Currently, there are 1,252,777 apps available in the App Store, 3.3 million apps in play store. There are many other apps added daily to these stores. You might also want to add YOUR APPLICATION to this store and who Knows that you might be the next billionaire just because your app is a hit. Before you become a billionaire you have to start to code and build a revolutionary app.
Now I will answer all of the below questions and list top 10 best laptops for programming.
Things to know before you learn programming: –
- Why are you starting to code?
- What equipment should you have to start learning?
- What is the end goal of learning to code?
- How are you going to start learning to code?
- Which is the best language you have to choose for a good future?
Once ask these questions to yourself before you purchase an expensive or inexpensive laptop. You cannot learn code just once if you read the language. It is like a daily exercise, you have to use the laptop as the dumbbell. Spend hours of quality time on programming but not the quantity.
If you learn with anxiety you can be a programmer within no time, but it takes a lot of effort and practice. Now, did you ask yourself about the purpose of learning to code?
Let me guess, you want to build an application on your own or want to become a hacker. If you want to really become a hacker then learn scripting languages. But if you want to develop revolutionary app then learn Java or any other language.
Don’t take java as my suggestion as the programming language is same as the language you use to communicate with the people. But, Here you try to communicate with the computers. That is the only difference, but try to make a small research before you learn programming.
Have an end goal before you start to put your hands on the laptop. Make it a regular habit of coding.
There are many fields which pay you a good amount of money if you know programming. UX design, application developer, game developer, data scientist, web developer are the most desirable jobs or fields people want to get into. You also want to learn programming and get into one of these fields.
So Now you want a laptop to do these things. You cannot simply buy a machine without knowing what you can do with that. You need to check whether the specifications of the laptop are meeting your needs or not.
How to choose a Laptop: –
A game developer needs a high-end laptop to test the game on his machine, whereas a web developer might not need a high-end laptop. The web developer needs a lappy with minimum specifications.
So, do read this full post and know which laptop will suit you and satisfy your needs.
If you don’t want to be a web developer then for sure you should have a good RAM and processor. You should have a plenty of processing power and speed so that it can compile and run the code as fast as possible.
A high-end graphics card is needed if you want to code a graphics intensive games. Otherwise, a 2 or 4 GB graphic card is enough for you to play games when you are vexed of coding. Yes, why not.
Play games in your free time. Always don’t code, spend some time with your friends, family and few computer games. You need to give your brain some rest to solve a difficult problem using your code.
If you have a good amount of money or you want to develop iOS related apps then for sure go for a Mac book. This has a pretty smooth OS and better battery life than windows.
- ios development- mac book
- web development- 1gb graphics, 8GB ram, SSD or HDD.
- Android development- 8 GB RAM, and good graphics.
Lets look into the list of laptops and get one for you to start learning to code.
Top 10 Best Laptops for programming
#1 Acer Aspire E5-573G
This is a perfect laptop to start coding. I have spent hours to list this product to you. Amongst many low priced all-rounder laptops available in the market, this Acer Aspire E5-573G faces all its rivals with a decent price-performance ratio.
With these specifications and features, you can also be a beginner gamer. This laptop has good specifications to be a beginner gaming laptop.
The Full HD- i.e 1080p screen allows you to see the screen with clarity and not making syntax mistakes ;-). This lappy price tag is reasonable and most of us can afford it to purchase. It has got a good battery life lasting for 4-5 hours.
A full charge of this device can hold on for a long time to provide good programming knowledge. The Keyboard is decent enough to move your finger on it to write thousands of code lines. It has got a precision touchpad, which is sensitive enough to move the cursor with a good speed.
The speakers don’t give good clarity and also not loud. As you are using this to learn to code, then this shouldn’t be a problem for you.
Specifications : –
- 5th Generation Intel Core i5-5200U Processor 2.2GHz
- 15.6″ Full HD- 1080p
- 8GB DDR3L RAM
- NVIDIA GeForce 940M with 2 GB of DDR3 VRAM.
