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    Any good laptops for programming?

    by dwayneosmith45 ·

    My current laptop is lenovo with 4 GB RAM and it is really slow. I’m looking buy a new laptop for programming only. Any suggestions?

    – I use Atom code editor
    – I’m going to work on React, Node.js basically javascript

    Is 8 GB RAM enough or should i go for 16 Gb or more? Which kind of GPU and graphics are good? Which brand is cheapest?

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    • #3983691

      Reply To: Any good laptops for programming?

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to Any good laptops for programming?

      Until you define a few more things, it will be hard to offer advice. What is your budget? Which version OS (Mac or Windows)? Is your programming graphics intensive? Is there an issue with your current laptop?

      I suggest that more memory is better from your description. Memory is something you don’t want to get cheap with to ensure that your computer will keep up with your needs.

    • #3983726

      Re: laptop

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Any good laptops for programming?

      I’d go for a laptop with SSD (no HDD) and 8 GB RAM, with the option to extend it to 16 if it turns out you need that.

      The need for graphics depends on how graphic and 3D your code editor and applications are.

      There are no cheapest brands. There are only cheapest laptops. Don’t buy those.

      • #3983866

        Reply To: Any good laptops for programming?

        by dwayneosmith45 ·

        In reply to Re: laptop

        I have played a lot of games for hours on my current laptop and watched movies and series for hours. So, my current laptop hangs a lot and it is very slow. It takes ages to start when i power on and hangs when I start a node.js server.

        My budget is around $500 at most.

        To be precise about my work project, I have not decided the proper work flow but I will use Javascript and node.js. I will makes something like this with core Javscript: aaryatables(dot).com.

        Is 8 GB RAM is sufficient to develop such project and make it work smoothly? Also, do i need any GPU or graphics apart from inbuilt ones?

        • This reply was modified 1 month ago by kees_b.
        • #3983867

          Reply To: Any good laptops for programming?

          by dwayneosmith45 ·

          In reply to Reply To: Any good laptops for programming?

          No, I won’t be using 3D designing or architecture softwares. I will just use Atom code editor and node.js server running on the background

        • #3984095

          Reply To: Any good laptops for programming?

          by birdmantd ·

          In reply to Reply To: Any good laptops for programming?

          I don’t think you will be happy using a $500 or less laptop. You are not buying a premium computer. I paid more for my Samsung S7+ tablet with a 12-inch display and I would never attempt to program on that device either.

        • #3984120

          Reply To: Any good laptops for programming?

          by dwayneosmith45 ·

          In reply to Reply To: Any good laptops for programming?

          So, according to you, how much is sufficient? Can you suggest 2-3 laptops?

    • #3985231

      Any good laptops for programming?

      by dennymark876gmail.com ·

      In reply to Any good laptops for programming?

      Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga P40 This is a great laptop for programming and creating software because it comes equipped with a lot of ports like USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 3 technology, HDMI connectivity, RJ45 Ethernet, and more. It’s also lighter than some other laptops on the market that have similar specifications, which makes it a great companion while you’re working on the road.

    • #3986696

      Any good laptops for programming?

      by brack nelson ·

      In reply to Any good laptops for programming?

      I am currently using a Dell XPS 15 and it’s great for programming. The only thing I don’t like about it is the keyboard, but that’s just me. It has a Numpad which I use for my code editor and some other things, so it works out fine.

      It is very important that the laptop has:
      1) A good processor
      2) Good RAM
      3) Good hard drive
      4) Good graphics card
      5) Great battery life
      6) Lightweight
      7) Runs windows 8 or 10 I don’t need any of these things, but they are nice to have.

      There are many different laptops available for programming. The best ones will be the ones that fit your needs and budget. Here is a list of some popular laptops used by programmers:

      Lenovo Y700 (Amazon link) – This laptop has an excellent keyboard, screen and battery life. It also comes with a 256GB SSD which makes it ideal for programming. It costs around $1000 but you can get it on sale often at Amazon and other retailers.

      If you are looking to save money, this is probably the best option for you as well as having the most features out of all of them listed here!

    • #3987795

      Any good laptops for programming

      by jack_t99 ·

      In reply to Any good laptops for programming?

      A fast ssd is definitely a necessity

    • #3987809

      Reply To: Any good laptops for programming?

      by 456annas789 ·

      In reply to Any good laptops for programming?

      Hi,you are asking for some laptops that are good in programming so there are lot of laptops that are good for programming.

    • #3987814

      Reply To: Any good laptops for programming?

      by 456annas789 ·

      In reply to Any good laptops for programming?

      Hi, you are asking for some laptops that are good at programming so there are a lot of laptops that are good for programming.

    • #3989994

      Reply To: Any good laptops for programming?

      by jul39026_kond ·

      In reply to Any good laptops for programming?

      Hello.
      I am a programmer and I use dell xps 13 7390. It is the best variant for programming and home using. A dell xps`s review: https://10productreviews.com/dell-xps-13-7390-review-powerful-ultrabook

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