What are the best notebooks that work well for developers?

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    #1Dell 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 Knight
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The Dell Inspiron 15 3000 is a notebook computer that gets the job done. This is not a notebook for gaming or heavy graphics work, but you can complete tasks like programming or web development. This notebook comes installed with 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a 256 SSD which gives the user a fast response time when using different applications. A decent laptop for basic use."
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    #2ASUS 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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    Raúl Palma
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "In this category, there are literally hundreds of machines that fit the description. Some just barely, and some at the high end. I would fit this Asus model as higher than average but it does have an updated brother that though will cost more, one might want to take a look at as well. I like the brand, this configuration will work for almost anyone and I give it high marks with a little off the top due to it being one model older than the current crop."
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    #3MSI GT73VR Titan Pro-1005

    MSI GT73VR Titan Pro-1005
    The MSI GT73VR Titan Pro-1005 gaming laptop offers you a high level gaming experience thanks to its Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics. It has an RGB backlit keyboard and Nahimic 2 surround sound system for an immersive gaming.
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    Kyle Richardson
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "MSI GT73VR Titan Pro-1005 is an amazing laptop that would be very suitable for a developer. The only down side to this laptop is that it is over $2,000! Awesome laptop for those who are able to afford it. "
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    #4ASUS VivoBook M580VD

    ASUS VivoBook M580VD
    Asus VivoBook M580VD is a gaming laptop with a thin and light design. It features a powerful 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ quad-core 2.5GHz processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics. Is equipped also with USB-C ports.
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    Alfredo Téllez
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "When you're a developer you're often on the go, making your way to meetings and other connection building events. With the ASUS VivoBook M580VD I don't have to stop my work when i'm on a flight or the bus. The laptop has plenty of power to get the job done and even a little extra to game when i'm finished with my work. I would recommend this to any developer out there wanting to get the most out of their laptop."
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    #5Lenovo Legion Y920

    Lenovo Legion Y920

    The Lenovo Legion Y920 is a 17.3-inch high-quality laptop for gamers that features Intel Core i7, 16Gb of DDR4 RAM, 512 GB PCIe, 1Tb od internal storage and the Windows 10 Home version preloaded. 

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    Albert Hopkins
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "This little notebook is great for any dev that needs to get work done on the go. Great little laptop."
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    #6Dell 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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    Christopher Crawford
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "The Dell Latitude provides a lot of power for developing a wide array of programs you may be in interested in creating. In comparison to most laptops of this day and age it has very strong specifications. It's also running the new Windows Operating system so you're completely up to date."
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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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    Timothy Mitchell
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This laptop works pretty well for what I bought it for. It has a very large hard drive and great screen resolution. I could not ask for more! "
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    #8Microsoft 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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    #9Google 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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    Amber Garza
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "this is an overpriced notebook , but it has probably a better keyboard and speakers than many other ones really fast u can stream any video with no problem , and is a really good choice for people who are starting businesses because u can actually stream and work with a program at the same time "
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    #10Lenovo 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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    Melissa Cook
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I needed to find the best notebooks that work well for developers, which is what I am. I found the Lenovo Thinkpad E470 20H1006GUS. This is a great laptop with a 14-inch screen that does everything I need. It's got an Intel Core i3 processor and 4GB RAM, which is plenty for me as a developer. It's also got plenty of space and Windows 7, which I prefer to Windows 10. Highly recommended!"
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    #11Acer 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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    Sofía Cisneros
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Sleek, attractive design. Has a long battery life and comes with Windows 10 operating systems. Very great brand with good reviews. Decent price too. Great for watching movies with high resolution."
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    #12Samsung NP110S1K-K01US

    Samsung NP110S1K-K01US

    Samsung NP110S1K-K01US is a lightwight and durable notebook laptop that features a 128GB solid-state drive. This 11.6-inch slim laptop has a Windows 10 operating system.

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    Denise Freeman
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Beautiful notebook to use with a Windows OS integrated within this. So that's really good and it's featuring at 128GB solid-state drive. "

Summary

Best What are the best notebooks that work well for developers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Dell Inspiron 15 3000Electronics 18 Paid
2ASUS K501UW-AB78Electronics 14 Paid
3MSI GT73VR Titan Pro-1005Electronics 12 Paid
4ASUS VivoBook M580VDElectronics 10 Paid
5Lenovo Legion Y920Electronics 7 Paid
6Dell Latitude E7470Electronics 6 Paid
7HP Notebook 15-ay011nrElectronics 3 Paid
8Microsoft Surface Pro FJR-00001Electronics 2 Paid
9Google Pixel Book GA00123-USElectronics 1 Paid
10Lenovo Thinkpad E470 20H1006GUSElectronics 1 Paid
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