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The best computers for programming

One of the most common mistakes made by new programmers is to think that they need a high-end laptop to meet their needs. But this is not the case.

But what is a programming computer?

A programming laptop is a computer designed not to be slowed down by constant code testing, with impressive processors and RAM.

Overall, programming laptops focus on a few main components:

  • Processors

  • RAM

  • Keyboard

  • Storage speed

Also, the brand of the laptop, if these four elements are present in a computer, there is a good chance that it will perform well.

Here is our selection of programming computer:

1. HP Spectre x360 (2021)


  • Processor (CPU): 11th generation Intel Core i5 - i7

  • Graphics Card: Intel Iris Xe Graphics

  • RAM: 8GB - 16GB

  • Display: 13.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS BrightView micro-edge WLED backlit multitouch - 13.3" diagonal 4K (3840 x 2160) UWVA BrightView micro-edge AMOLED multitouch

  • Storage: 256GB - 2TB SSD


  • Powerful Intel Whiskey Lake processors

  • 12 hours of battery life

  • Thin, light and portable


  • The Spectre laptop has a soldered memory

2. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme


  • Processor (CPU): up to 8th generation Intel Core i7

  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti with Max-Q design

  • RAM: up to 64GBS

  • Display: 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) - 15.6" 4K UHD HDR (3840 x 2160) multi-touch

  • Storage: up to 1TB SSD


  • Extreme mobile workstation

  • Multiple configuration options

  • Rugged carbon fiber and aluminum casing

3. HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook


  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5-1245U with vPro

  • Graphics card: Intel Iris Xe

  • RAM: 8GB DDR4

  • Display: 13.5-inch

  • Storage: 256GB


  • Exceptional performance

  • Excellent keyboard and trackpad

  • Exceptional display

  • Optional security features

  • Great screen


  • Battery life is good but not great

  • Screen only refreshes at 60 Hz

  • Very expensive

4. Macbook Pro (M2, 2022)


  • Processor (CPU): Apple M2 with 8-core CPU

  • Graphics Card: Integrated 10-core GPU

  • RAM: 8GB - 24GB

  • Display: 13.3 inch 2560 x 1600 with P3 technology and True Tone

  • Storage: 256GB - 2TB SSD


  • The M2 chip is very powerful

  • Excellent battery life

  • Almost silent in use


  • Still only two Thunderbolt ports

Whether you're a beginner or a professional programmer, you'll find the right computer for you. Tell us which one appeals to you.

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