- 1 TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
- 2 – USB 3.0 ports
- 1 – USB 2.0 Port
- 2500 mAh Battery
- GOOD FOR PROGRAMMING
- BEGINNER GAMING DEVICE
- DECENT PRICE TAG
- PRETTY THIN DESIGN
NO DVD DRIVE
#2 Lenovo Ideapad
The Lenovo has done a great job in manufacturing this device. They are providing really a good quality at this price tag. If you want to just start on a laptop which is under everyone’s budget then you can go buy this device.
This is a budget laptop. You cannot expect many features and stylish design from the manufacturer. The laptop lacks backlight on your keyboard which makes hard for you to learn programming at nights. But this shouldn’t be a problem if you really want to code.
This is powered by Intel i3 6th generation. There are only 2 USB ports of 2.0 and 3.0, Windows 10 is installed on this budget-friendly laptop. These configurations can let you play simple games like GTA5, San Andreas and other games.
There is Office 365 on the device, but you need a subscription for it, I believe you can get a free trial of it. So, you can use it for Netflix, web browsing, simple video editing and yes for programming also. You can start programming on this laptop for 4 hours with a full charge.
The sad part is that this lacks precision touchpad. So, you have to push your fingers hard to make an action on the screen. You are learning to code right? So you have to use the keyboard more than the touchpad.
RAM 6 GB
PROCESSOR i3 6th generation 2.3 GHz
Screen size 15.6 inches
wireless compatibility 802.11a,802.11bgn,Bluetooth
Ports: 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI
Intel HD Graphics 520
- Good battery life.
- Decent speaker sound quality
- beginner gaming device
- No backlight on the keyboard
- Poor design
- Only suitable for programming and a few basic operations.
#3 HP Pavilion 13-s128nr
Above two laptops are budget-friendly, there design is not so good but gives value to your money at that rate. Now let’s extend the price tag from here.
These laptops look really amazing when you hold them. Hp makes amazing designs after Apple. Their products are soo good to look and hold.
This Pavillion-13-s128nr X 360 is the laptop which can fold at 4 levels covering a 360º angle. These four modes are for you to adjust according to your mood. You can even use it as a tablet. But it is not a tablet, you can only fold it at a 360º angle.
There are three best parts in this laptop. One is the good speakers which allow you to party alone and good battery life Up to 11 hours and 45 minutes with a Full HD IPS touchscreen display.
The configurations look like it is fully geared up with good hardware. This is a perfect laptop for anything. Looks like you can even game on this in your free time. The sad part is with a high price tag you don’t have a backlight on the keyboard. That disappoints as people like you and me like to work at nights. Without a backlight we cannot make it late nights.
AVERAGE BATTERY LIFE
- Fold-able screen
- high performance
- Gaming device
2.3 GHz Core i5 6200U
- No backlight
- High price tag
#4 Apple MacBook Pro
Now you are little happy or surprised to see MacBook on this list. Now you are thinking of the heavy price tag, but this is the best MacBook on the market when compared to other laptops. The MacBook is built for any kind of users. This can be used for simple web browsing and high-end animations making software.
The MacBook fits for all kinds of users. All you need to look for is the price tag and its configurations. The high-end configurations will cost you a ton of money, so choose the product which is have listed here. As the configurations are neither too high nor too low.
This MacBook holds an SSD which makes your data transfers at a high rate. The design of the MacBook is ultimate. There is no negative comment on this design, I swear that you will like the design. There are very few laptops in the market which compete with this MacBook.
During night hours you will admire the apple logo as there is a light coming out of the logo. wah what a beauty, If you have enough money then for sure get this MacBook. This is the lightweight device, you can lift it with ease.
Now you can start your programming for iOS device. If you want iOS related development then MacBook is best choice.
