What are the best Linux laptops for programming?

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    #1MSI GP72X Leopard Pro-622

    MSI GP72X Leopard Pro-622

    Powerful and portable gaming laptop which you will be able to use for ours thanks to its cooling system. Thanks to its powerful processors, you can play your favorite games in high settings very smoothly. 

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    Tang Jiang
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This laptop have great display, awesome keyboard and especially designed for gaming purposes. Being able to adjust the keyboard lighting and brightness, as well as the computer itself right from a UI console is great. The RGB keyboard is gorgeous and I like the custom color combinations you can create with it. It looks great especially in the dark."
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    #2ASUS 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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    #3MSI CX62 6QD-047US

    MSI CX62 6QD-047US

    Lightweight and fairly cheap, this gaming laptop will allow you to take your games and gaming passion whenever you go.Thanks to its 17-inches screen, you will get fully immersive gaming experiences. 

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    Paul Santos
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Pretty good computer, but I wouldn't recommend it for programming. While it's low cost, for the same price you can get a much quicker PC without the GPU this one has. Obviously designed for gaming, so just money put into something you wouldn't need."
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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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    Jennifer Hernandez
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Dell always makes high end laptops for Programming. The fast processor and DDR4 memory has really brought my programming and gaming to the next level. I am doing things 2x the speed as I was on my macbook - what an investment for my career! I love gaming as well, and Twitch users are now starting to pay attention to me. It's great!"
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    #5MSI GP62MVR248

    MSI GP62MVR248

    MSI GP62MVR248 is a 15.6-inch laptop with Quad-Core Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, 8 GB RAM, and 1TB HDD, which runs with the Windows 10 Home operating system. 

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    Joseph Montgomery
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "MSI GP62MVR248 is the best Linux laptops for programming"
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    #6Alienware 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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    Samuel Soto
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This is a pretty good laptop. It has 16 GB RAM and a NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card so it is also very good for gaming. It is a great laptop for programming. It does not lag and can handle many demanding programs at once. I also like the design a lot, it is a unique and attractive laptop for everyone."
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    #7MSI GP Series

    MSI GP Series
    The MSI GP Series laptop is a laptop from MSI with 15.6' screen, Intel Core i7 Quad-core 1.7 GHz processor, and 8 GB DDR3L RAM. This laptop also has 1 TB of storage and has NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 2GB GDDR3 video memory.
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    Gerald Gray
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "I bought this laptop for myself because I needed something that could keep up with my work pace and my gaming hobby. I've been running Adobe programs on this for some time and there is literally no lag when running multiple programs in the background. It's really functional and the screen is the perfect size. I would say that this laptop is on the higher end of the spectrum as it can run a lot of programs and tasks without any real problems."
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    #8HP 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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    Kathryn Herrera
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "Windows 10 and 8gb of RAM on board make this a solid choice for daily use. I love the video quality and the speakers are decent for the price point. Lightweight and portable this is a great choice for transitioning between work and home. Will get the work done and I have enjoyedthe ease and speed of this device."
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    #9Alienware AW17R4-7003SLV-PUS

    Alienware AW17R4-7003SLV-PUS

    This gaming laptop has everything a true gamer will need to enjoy his favorite games: 17" LCD screen, a ventilation system to prevent overheats, built-in speaker box, realisitc gaming functions... 

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    Susan Rose
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I would love to play games on a 17 inch LCD screen.I also like that it has in-built speakers.I would definitely go for it."
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    #10Dell 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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    Larry Rivera
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "One thing I liked was that it did not allow me to enter letters for a pin. I purchased an HP earlier and it did allow letters in the pin at set up but once the computer was turned off; the letters on the keyboard were locked out and I couldn't enter the pin to get back on my computer. This computer stopped me from doing that and required numbers only. Saved me a lot of anguish. So far it works great and does everything I expected and more than I know how to use."
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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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    Beverly Gibson
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "I was looking for a Linux laptop, and someone recommended that I purchase ASUS K501UW-AB78 but this device does not run Linux. The laptop is okay, but I want a Linux laptop to be used for programming and this is not what I was looking for. "
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    #12Microsoft 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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    Teresa Roberts
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I am not sure this computer is a good solution to the topic. It is a Microsoft computer, and does not run Linux. You would have to install Linux. This computer does have a good processor, yet it doesn't have the best Ram, only 4gb. It does have good reviews, at 4.1 stars and over 300 reviews. I just don't feel this computer is a good Linux laptop for programming. "

Summary

Best What are the best Linux laptops for programming
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1MSI GP72X Leopard Pro-622 Electronics 10 Paid
2ASUS Zenbook UX360CA-UBM1TElectronics 9 Paid
3MSI CX62 6QD-047US Electronics 7 Paid
4Dell Latitude E7470Electronics 7 Paid
5MSI GP62MVR248Electronics 5 Paid
6Alienware AW17R4-7005SLV-PUS Electronics 4 Paid
7MSI GP SeriesElectronics 2 Paid
8HP Envy 13-ab016nrElectronics 2 Paid
9Alienware AW17R4-7003SLV-PUS Electronics 1 Paid
10Dell Inspiron 15 3000Electronics 1 Paid
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