What are the most powerful laptops for programming?

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    #1Microsoft 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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    Roy Hansen
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Microsoft Surface Pro FJR-00001 is a very versatile laptop. This is powerful and quick. I've found this to be very useful in writing code and programming. Multitasking and portability is top notch."
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    #2Acer 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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    Karen Elliott
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I am a programmer and I needed something fast and with a long battery life. This has both! I've run the battery down by using CAD programs and it's lasted a decent 4-5 hours with huge files open. It's also incredibly fast and I've only had it slow down on me once or twice, once again with huge files open. I have had no problem working on this computer, it handles a huge work load"
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    #3MacBook Air (13.3")

    MacBook Air (13.3")

    The Apple MacBook Air is a light and powerful 13.3-Inch laptop equipped with the 1.4 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 processor, Intel HD graphics 5000 and OS X Mavericks operative system. It offers you up to 12 hours of battery life.

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    Sharon Hudson
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "The MacBook Air is a great laptop. I love the big screen and all the functions that is available."
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    #4ASUS 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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    Jonathan Nguyen
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This laptop is great. It has a ton of power for any kind of coding I need it for. This is my go-to laptop for coding."
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    #5MacBook 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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    Jordan Morrison
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "I'm not a fan of Apple products. I think everything they produce are way overpriced and at their price range noticeably better offers can be found from the rival companies. That being said, I still respect the Macbook Pro series and see some benefits of using Mac OS for programming purposes. This specific model however, is not the top of the line laptop from the company, hence it is not the most powerful as of now."
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    #6Acer 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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    Aadhya Jhadav
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This is not a powerful laptop whatsoever, much less the best. I would steer clear away from this one for programming as it only has an Intel i3 processor and only 4GB of RAM. This computer would be good for a teenager doing their homework or a college student writing a term paper. I wouldn't recommend it for doing hardcore programming. Maybe light web developing, but even then if you had a long PHP file that you'd written, the computer may be slow to refresh."
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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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    Jordan Silva
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "The Dell i755-763BLK is a midline gaming computer that will fit your needs and more; while it might not be above $1000, it still delivers thousand-dollar performance for a pricetag that's less. The SSD allows it to have fast boot times, the ram helps graphics perform admirably, the battery life is nothing to scoff at, and all the while, the processing speed ties it all together. It's a solid laptop that provides a bang for your buck - and, on top of that, the hardware is upgradable. The only negative is that you have to update the drivers yourself upon unboxing, but that's not a deal-breaker by any means. "
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    #8ASUS 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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    Tyler Peters
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "The i7 Processor here ensures that you'll never lag on even the toughest programming tasks. I ran an overnight benchmark calculating extremely large prime numbers and my CPU was still at a cool 53 degrees Celsius thanks to the integrated cooling system. The 512mb SSD ensures a blazing fast startup time and if you care about gaming, the graphics card is good enough to run most current gen games at High settings. I highly recommend this laptop for programming and all other tasks."
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    #9HP 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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    Samantha Sanders
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "To give a little background, I pre-ordered this laptop after doing a sizable amount of research on several different laptops that fit my general needs and it arrived on the 15th of November (I've had it for about two weeks now). My brother owns the HP-Spectre 2-in-1 and a couple of friends own older models of the HP-ENVY-15. The large majority of my friends have MacBooks. That being said, these are the machines I will be comparing it to in order to give a general feel for the laptop. Sorry for the long review, but since the product is new I'd like to give my own personal opinion that isn't a "get a free product to give us 5 stars" type of review."
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    #10MacBook 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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    Zhang Xiong
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "This is my first MacBook Pro and it is amazing. It is a powerful laptop that can handle pretty much whatever you throw at it. As a web designer, I use it for programming and multimedia editing. The quality built, bright crisp sceen, Multi-Touch bar, and slim light weight design make this a very functional computer that is a pleasure to use. I have had no problems with it so far."

Summary

Best What are the most powerful laptops for programming
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Microsoft Surface Pro FJR-00001Electronics 20 Paid
2Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4Electronics 17 Paid
3MacBook Air (13.3")Electronics 12 Paid
4ASUS VivoBook F510UA-AH51Electronics 11 Paid
5MacBook Pro MPXT2LL/AElectronics 9 Paid
6Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BMElectronics 8 Paid
7Dell i7559-763BLKElectronics 7 Paid
8ASUS K501UW-AB78Electronics 5 Paid
9HP Envy 13-ab016nrElectronics 5 Paid
10MacBook ProElectronics 1 Paid
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