What are the best notebooks for developers?

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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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    Jose Gonzalez
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Great book but very limited by its OS. I recommend getting a windows laptop. "
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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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    Olivia Cook
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Excellent computer for general purpose work. I am working with the i7 with 1TB of storage - I bought the Pro 4 with i5 and 256GB and rapidly realized I under-purchased for my work. The good (ok great): 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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    #3Apple 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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    #4Toshiba 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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    Craig Nichols
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "Toshiba PT261U-012008 is a good solution for best notebooks for developer, because it has 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. Which is more than adequate specs for developers. "
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    #5Lenovo ThinkPad T500 2056-af8

    Lenovo ThinkPad T500 2056-af8

    The Lenovo ThinkPad T500 2056-af8 is 15.4-inch notebook computer equipped with a 160GB mechanical hard drive. It has a 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, an 8GB DDR3 SDRAM, and runs on Windows 7.

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    Lawrence Burke
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This laptop has it all, a developers dream. I rate it 4.5/5 stars and all I got to say is Windows 7!"
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    #6HP 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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    Cristina Ventura
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "I travel quite a bit and I'm also a freelance developer and writer, which means I can work anywhere as long as there is some sort of internet connection and the tools I needed to get the work done and one of the most reliable tools you could have in your arsenal is the HP ENVY 13-ab016nr Windows Notebook. This lightweight, easy to travel with notebook, may be small but its packed with everything you need to get the job done right. With its fast 7th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U Processor, Dual-Core, 2.5GHz, making this 13inch notebook extremely intuitive and does what you want it to do, when you want to do it...no watching the color wheel spin, which will help you have and keep a healthy and natural workflow. And when you're not working having the bright screen with its 2.07 million pixels and WLED-backlit producing crystal clear and vibrant images, paired with the amplified speakers, making Netflix binges just that more enjoying and my head banging to my favorite rock band just that more intense. It's fair to say the HP ENVY Windows Notebook is the perfect tool not only for freelance developers and writers like me but also for any digital nomad out there, writer, coders, graphic designers, bloggers, or media marketers."
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    #7HP Notebook 15-ay011nr

    HP Notebook 15-ay011nr

    The HP Pavilion 15.6-inch from 2018 is one of the newest laptops for all-day-uses that features a 1080p screen resolution, Intel Core i7 Processor, 1 TB internal storage and all the expected connectivity of a high-end computer. 

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    Eric Richardson
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "very nice notebook for doing work on. this is a good laptop. its very fast and inexpensive. this is great for doing work at home or at the office."
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    #8Acer Aspire 3 15.6" HD Notebook

    Acer Aspire 3 15.6" HD Notebook

    The Acer Aspire 3 Notebook has a great 15.6” HD screen, beautiful design, built-in WiFi, and reliable performance. It’s a good laptop for personal use because it covers all the computer essentials the average user requires.

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    Lauren Castro
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I do not like this solution. It is for a laptop that is unavailable at the online store that was linked. Not particularly the best solution. Not a good solution. "
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    #9Acer 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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    #10Dell 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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    Robert Rose
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "The Dell XPS series is very high end but so much worth the price"
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    #11Acer 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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    Arthur Palmer
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I needed a handy to have with me notebook for work and I found a great one! This Acer Aspire is all I needed plus more at a great price too!"
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    #12Razer RZ09-01953E72-R3U1

    Razer RZ09-01953E72-R3U1
    This laptop is the ultimate balance between power and portability: even though it is lightweight and slim, its powerful processor and graphics card will make sure you can play your favorite games anywhere. 




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    Beverly Herrera
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "With a 14 inch display this device comes in on the average side of size. I love the 16gb onboard ram which allows me to move between applications effortlessly and I have not experienced any lag while completing tasks. I find the device to be extremely portable and lightweight. I think this option would be great for anyone looking to complete development tasks."
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    #13Dell XPS9360-7336SLV (13.3")

    Dell XPS9360-7336SLV (13.3")
    The XPS 13 cleverly fits a stunning 13.3-Inch display in an 11-inch size laptop, making the it the smallest 13-inch laptop on the planet. The XPS 13 has a unique virtually borderless InfinityEdge display, with only a 5.2mm bezel on the top and both sides. That's the thinnest frame on a notebook today.
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    Judy Schneider
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This has great screen resolution, but it's very unreliable for me. It crashes quite often and it has a horrible battery life."
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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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    Ronald Meyer
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "This is a pretty terrible laptop. Integrated 620 graphics and only an i3 means you won't be able to do much of anything on it. Its barely better than a Chromebook, and about three times as expensive. "

Summary

Best What are the best notebooks for developers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Google Pixel Book GA00123-USElectronics 21 Paid
2Microsoft Surface Pro FJR-00001Electronics 18 Paid
3Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/AElectronics 15 Paid
4Toshiba PT261U-012008Electronics 13 Paid
5Lenovo ThinkPad T500 2056-af8Electronics 8 Paid
6HP Envy 13-ab016nrElectronics 7 Paid
7HP Notebook 15-ay011nrElectronics 7 Paid
8Acer Aspire 3 15.6" HD NotebookElectronics 6 Paid
9Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4Electronics 2 Paid
10Dell XPS 15Electronics 2 Paid
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