The Best Laptops for Programming

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Programming requires a very particular breed of laptop — the kind that's equipped with processing power and hardware that might not be seen in everyday, average work machines. A smart set of baseline requirements for anyone shopping for a programming laptop include (at least) a Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, a decent integrated graphics card and an SSD.


These specs are a good set of buying guidelines, but they don't narrow down the laptop selection pool nearly enough. To help you parse through the crowded marketplace, we compiled our top choices for programmers.

Credit: Laptop Mag

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  • splus Says:

    I can't believe you missed the Dell XPS 15!
    It beats all these laptops easily - the best combination of power, portability, 4K screen space and battery life.

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