AVERAGE BATTERY LIFE
- LIGHT WEIGHT
- GOOD BATTERY LIFE
- SMOOTH OS
- EXCELLENT DESIGN
8 GB DDR3
Intel Core i5 Dual Core
It has SSD-256GB
- HIGH PRICE
#5 New Hp notebook
As I said before the HP people are best at designing the laptops. This is a new notebook laptop from them. The screen is really big. The 17.3 inches laptop is not going to fit in your regular college bag. Each and every part of this laptop is large. The touchpad, screen, and keyboard are big such that your hands are going to look small when you touch them.
The processing is speed enough to compile and run your code. You can’t store tons of HD movies and songs as it comes with the only 128GB to store your data. This 128 GB memory comes in SSD(solid state drive).
It weights more as the size of the laptop is big. The weight is around 6 Pounds or 3 kg approximately. These specifications can give you a basic gaming experience. This has got the high-end i5 processor(7th generation).
All these specs and features are good for a person who wants to learn programming and basic gaming. This device has got 8GB ram which is good for Android developers. I recommend 8GB RAM as you need it while running simulator to test your app. so, it is always advisable to get an 8GB RAM for an Android developer.
AVERAGE BATTERY LIFE
8 GB DDR
Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 620,
- best programming laptop.
- Best configurations
- No backlight
- big screen size. Hard to carry
#6 Dell Inspiron i5577
I have personally experienced the performance of this laptop. I have really enjoyed it. The laptop screen has a smooth finishing at the back with a silver color. This color is simply amazing but it might attract dust very soon. It has got good configurations and these are the high-end spec for the processor.
The keyboard and touchpad can take millions of taps and clicks without the failure and still it works well. The backlight makes your keyboard glow when you code late nights.
The negative point in this laptop is the exhaust, it is placed at the bottom of the laptop. You need to place the laptop on a flat surface to let the heat escape. If you operate it on your bed or any uneven surface then the heat gets trapped and the device heats up very fast.
As you want to learn programming, you have to sit for long hours. so, you need to take care of your backbone. If you want to keep your health and laptop as well then sit on a flat surface with the laptop. This will let you sit for a long time and your laptop without heating up.
AVERAGE BATTERY LIFE
intel i5 8th generation
intel UHD Graphics 620
- good configurations for programming
- Never heats too fast.
- Good color
- exhaust place at the wrong place.
- less battery life due to the Specs.
#7 ASUS ZenBook
The eye-grabbing sleek ultra-light aluminum design is the beautiful one. This laptop is very lightweight, it weighs only 3.2 pounds. Which is only half the weight of the other laptops on this list. You can carry it easily anywhere from your home.
The glassy screen is provided to give a touchscreen experience. Usually, the touchscreen laptops don’t have matt screens as they brake when you use them for a long time.
The 13.3 inches screen makes your laptop look small and perfect. You can put it in your bag and carry it to office or college. The part I didn’t like on this laptop is the price tag, it looks very high. but it provides the quality for that price tag. If you really want to spend money on your first laptop then is might be the good one.
Asus promises you with a 7 hours battery life, but that promise will never be true. They test the laptop under different conditions, so it will deliver the 7 hours battery time. But when you use it, you will push it hard. It will not give you the promised battery lifetime.
This is an alternative laptop for MacBook, But not the OS. The MacBook is built completely different.
AVERAGE BATTERY LIFE
12 GB DDR3
2.5 GHz Intel Core i7
512 GB Solid State Drive
Nvidia GT940M 2GB
- touch screen
- light weight
- Alternate to MacBook(not OS)
- No USB-c
- bad wifi card.
#8 Microsoft Surface Pro
Microsoft windows OS is almost used by the whole world. They kept their standards while making this surface pro. What should I call this device? a laptop or a tablet or a phablet. This will not fit in the laptops category due to its design.
The surface pro is more than the ultra slim. You can touch it with your finger or use a stylus. There should be no second thought while purchasing this product. You should go for it. But the price is more compared to other laptops.
If you are techy and try to place an extra RAM into this then you simply cannot do it. Microsoft did not provide a slot for you to extend the RAM. You can connect an external hard disc.
