Buying a Laptop for Programming ?


While the world uses a mobile phone or a tablet to use the Internet, you as a programmer, need a laptop to do programming. Here are the main specifications you should look for when shopping for a laptop for coding:

Part Minimum SpecificationPreferred Specification
ProcessorIntel i5, Quad coreIntel i7, 6-core processor, 8th generation
RAM8 GB DDR3, preferably upgradeable to 16 GB16 GB DDR4, preferably upgradeable
Disk Storage1 TB SATA Hard disk + 128 GB SSD1 TB SATA Hard Disk + 512 GB SSD
Display15.6″ screen with integrated graphics card17″ full HD display.
An additional HD screen of 21″, with a dedicated graphics card. NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1060 is a good graphics card.
A touch screen is not mandatory, but can enhance the experience of developing for mobile devices
KeyboardAn external wireless keyboard and mouse External wireless keyboard and mouse, with separate numeric keypad, and a writing tablet
Operating SystemWindows 10Windows 10 and Linux (dual boot)

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