Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best notebook for coding is flexible to permit you to run all programming software and work on any OS you need.

Building web or phone applications doesn’t require too much hardware power, so a notebook is as adequate as a desktop; if you intend to work on demanding IDE applications such Aptana, Visual Studio or the likes, a quad core processor is essential.

A MacBook is ideal for .NET developers, as well as iOS developers, who generally require a system capable of running both on Mac OS as well as Windows, since MacBooks deploy Windows quite efficiently; and Windows laptops aren’t capable of running on Mac OS.

Some of the best notebooks for coding are powerful enough to run even database servers and virtual machines and come with clear displays that do not hurt the eyes.


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Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)
Dell Alienware 15 (Early 2015)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2015)
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501J-DS71T
MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI
Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)
Dell Alienware 15 (Early 2015)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2015)
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501J-DS71T
MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI
$1,725 - $3,499
$1,199 - $2,050
$1,754 - $2,050
$1,499 - $1,999
$3,400
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Jun 2015
Mar 2015
Jul 2015
Feb 2015
Processor Speed
2.2 GHz
2.9 GHz
2.3 GHz
2.6 GHz
2.6 GHz
Installed RAM
16384.0 MB
16384.0 MB
8192.0 MB
16384.0 MB
16384.0 MB
Display Size
15.4 in.
15.6 in.
14.0 in.
15.6 in.
18.4 in.
Display
15.4 inches, Widescreen, 2880 x 1800
15.6 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
14 inches, Widescreen, 2560 x 1440
15.6 inches, Widescreen, 3840 x 2160
18.4 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
Hard Drive
256 GB, SSD, Flash storage
1.128 TB, HDD, SSD
256 GB, SSD
512 GB, SSD
Dual 128GB,n/a,Dual mSATA SSD
Installed Memory
16 GB
16 GB
8 GB
16 GB
16 GB
Operating System
Mac OS X Yosemite
Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 Pro
Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1
Processor
2.2 GHz, Intel Core i7-4770HQ
2.9 GHz, Intel Core i5-4210H
2.3 GHz, Intel Core i5-5300U
2.6 GHz, Intel Core i7-4720HQ
2.6 GHz, Intel Core i7-4720HQ, 2.6-GHz Intle Core i7-4720HQ processor
Laptop Type
Media, Business, Small Business, Desktop Replacement, SSD, Flash storage
Gaming
Business, Ultrabook
Desktop Replacement
Gaming
Average Rating
 4.2 stars
 3.9 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.0 stars
Display
72% Positive
28% Negative
77% Positive
23% Negative
42% Positive
58% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Keypad
75% Positive
25% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
100% Positive
100% Negative
100% Positive
Connectivity
37% Positive
63% Negative
100% Positive
33% Positive
67% Negative
100% Positive
Performance
85% Positive
15% Negative
55% Positive
45% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
Look and Feel
83% Positive
17% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
81% Positive
19% Negative
100% Positive
60% Positive
40% Negative

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