Laptop for programming and personal use?

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  1. AmZa

    AmZa Newbie

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    Could you please suggest laptops that are good for programming studies and also for personal use not gaming! i was thinking of buying a macbook but the prices are a bit high. I can pay around 300-500 dollars.
     
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    i would suggest you to add $79 more and get this one
    Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4
    i5-7200U
    8GB RAM
    256GB SSD
    15.6 inch FHD display
    2GB Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU
     
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    I was using a toshiba chromebook 2 to program on before I could afford a mac, issue is they don't have compilers built in so you have to use online compilers always.
     
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    Mate: This is an investment. Buy MacBook Air and you will never regret. Trust me.
     
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    It depends on what kinf of programs and for which plattforms your going to develop. Pretty much any computer will do the job unless it's a plattform specific program like an iPhone application. In any case, I agree that developing in a Mac Is a joy (unix in general performs better than windows for this situations)
     
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    It depends on the kind of programming language/usage. If you are going for an open source language like Java/PHP/Python/Ruby and so on.. I recommend you a computer with atleast 8 gb of RAM (overkill? Not quite. Needed for the IDE, not the environment itself), and a processor more than 2ghz. If you build a desktop, this configuration will be pretty cheap anyway.. Mention your usage type and I will tell you what exactly I think you need.
     
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    For programming get a lot of RAM (16GB+) an SSD and a decent CPU. The more lines of code you can fit on one screen the better, so make sure you have a high vertical screen resolution.
     
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    i have sony vaio i5 8 gig ram duel cor 2.8hgz does its job for office / skype
    all down to personal preference

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    tried all macs .. I just can't get used to them ... worst of all is aluminum palmrest so I have to put stickers :) .. tried couple more models - dell 9550 - asus zenbook - mi
    Anyway .. always back to one an only - thinkpad - X1 :D !
     
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    Dell does the job for me, in my case 8 gigs of RAM with SSD is more than enough. On your place I would take a look at something above 5k points on CPU Benchmark and you are ready to work.

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