Intel Core i7-7600U processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and a backlit keyboard. It runs on Windows 10 Professional.

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    Aanya Mukopadhyay
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I bought this for school, as I'm studying web development in college right now. It appears to be working just fine in the way of power requirements, and I've seen no issues with lag. The graphics are spot-on as well. I think this purchase was a wise one. "
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    #18Apple 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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    Howard Ortiz
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Apple is pretty overpriced, and for a web developer I would rather have a windows pc. The kind of person I see using this macbook for web development is a hipster sitting in a coffee shop."
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    #19ASUS P2540UA-AB51

    ASUS P2540UA-AB51

    ASUS P-Series P2540UA-AB51 is a business standard laptop with 7th Gen Intel Core i5, 8G RAM, 1TB HDD and 2.5GHz processor, which runs with a Windows 10 operating system. It also has a nine hours long battery life. 

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    Emma Mitchell
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Currently, I am in classes learning how to make websites. The school provides desktops, but it's so much more convenient to have access to my own settings all the time, so I bought a laptop. This laptop has made class a lot easier for me. It's nice and solid, and does a great job running all my art and design programs."
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    #20Toshiba Portege Z930-S9311

    Toshiba Portege Z930-S9311

    The Toshiba Portege Z930-S9311 is a laptop with a screen size of 13.3 inches. It runs on 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5 and has a memory speed of 1600 MHz. It has 4 GB of RAM and has 2 USB ports.

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    Danielle Reyes
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "This attractive, light-weight computer has serious flaws, the most outstanding being that it is not portable! It reads "Plugged in, not charging," and even when constantly plugged in, the percentage diminishes slowly but surely. We have tried to remedy this problem repeatedly (apparently it happens with some frequency as there are many suggested remedies on line) but the battery cannot be removed by the owner, only a Toshiba professional (warranty issues), and even when the problem has been resolved, it returns the first time one tries to use the computer as portable. In addition, there are Window issues, little quirks that aren't important in and of themselves but only as an indication that something wrong is lurking below the keyboard. For example, I can't display a desktop photo, but when the computer is shutting down, it appears for an instant, and, sometimes the volume adjust icon works--and sometimes not! More importantly, I have lost work, and recovery techniques show aborted save attempts, even those done automatically every five minutes"
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    #21MSI GS43VR Phantom Pro-210

    MSI GS43VR Phantom Pro-210

    MSI GS43VR Phantom Pro-210 is a 14.3-inch gaming laptop which features Intel® Core Core i7-7700HQ, 2.8 - 3.8 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce® GTX1060, memory 32GB, and HDD capacity 512GB M.2 SATA + 1TB.
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    Brian Salazar
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Got this as my work computer. I cannot believe how fast this thing turns on, only 3 second from off to ready to go using windows. I write papers and often times have 100 tabs open with references in google chrome and the 32 gb of RAM more that accommodates this."
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    #22Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E470

    Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E470

    The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E470 is a 14-inch laptop computer equipped with a 240GB Solid State Drive. It runs on a 2.3GHz Intel Dual Core i5-6200U processor and includes an 8GB DDR4 RAM.

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    Christopher Perkins
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This laptop is perfect for when I need to take my work on the road. The case is solid and the whole laptop is light which makes carrying easy. The CPU is more than powerful enough for web development and other workstation tasks. I am very happy with the performance of the E470. It is a good laptop for the price."
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    #23Google 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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    Diana Morales
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "A friend showed me this google pixel book, looks great and its very easy to use. The laptop is one of the best and i highly recommend trying it out. The price is more than fair and has good reviews. "
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    #24Toshiba 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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    Marilyn Schneider
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "The Toshiba PT261U-012008 could be the perfect personal laptop computer for anyone looking for a tool that will help them with the web developing career. This 6th generation Intel with it's Core i7-6600u Processor is fast acting, quick and will help with producing an intuitive and natural workflow. The Toshiba Windows 7 Professional is also available through downgrade rights from Windows 10 Pro and has enough solid storage space, with an 8 GB DDR; 256 GB drive, so you'll be able to save all those large projects your working on without buying any extra external storage drives. There are Full-sized Ports (3 x USB 3.0; 1 x RGB; 1 x HDMI; 1 x RJ-45), so adaptable for any other devices you may need to get any web developing jobs done."
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    #25Acer Aspire VX 15

    Acer Aspire VX 15
    Acer Aspire VX 15 is a gaming laptop with a hard-edged design. It is powered by a 7th generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, an  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 graphics and TrueHarmony and Dolby Audio Premium.
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    Jason Brewer
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Acer products is always something I love recommending, if you are a web developer or a designer, I am very well sure that you are looking the specifications of this laptop with a smile. The VX 15 is something very fitting for developers just because of that core i7 beefy CPU, paired that with another beefy GPU, this is highly recommended no doubt about it."
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    #26Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-58HF

    Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-58HF

    The Acer Chromebook 15 has a 15.6-inch Full HD screen, a 5th Generation Intel Core i5-5200U Processor, and 4GB of memory. With a smart design and a bright display, this laptop is perfect to see movies and play games.

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    Robert Tucker
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-58HF is just that, a Chromebook, there is nothing special about it and its decent as far as a Chromebook goes but I literally never use it. I prefer a real computer that isn't using a limited operating system. So unless you only care about browsing the internet, and even for that I'd rather have my main pc, just skip the Chromebook altogether. I wish I did."
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    #27HP Envy 13

    HP Envy 13

    This laptop counts with an immersive 8 million pixel display and an aluminum chassis for a design is all about high-end style. It combines elegance and efficiency with a 13.3" or 17.3" diagonal display and a full-size keyboard.

