What are the best Ubuntu laptops for developers?

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    #1HP Pavilion 15-cb079nr

    HP Pavilion 15-cb079nr
    The HP Pavilion 15-cb079nr is a powerful gaming laptop with advanced features, including a 7tH Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. It has a long battery life and a FHD display with IPS for high-resolution performance.
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    Anthony Davis
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This laptop doesn't come with ubuntu, though you can install it yourself. The laptop is pretty decent, and will support the operating system."
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    #2Acer Predator GX-792-77BL

    Acer Predator GX-792-77BL
    Acer Predator GX-792-77BL is a gaming laptop powered by a 7th Gen Intel Core processor, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics card, and a 17.3-inch Full HD screen with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. It also features advanced cooling and stellar audio capabilities.
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    $2699.99

    Cynthia Morrison
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Gaming has become a new passion of mine, I started gaming just as a hobby to releave everyday stresses but then it quickly became a fascinating passion of mine and just as a happy accident I found out that I'm quite good at it. I decided to turn my new hobby into a parttime side way of gaining some extra income and decided to open a profile on the gaming platform Twitch. I was looking for a new laptop that was compatible with longterm gaming, so I needed something with a good and large processor. I stumbled across the Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-77BL Windows 10 gaming laptop, which I found on Amazon. This extremely fast, streamline laptop comes equipped with a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7820HK Processor and goes up to 3.9GHz, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with 8 GB of dedicated GDDR5X VRA. This Windows Acer laptop was truly built for gaming, with a 17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen, so it's not too big for me to travel with, which is important because I travel quite a bit. It also has IPS display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, amplified, surround sound speakers, which will help you really immerse yourself in the world of gameplay and this gaming laptop will be able to store endless games with the abundant amount of storage, which is 32GB DDR4 of memory space and not to mention the 330 Watts of power this bad boy is packed with. The Acer Predator will definitely help me get my twitch gaming to the next level. "
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    #3Dell 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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    Harry Bell
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "So far so good. It's saddening that the rumors about the WiFi card are true. The WiFi is in and out, and this device struggles. I bought a replacement WiFi card but when trying to replace it the computer doesn't recognize the hardware even though I'm sure I brought a compatible card and installed the proper drivers. When I tried to re insert the original WiFi card, the computer wasn't recognizing that either. I kept getting this error message when trying to re-install the driver that "There is no compatible hardware." So right now I'm without wife and the worst part about it is after taking off the bottom plate so many times, one of the screws became stripped so there's almost no way of opening it back up. I'm trying everything in my power to not have to send it to dell because I'd imagine that i'd be without a PC for maybe a week and a half, maybe 2. and I really don't want to do that. Ill probably try geek squad. Anyhow I know there is nothing else at this price offering these specs but, it would be nice if everything was working great straight out of the box. No one should be cracking open a brand new PC."
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    #4HP Pavilion 15-cc020nr

    HP Pavilion 15-cc020nr
    The HP Pavilion 15-cc020nr is a versatile laptop for every-day users. It is powered with a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, has a long battery life and includes USB 3.1 ports. Available with touch and non-touch display.
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    Lee Mao
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "FINE"
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    #5HP 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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    Frances Watson
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "It was a very thin and light weight. Therefore, I found it easy to carry around. The performance of this laptop was high speed. I also had no issues like overheating. I made a good purchase."
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    #6Dell XPS9360-4841SLV (13.3")

    Dell XPS9360-4841SLV (13.3")
    This gaming laptop manages to fit a 13-inch display in a 11-inch size laptop: thanks to a 5.2mm bezel on the top and both sides, this laptop maximizes screen space, which makes it the smallest gaming laptop in the market. 




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    Billy Gray
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "I have been looking at getting a new laptop for a while now. I really needed something small that I could take with me while I was traveling. I also didn't want it to be so heavy and clunky that it got in the way. I finally settled on the Dell XPS9360 13" and glad I did. There are a few little quirks about this computer, but overall I am satisfied. For the price though, I would suggest looking at something better."
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    #7Acer Aspire E5-575G-53VG

    Acer Aspire E5-575G-53VG

    Acer Aspire E5-575G-53VG is a powerful and versatile laptop for every-day users. It features a 6th Generation Intel Core i5 processor, a Full HD widescreen and NVIDIA graphics, as well as USB-C ports. Ideal for daily tasks, gaming and watching multimedia.

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    Sharon Cunningham
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Never have had this particular computer. However everyone I know has had nothing but problems with ACER so I would never buy it."
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    #8ASUS UX330UA-AH54

    ASUS UX330UA-AH54

    The ASUS UX330UA-AH54 is a 13.3 inches LCD ultraportable laptop that features the Intel Core i5 Processor, 256Gb of SSD internal storage, backlit keyboard, a fingerprint scanner for unlocking the computer and pre-loaded Windows 10. 

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    Henry Hernandez
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "I haven't liked what Ubuntu's done with Unity, but it runs like a champ on this Asus laptop. I've really dug in to working on the new systemd, which is beloved by everyone in the Linux community. Between it and the inclusive and diverse nature of programmers, this laptop is just like the ultra-slim cherry on top of the cake."
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    #9Dell Inspiron i5577-7342BLK-PUS

    Dell Inspiron i5577-7342BLK-PUS

    Dell Inspiron i5577-7342BLK-PUS is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop with Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display, Intel Core i7 processor,16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD which runs with the Windows 10 operating system. It does not include an optical drive. 

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    #10Acer 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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    Philip Weber
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "For some of my Dev work, I require an Ubuntu distro of Linux. I picked up the Aspire E, thinking it would be a decent laptop for me to use as a blank slate. I erased windows, etc, and installed Ubuntu without any issues at all. This machine seems to be fully compatible, as the current distro I am running seems to be able to utilize all of the hardware in the machine!"
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    #11Dell 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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    Victoria Vázquez
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This is an ideal laptop but it's so expensive and it's so small. I want something big so I can see. That's just my preference though. Dell is a good brand though."

Summary

Best What are the best Ubuntu laptops for developers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1HP Pavilion 15-cb079nrElectronics 13 Paid
2Acer Predator GX-792-77BLElectronics 9 Paid
3Dell XPS 15Electronics 8 Paid
4HP Pavilion 15-cc020nrElectronics 8 Paid
5HP Envy 13-ab016nrElectronics 7 Paid
6Dell XPS9360-4841SLV (13.3")Electronics 5 Paid
7Acer Aspire E5-575G-53VGElectronics 2 Paid
8ASUS UX330UA-AH54Electronics 2 Paid
9Dell Inspiron i5577-7342BLK-PUSElectronics 1 Paid
10Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4Electronics 1 Paid
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