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Best Laptops for Programming

Best laptops for programmingAre you looking for a great computer to support your programming work or hobby? In this article, we present you to four of the best computers that will provide you with all the speed, battery life, power and portability you need for programming and more.

No matter if programming is your job or you simply practice it as your hobby, it definitely makes a lot of sense to invest in a computer that can provide you with all the power and efficiency needed for programming and coding. No matter the computer language you are working with, be it PHP, C++ or Java, you definitely need a device that will provide you with the high level and quality of performance you need for getting your work done. 

As you may guess, not all laptops and desktops are a great choice for programming and coding. When you are picking a computer that is suitable for programming, there are a few things you need to consider and pay attention to. First things first, in order to make sure you are choosing a good computer for coding, you definitely need to pay close attention to the processor. Besides a powerful and reliable processor, you also need a device that provides you with a decent amount of memory and solid-state drive or SSD, because you want to make sure the machine is not going to slow down and get sluggish because of not enough of storage space. In order to help you choose the best computer for programming and coding, we provide you with a list of four of them considered to be the top choices for the purpose. 

Apple MacBook Air/M1, 2020

When it comes to choosing a laptop that is ergonomic and lightweight, Apple’s MacBooks are definitely meeting these criteria. It is easy to carry your MacBook around with you anywhere you are, all day long and work on the go. However, MacBook’s design and weight are not the only reason to be interested in the devices. MacBook Air computers are as fast and as powerful as you would expect and want them to be in order to enable you to do all your work efficiently. The arrival of the M1 chip made things even better for those of you looking for the perfect computer for programming and coding.

The chip comes with 8 cores for processing and additional 7 cores for graphics. In fact, higher-spec models of MacBook Air have even eight cores that are dedicated to graphics. All these cores are integrated into the same chip and the memory is shared between CPU and GPU cores. With a battery life of more than ten hours, you have enough time to finish your projects and rely on your computer when you want to work on the go. The Retina screen is true eye candy, crisp and clean, an amazing quality that makes the long hours you may need to spend in front of the screen more pleasant and tolerable. 

HP Spectre x360/2021

With HP Spectre x360 you are getting not just a laptop, but a tablet too because the device can be used both ways and ensures a lot of comforts, convenience and functionality. Launched just recently, this laptop by HP sports an 11th generation Intel Core processor and Intel Iris Xe graphics that ensure powerful performance, smooth computing experience and pleasure when you are spending long hours in front of the screen of this laptop.

The laptop is also made to the Intel Evo certification, which pretty much means that it reaches a certain level of responsiveness, battery life and performance. When it comes to design, HP Spectre x360 is still a great choice – with a slim design and very lightweight, HP Spectre x360 is the perfect choice for when you are working on the go or you simply enjoy the sleek and elegant design. Battery life is around thirteen hours before the device needs to be recharged, which means you can work and code anywhere you are.

Dell XPS 13/ OLED, 2021

Since lately the Dell XPS 13 caused some irritations to users, it has gone through some changes and improvements and you can definitely tell the difference with the new edition. The new Dell XPS 13 is not boasting a high-resolution pixel touchscreen OLED display and is more enjoyable to use and work on than ever. Besides the amazing screen, Dell XPS 13 is offering more advantages and benefits to all users and especially the ones working in programming and IT.

Unfortunately, there is one downside and it is the shorter battery life - Dell XPS 13’s battery will support you about eight hours before the laptop requires recharging. In addition, almost all of the bezel is eliminated in this version of Dell XPS 13, including the bezel located below the screen. However, Dell XPS 13 remains a very powerful and efficient device you can rely on and also great for coding and programming with its Intel Core i7-1185G7 CPU processor, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB NVMe SSD for plenty of storage space and smooth and reliable processing of data. 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 Laptop

Besides its pretty high price, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 is definitely a device worth considering if you are coding for a living. For almost $3K you are getting an extremely powerful and reliable Intel Core 10th Generation i9-10885H processor with vPro – 2.40 GHz and up to 5.30 GHz with Turbo Boost, 8 Cores, 16 Threads, 12 MB Cache. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 is also available with two types of displays, depending on your budget, requirements and preferences – choose between IPS display on an entry-level laptop or the stunning OLED, anti-reflective, anti-smudge, touchscreen with Dolby Vision and HDR. No matter the screen you choose, it will be powered by a graphics card by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti-Max – 64GB.