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    Carol Xiao
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "As any web dev will tell you, the tools are important. I'd like to tell you all about the technical functionality of my HP Envy but really the best thing I can tell you is that this thing just works. Not only that but it looks cool... not that appearance matters but, you know, let's be honest it does. The 8 million pixel display is beyond amazing, perfect for those long nights of staring at page upon page of code. Protip: spring for the larger (17"+) display, it's totally worth it."
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    #28Dell Inspiron 5000

    Dell Inspiron 5000
    Dell Inspiron 5000 is a gaming laptop equipped with an AMD A-10 9630P Quad-Core Processor and Radeon R5 Graphics. Its thermal design guarantee a high-performance for hours and its Waves MaxxAudio Pro and built-in subwoofer provides you with an immersive, studio-quality audio.
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    Cat Zhang
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The Dell Inspirion 5000 laptop is not a good solution for gamers."
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    #29Dell 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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    Trishla Rodrigues
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I was looking for the best laptops for web development and programming and this was suggested to me. I love it! It's exactly what I needed."
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    #30Microsoft Surface Book

    Microsoft Surface Book

    This Microsoft Surface Book has a 6th-gen i7 processor, a 16GB RAM, a 512GB SSD and a gaming NVIDIA GeForce GPU. It has a 13.5" touch-screen detachable display that can support a resolution of 3000x2000.

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    Elizabeth Valdez
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "Microsoft outdid themselves. Absolutely amazing. This, to me, is the best idea of a laptop to date! I love mine and it is worth the price. Great buy!"
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    #31HP Envy 17t

    HP Envy 17t
    HP Envy 17t is a versatile and powerful laptop for everyday tasks, gaming and entertainment. It features an Intel Core i7-8550U processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics, as well as a touchscreen and a backlit keyboard.
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    Marie Meyer
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This laptop model is very nice. "
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    #32ASUS 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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    Hannah Alvarado
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "First off I want to say that this is a solid laptop. However, Asus and Microsoft have some issues to work out with Asus Fliplock. I recently purchased one of these laptops and when I turned it on and tried to use the flip capability it didn't work. So being a nerdy computer guy that I am I called the manufacturer and started the troubleshooting steps. First off they had me doing all the same things that I had ready tried, like downloading the drivers from their site, trying older drivers, and even resetting the laptop. When all that was done and it still wasn't working I got with Amazon and had them ship me another one.Well here we go again the second one (side note: they both were sealed and brand new) I turned it on like I did before and WOW, still not working. The only difference on this one is that I didn't connect it to the internet like I did the first one. Theory on this is that sometimes Microsoft drivers will overwrite the manufacturer drivers that work better. Once again I called Asus and repeated the same things I did before. This time the tech support guy was baffled as to why it wasn't working. He sent me on to the tier 2 support but said that could take 24 - 48hrs for them to get with me and when they do they can get with Microsoft to fix the driver issue, but they didn't know how long that was going to take.At this point, I am tired of dealing with a brand new laptop that is supposed to work right away. Now with all that said the laptop itself is very nice and I really find no fault in the manufacture. I have bought and will continue to buy Asus products. I think it is an issue with Microsoft changing something in an update that broke the link between the manufacturer driver and the hardware.That is the reason I gave this three stars, it would have been four but due to the fact that this laptop is a 2 in 1 and that function isn't working, I took one star off. If though you don't care about the 2 in1 and want a very thin light weight laptop that is very comparable to the Dell XPS 13, then I would get this one. I did end up going with a Dell Inspiron 7378 and I am very happy with that, it is a bit bigger but still just as nice. Sorry for the lengthy review I just felt like I could help out and keep someone else from going through what I did."
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    #33Dell 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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    Ling Sun
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Don't buy from this seller. First product warrant was 2 years instead of 3 years and after 6 months of use my computer shows me add new widow key your computer key is going to expire"
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    #34Alienware 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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    Bruce Qiu
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Alienware is known for their gaming computers, but that isn't to say they don't wonk wonderfully for development. They're powerful PC's and give you all you need to do your work hassle-free."
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    #35ASUS Chromebook C202SA

    ASUS Chromebook C202SA

    The ASUS Chromebook C202SA is an 11.6-inch laptop with 4 GB RAM, 16 GB EMMC storage, and Intel Celeron N3060 processor 1.6 GHz. This laptop runs on Windows 10 operating system.

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    David Dunn
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Very sturdy - I've dropped it many times and the worst that has happened is the rubber edging will have to be popped back into place. Simple as that and it feels totally firm and solid once it's back in place. It's great to not have to treat your laptop like the slightest bump could damage it."

Summary

Best What are the best laptops for web development
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Dell Inspiron i5379-5043GRY-PUSElectronics 20 Paid
2Lenovo Flex 14Electronics 20 Paid
3ASUS VivoBook F510UA-AH51Electronics 19 Paid
4Acer Spin 5 SP513-52N-85DCElectronics 12 Paid
5ASUS VivoBook S510UA-DS51Electronics 11 Paid
6Lenovo Flex 6Electronics 6 Paid
7ASUS K501UW-AB78Electronics 3 Paid
8Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-US71Electronics 3 Paid
9Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1Electronics 2 Paid
10Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BMElectronics 2 Paid
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