Best Laptops for programming and Coding in 2019

Best Laptops for Programming

Hello, Programmers and Computer science students. Its 2019 and you all must be wondering which laptop should I purchase for programming and coding that can be effortlessly utilized for up to 3-4 years.

Before getting into the list of laptops with there pros and cons, I am assuming you are here because you want a laptop in 2019, especially for programming purpose. So let's see what kind of programming you are going to do in the near future.

You May be thinking of going into Web Development, Mobile App Development, Or Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. So with that in mind, Here you will find a laptop to buy for 2019.

For Web Development

Web development is considered to be the low resources and processing power Category. For web development, you don't need the top kind of Processor like i5,i7, Ryzen 7 etc. Instead, you can do web development with just an Intel Pentium, i3 or Ryzen 3 or 5 with 4gb of ram that's it.

You can easily fire up IDE like phpstorm, visual studio with ease and for beginners sublime text or visual studio code will be fine. And all these will work whether you are using high-end libraries or just starting, no problem.

Now let’s, come to the list of laptops that I recommend for web development. We have picked 2 laptops in the price range of INR 25k to 35k.

1.Dell Vestro 3478 i3 8th gen

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This is a laptop that can handle web development very smoothly. Now the reason that we have put this laptop on the first it’s because of its specs with portability and ease of use.

This is a 14-inch laptop which is compact in size and it comes with an Intel Core i3 8130U dual-core 4-thread processor underneath and with 4gb DDR4 RAM. Which can handle pretty much everything regards to web development.

Now apart from this it has a fingerprint scanner which is a nice thing to have, 1tb of hard disk and it comes with ubuntu or windows 10 operating system.

For this, I will be suggesting you get the Ubuntu variant because it’s a lot cheaper like INR 5k-8k cheaper than windows. I will be suggesting you add an SSD to that for faster boot up and loading of programs and later you can buy windows if you really want.

Here are some of the pros and cons of this laptop:-

  • PROS

  • Compact size

  • Intel Core i3 8the gen processor

  • 4gb DDR4 RAM with a free RAM Slot

  • Good battery life

  • Speakers are loud and clear

  • CD/DVD drive

  • CONS

  • Display is Ok for the price

  • Slow HDD - Add a 120gb SSD and keep that HDD for backup purpose

Below are the links to buy this laptop and a 120gb ssd -

Dell Vestro 3478 i3 8th Gen Ubuntu
Dell Vestro 3478 i3 8th Gen Windows
KingSton A400 120Gb SSD

2.Lenovo IdeaPad 330 Ryzen 5

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Now, this is a very interesting laptop under 35000 INR. It has a Ryzen 5 2400u with is very close to Intel core i5 8th gen and it has vega 8 graphic which can play AAA titles games and its performance is between Nvidia mx130 and mx150. Which is very good for the price you pay.

This laptop comes with 8gb DDR4 RAM to handle multitasking smoothly. you don't need to worry about ram uses. It comes with DOS and windows, but for windows, you will get only 4gb DDR4 RAM. So I will be suggesting to go with the 8GB RAM Variant.

With this laptop you can do Web development without any hiccups or hang issue, Ryzen 5 can handle them Very smoothly with its 14 nm 4 core design architecture. This is also good for gaming also, You can play PUBG at medium settings, GTA 5, Or Rise of the Tomb Raider very smoothly.

Here are some of the pros and cons of this laptop:-

  • PROS

  • Ryzen 5 2400u (4 core and 8 threads)

  • Vega 8 in-build graphics

  • 8GB DDR4 RAM

  • Good Build quality

  • Thin and Light Design

  • CONS

  • Display is Average

  • Average battery life 2.5-3 hr on moderate uses.

  • No optical drive

Below are the links to buy this laptop and a 120gb ssd -

Lenovo Ideapad 330 Ryzen 5 DOS
Lenovo Ideapad 330 Ryzen 5 WINDOWS
KingSton A400 120Gb SSD

For AI, Machine Learning, And Deep Learning

If you are planning to go into Machine learning and AI, You Don't require any high end and heavy configuration laptops because the basic training on AI and MACHINE LEARNING can be done on a moderate configuration laptop that has Intel Core i3, i5 or Ryzen 5 or later with an 8gb of ram.

Now here is a catch, if you planning to do only basic stuff or creating basic data model or just start with it than you don’t need to worry but if you are a pro and you are training you model very intense and your data is big then you gonna have to move to cloud platform for this because to process a large amount of data, a simple laptop cannot do it and its required more processing power. So the cloud is a better option.

For Mobile App Development

Now if you are entering into mobile app development then this is for you. Again below laptop are perfect for web development as well as starting with AI and Machine Learning.

Android App development and IOS app development is a very intense task and it requires lots of resources and processing power. For iPhone App development you will need a Macbook.

Now if you buy MacBook then it’s great for both Android as well as IOS development. So without further to do let’s jump into the best laptop for Android development.

Again these suggestions are for all kind of programming work you require.

For this, We have chosen 3 laptops that are worth the investment. And they are not cheap but if you are going to use these for at least 3 to 5 years I will suggest putting a one-time investment in one of these laptops.

1.MSI GF63

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I know this is a gaming laptop but this laptop is very lightweight at around 1.8kg and within that thin body they put Intel core i5 8300H, 8GB of RAM and a 4gb Nvidia 1050 graphics card plus it has a full HD display which is pretty good.

This is not a cheap option but it’s worth considering that this laptop is capable of doing pretty much everything. Its thin, light and its portable, which is a good thing to carry around. The build quality of this laptop is very good with its all metal design.

Here are some of the pros and cons of this laptop:-

  • PROS

  • Buttery smooth Performance

  • 8GB 2666Mhz DDR4 RAM

  • light weight

  • good battery life for a gaming laptop

  • Type c port

  • Full HD IPS panel with thin bezels

  • CONS

  • Fingerprint magnet

Below are the links to buy this laptop

MSI GF63 i5

2. Asus TUF i5 8300H

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This laptop is same as MSI with respect to specification but its cheaper than MSI with a decent build quality. The only thing is that it’s a bulkier laptop with 2.3kg as compare to MSI which only 1.8kg.

This is a gaming laptop so no questions on performance.So Without further to do here are the pros and cons

  • PROS

  • Buttery smooth Performance

  • 8GB 2666Mhz DDR4 RAM

  • Full Hd Good display

  • CONS

  • little bit bulkier

  • Battery life is average

Below are the links to buy this laptop


3. MacBook Air

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Now, this is the laptop that I recommend to the student that entering into college for computer programming. This new MacBook air is updated with higher ram and processor which is more than enough for your web development, Android development, IOS development and start with AI and machine learning.

The best thing about the mac is its Software and Hardware Optimization. That is the main lead in the apple that keep it unique from its competitors. And the new MacBooks always thin and light, great display and all that stuff you get.

  • PROS

  • Decent Performance

  • Retina display

  • Battery life

  • Lighter, slimmer and better looking

  • Thunderbolt 3 ports

  • CONS

  • MacBook Air certainly isn't cheap for the specs

Below are the links to buy this laptop

Macbook Air 13

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