This is suitable for processing & Multitasking, Travel & Business. You can easily take it with you, it only weighs about 1.7 pounds, that is less than a kilo. But after purchasing this laptop the sad thing is keyboard is not included and needed to be purchased separately.
This will pull out some extra buck out of your pocket. So, be ready to get a separate keyboard for your laptop. The 12.3 PixelSense screen has extremely high contrast and low glare so you can learn to code through the day without straining your eyes.
AVERAGE BATTERY LIFE
|4 GB SDRAM DDR3|
3 GHz Intel Core i5
128 GB SSD
Intel Iris and HD graphics
- easy to carry
- looks good
- supports gaming
- You need to buy the keyboard separately.
#9 MSI GE62 Apache Pro
The MSI Computer G Series is a gaming laptop, but I want to list this laptop for you to learn programming as it supports your desire also. The specifications are really high, it can support high-end gaming as well programming. You need to code when you are on a fire and start the game in your free time.
The colorful part is the keyboard backlight, it has 10 multi-color when it spills out the light. This laptop even supports the VR technology. You can buy a VR-headset and start experiencing the new world of virtual reality.
This is the best laptop to implement your programming skills in VR technology. Learn to code and implement your techniques and problem-solving skills on the VR technology.
There is a high-end RAM on this Laptop. There are 16GB RAM sticks in the laptops. A laptop with lot many specifications and high performance comes at only 5.29 pounds. This is powered by the Intel i7 processor.
The MSI can be your gateway to your next VR-App. Virtual reality is the running technology where you can innovate and earn lots of money. Try to combine the technologies and bring out the revolutionary product or service of your own, and who knows who might be the next tech geek billionaire.
AVERAGE BATTERY LIFE
16 GB DDR4
3.8 GHz Intel Core i7
1000 GB Hybrid Drive
- High-end configurations
- Excellent multi color backlight.
- VR- ready
- less battery life due its high performance.
#10 Dell 2YTYK Latitude E5480
Now the above all the laptops are the brand new devices. I want to list you the best laptop for less amount. So here I have given you a refurbished laptop. It will provide no less performance to the new laptop. Even the new laptop become old after 2 or 3 months, then why shouldn’t you get a refurbished. There is no problem in getting a refurbished laptop.
This refurbished Dell laptop is powered by Intel Core i5-7300U. The solid state drive has a capacity of 256 GB to hold your programming related data.
let’s see why SSD are better than hard drives. on an average, the SSD boot time is around 10-13 seconds. While you transfer the data you will not hear any noise from the SSD. whereas the hard disk drives make a lot of noise and make you feel tense about your laptop condition.
The transfer rate of the SDD is higher than the HDD. The only problem with the SSD is its price. You will get less storage for the high price. whereas in hard drive you will get more storage for less price. Now you need to decide which one suits you.
I feel that SSD is better than HDD as you have to code and store your files at a higher speed.You will not face a problem if you get a refurbished laptop. The advantage of a refurbished laptop is you can get high-end configurations at a less price.
AVERAGE BATTERY LIFE
- good configurations for less price
- refurbished- Not a problem.
Intel i5 7300u
its is a 256 GB SSD
- refurbished- problem to those who don’t want a repaired laptop.
Your only goal should be to learn programming. But if you do same things daily for a long time then for sure you will get bored or vexed up. That is the nature of the human. Keeping that in my mind I have tried to list laptop which can support basic games. So, play games after you complete to code or when vexed up solving the code.
Most of the laptops in this list have SSD as I don’t want a good person like you to waste time to download movies and watch them for the whole day. These SSD are 256 GB or less than that. Watch movies which will provide you good information and give some valuable message. For example, I have watched LUCY movie on my new laptop, it has shown me how many things a human can do if they use their each and every cell of their body. And Now I feel that survival is the most important thing in the life.But, being a human I cannot simply do only that. I will survive with doing things I want to do. But, survival is my first importance.
So, get anyone laptop of the above list and for sure you will not get disappointed. The first two laptops in this list are solely for programming which comes at a decent price. If you don’t have a good budget then get a any one of the first two laptops.