What are the best Surface Books for programming?

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    #1Microsoft Surface Pro CQ9-00001

    Microsoft Surface Pro CQ9-00001

    Surface Pro 4 is a 2-in-1 laptop that sports a 12.3-inch PixelSense screen with low glare and high contrast. The laptop also features an Intel Core i7 processor, a 256 GB storage, and an 8 GB memory.

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    Joseph Richardson
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "The Surface Pro tablet is a great addition to any programmer looking for a tablet to work off of. It is incredibly portable with a long battery life and powerful i7 processor. It comes with a removable keyboard and stand to help increase your productivity. Finally with 8gb of ram it can easily run programming software. "
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    #2Microsoft Surface Pro 4 SU3-00001

    Microsoft Surface Pro 4 SU3-00001

    Microsoft Surface Pro 4 SU3-00001 is a 12.3-Inch laptop manufactured by Microsoft. It has an Intel Core M Family 2.2GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD and Windows 10 Professional OS.

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    Danielle Chen
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This surface pro 4 is very much top of the line in affordability and much quieter and runs cleaner. Comes with Windows and Office. More for businesses or college students. "
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    #3Microsoft Surface Book CR9-00013

    Microsoft Surface Book CR9-00013

    One of the most powerful devices in its class, this foldable laptop features a surface pen perfect for all your handwritten creations. This way, you will be able to use this laptop both as a tablet and as a regular PC. 

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    May Huang
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This is a nice Surface Book - it has clean lines, it isn't bulky, and it performs well. I really love the functionality for taking and sharing notes, as well as doing programming when it is in laptop mode. I also appreciate that the color is not a dully gray or black."
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    #4Microsoft Surface Book HNR-00001 (15")

    Microsoft Surface Book HNR-00001 (15")

    The Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15") is a laptop from Microsoft with 15-inch screen, 8th generation Intel Quad Core i7 Processor, and 256 GB storage capacity. The laptop also has 16 GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 GPU.

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    José Alfredo Amador
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "great little machine that will get the job done so please check it out"
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    #5Microsoft 42L-00001

    Microsoft 42L-00001

    Surface Studio is designed for the creative process. The Ultra-thin 28” PixelSense display gives you a huge canvas for all kinds of work. Use it upright, or draw on it like a drafting table. With the 6th Gen Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM. Includes Surface Pen, Keyboard, Mouse and Windows 10 Pro. 

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    Eugene Watson
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Programming is my life. Its how I pay the bills as well as my biggest hobby. I needed a computer that was light but had a large display. I decided on the Microsoft 42L-00001. So far, it has been amazing. The best part is it comes with a keyboard a pen and a mouse!"
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    #6Microsoft Surface Book 2

    Microsoft Surface Book 2

    The Microsoft Surface Book 2 features an Intel Core i7, 16Gb of RAM and an SDD 512 GB. It has a 13.3-inch 3000x2000 PixelSense touchscreen display. It is equipped with a Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics card and up to 17 hours of video playback.

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    Sandra Green
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This portable laptop is perfect for getting the job done on the go. With 16Gb of RAM and an SDD 512 GB. it has the capabilities necessary for programming. As a bonus, it converts into a tablet for those times that I feel like quickly checking my email or doing a google search, all without having to use my detachable keyboard. This product is a great solution to my programming needs!"
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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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    Douglas Nichols
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "The HP Surface Notebook was recommended to me as a good starter laptop for programming. After four months of ownership, I've been happy with the processing speed so far, and like the 15.6" inch monitor too. "
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    #8Microsoft Surface DAJ-00041

    Microsoft Surface DAJ-00041

    Microsoft Surface Laptop is a 13.5-inch laptop which features memory up to 16 GB, storage up to 1 TB SSD, a battery life of up to 14.5 hours of video playback, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, and 256GB internal HDD.
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    Andrés Valadez
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "this is a good deal and I think it is very effective so I would recommend it"
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    #9ASUS ZenBook UX303UA

    ASUS ZenBook UX303UA

    ASUS ZenBook UX303UA is a 13.3-inch FHD touchscreen laptop with Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD which runs with the Windows 10 operating system. It also has a USB 3.0, HDMI and Bluetooth connectivity. 

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    Christopher Jimenez
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "I wouldn't classify the Asus ZenBook as a surface book, though having said that...it is an amazing touch screen laptop! I have a Microsoft Surface as well, and the ZenBook makes me leave the surface behind 9 out of 10 times! This is definitely the way to go if you want the flexible input of a tablet/surface, but the more traditional form factor of a laptop/netbook, etc."
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    #10Apple 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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    Emma Howell
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "This MacBook is also expensive and it's so small! Definitely not something I would be interested. I'm specific about laptops. Good brand but there are cheaper options that can do just as much."
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    #11Google 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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    Mary Brooks
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This Pixelbook has exactly what I need. I love the ease of folding it back and carrying it with me to take notes and work on the device in flip mode throughout the day. When I need a keyboard all I have to do is flip back over to laptop mode and it meets all of my needs. Sleek and stylish I am in love with this product and don't know why I didn't purchase it sooner. A little on the pricey side but well worth it. The stats allow you to get all of the work done you could possibly need to do. Great for work projects and tapping in to yuor favorite entertainment cources."
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    #12HP 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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Summary

Best What are the best Surface Books for programming
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Microsoft Surface Pro CQ9-00001Electronics 13 Paid
2Microsoft Surface Pro 4 SU3-00001Electronics 9 Paid
3Microsoft Surface Book CR9-00013Electronics 7 Paid
4Microsoft Surface Book HNR-00001 (15")Electronics 7 Paid
5Microsoft 42L-00001Electronics 3 Paid
6Microsoft Surface Book 2Electronics 3 Paid
7HP Notebook 15-ay011nrElectronics 2 Paid
8Microsoft Surface DAJ-00041Electronics 1 Paid
9ASUS ZenBook UX303UAElectronics 1 Paid
10Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/AElectronics 1 Paid
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