– Best overall: Lenovo Ideapad 5 – Best budget option: Acer Aspire 5 – Best for game development: ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 – Best for travel: 13” Macbook Air – Best Chromebook: Google Pixelbook Go
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Laptop: 10th Gen Core i5-1035G1, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15.6" Full HD IPS Touchscreen
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– Memory (RAM) – Processing Power (CPU) – Display – Keyboard – Storage
It’s a good idea to write down a list of which IDEs you’ll use, how intensive programs you’ll be running, and how many processes you’ll typically have running at the same time. From there, you can easily see how much memory, storage, and processing power you need.
Laptops for programming are similar to their desktop counterparts, but with more portability. In the case of the 13” Macbook Air and the Google Pixelbook Go, buyers reported enjoying the portability of their laptops most of all.