What are the best low budget laptops for programming IT manager?

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    #1Google 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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    Jordan Simpson
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Decent laptop, but it may be a little too expensive for it's features. It is sleek and easy to carry around though. There is a SSD drive, so speeds are quicker on this laptop. It also has a easy to use Chrome operating system. "
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    #2Microsoft 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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    Carl Arnold
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Fast - the i7 Surface Pro is significantly snappier than the i5 of 2015. Maybe 2 to 2.5x as fast at standard jobs. I'm running some multi-media jobs to benchmark this weekend and will post a followup. Storage - very fast. Files open and close with "snap". The screen is just as excellent as the Pro 4, and that's what got me to switch most of my computing from a MacBook Air to the Pro line. The screen is gorgeous. The fingerprint reading on the touch keyboard (recommended option) is much faster and more accurate. This tells me that there must be CPU processing involved in fingerprint sensing accuracy as I just switched the same keyboard from the Pro 4 to the Pro 2017. Cooling - I noticed the Pro 2017 just doesn't heat up as much as the Pro 4 at any task. Surface Dock - Truly outstanding accessory. Just hook up the magnetic connector and add monitor, ethernet, sound, and more USB-3 to the job. I use it with a very high resolution Dell display and it's stunning"
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    #3Acer 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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    Laura Luna
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "I thought the laptop was okay, I'm not sure if it would be suited for a programming IT manager. It definitely needs more RAM than what it comes with. The battery life seemed to be okay, just took a while to start up. I don't really like the plastic feel of it, I mean it is low budget, but I don't want to feel that it is that cheap that it might break."
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    #4Lenovo 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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    Jeffrey Hamilton
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I recently purchased the Lenovo Yoga 710 11.6 for my daughter and we both love it. I think it's the best laptop, for the price, for programming IT manager. It's really easy to use and is super fast. The quality can't be beaten. I like it so much that I am going to buy me one also. "
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    #5Dell 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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    Austin Reid
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I like the computer, but the keyboard is not backlit. I read the description incorrectly....it said backlit touchscreen, not keyboard. I would send it back if I hadn't thrown away the box. I really need a lit keyboard."
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    #6ASUS 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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    George Henderson
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "GOOD"
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    #7Acer Chromebook 11 C740

    Acer Chromebook 11 C740
    Acer Chromebook 11 C740 is an 11.6-inch laptop with 2GB RAM and 16 GB hard drive capacity. It is powered by Intel Celeron Dual-Core Processor 3205U and can last up to 9 hours. 
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    John Davis
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This is a low budget laptop and it well worth the money. But I'm not sure if it is good enough for a programmer."
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    #8Toshiba 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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    Ralph Riley
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "this toshiba is a great low budget laptop for programming. i'm an it manager and i use this daily for my job. it's portable and powerful, really all you need."
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    #9Lenovo Thinkpad E470 20H1006GUS

    Lenovo Thinkpad E470 20H1006GUS

    Lenovo Thinkpad E470 20H1006GUS is a 14-inch laptop with Intel Core i3 processor. It has 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive capacity, and Windows 7 Professional operating system.

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    Amanda Larson
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "The processor and amount of RAM is great considering the price of this laptop, so it's an amazing value purchase. I'd prefer an SSD to a hard drive, but that can be changed easily if you know what you're doing. The larger display is nice, but because it's a bit older, you'll have to install Windows 10 yourself (or Linux or whatever you prefer). I'm fairly happy with this purchase-it was a definite bargain!"
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    #10HP 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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    Trishla Pillai
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "The price is really high for a lower budget for the average person but would work alright for a programming IT manager. Graphics and memory would get you buy. "
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    #11Dell XPS 15

    Dell XPS 15
    Dell XPS9560-5000SLV-PUS is a powerful gaming laptop equipped with a 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ Quad Core processor and NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics. It features an UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD touch display that lets you interact naturally with the device.
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    Bobby Perez
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "The Dell XPS 15 laptop is a mixed bag with me. The 4K touch display is beautiful and very responsive. The i5 quad core processor was good but not very fast. The dell interface was a downer for me- complicated and had too much bloatware. I can't 100% recommend this laptop."

Summary

Best What are the best low budget laptops for programming IT manager
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Google Pixel Book GA00123-USElectronics 12 Paid
2Microsoft Surface Pro FJR-00001Electronics 11 Paid
3Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BMElectronics 10 Paid
4Lenovo Yoga 710 11.6Electronics 6 Paid
5Dell Inspiron 15 3000Electronics 5 Paid
6ASUS K501UW-AB78Electronics 4 Paid
7Acer Chromebook 11 C740Electronics 2 Paid
8Toshiba PT261U-012008Electronics 1 Paid
9Lenovo Thinkpad E470 20H1006GUSElectronics 1 Paid
10HP Envy 13-ab016nrElectronics 1 Paid
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