What are the best Windows laptops for developers?

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    #1Microsoft 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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    Christopher Davis
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "The best Windows laptops for developers include the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 SU3-00001, which is a 12.3-inch laptop that has an Intel processor, 4 GB of RAM, and runs on Windows 10 Professional. With an average customer rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars based on 225 Amazon customer reviews, I would strongly recommend this laptop."
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    #2Microsoft 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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    Diana Su
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "As a developer, I'm always looking for a laptop with a great display. The Surface Pro 4 has one of the better displays I've seen, but it does have a couple downsides. It's more expensive than I'd like and the screen is a little bit too small."
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    #3Microsoft 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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    Janice Kim
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Picked this up for personal use. I am a web developer and super picky about about my tech. I absolutely love this powerful little Surface Book! The display is also gorgeous."
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    #4Microsoft 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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    Patricia Kennedy
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This laptop is a must for developers! One of my favorite features is that this also doubles as a tablet and that makes getting work on the go done that much easier. I also like that there's a touch screen feature and the lightweight feeling that comes from this laptop. Highly recommend to developers and anyone in the market for a new laptop."
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    #5Microsoft 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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    Anna Tran
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "What's not to love? Great storage and it's wicked fast. Best laptop ever."
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    #6Microsoft 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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    Aaryan Singhal
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This laptop performs very well and is good for work on the go. Portable and easy to use for work at any time and place/"
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    #7Microsoft 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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    Juan Snyder
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "This laptop from Microsoft is one powerful machine! Built with programmers, developers, and designers in mind this thing is super powerful! packed with features, a super fast processor, ample, storage, and a fast charging and long lasting battery this thing has it all! Nice compact and light weight make it extremeley portable! Highly recommended!"

Summary

Best What are the best Windows laptops for developers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Microsoft Surface Pro 4 SU3-00001Electronics 15 Paid
2Microsoft Surface Pro CQ9-00001Electronics 11 Paid
3Microsoft Surface Book HNR-00001 (15")Electronics 11 Paid
4Microsoft Surface Book 2Electronics 9 Paid
5Microsoft Surface DAJ-00041Electronics 7 Paid
6Microsoft Surface Book CR9-00013Electronics 4 Paid
7Microsoft 42L-00001Electronics 1 Paid
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