Apple MacBook Pro to Dell XPS 15 OLED, check out the best coding laptops 2022

If you want to be a professional programmer and looking for the best coding laptops, check out the list of laptops below.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 11:22 IST
Apple MacBook Pro, Dell XPS 15 OLED to Microsoft Surface Book 4, check out the best coding laptops 2022.
Apple MacBook Pro, Dell XPS 15 OLED to Microsoft Surface Book 4, check out the best coding laptops 2022. (Unsplash)
Apple MacBook Pro, Dell XPS 15 OLED to Microsoft Surface Book 4, check out the best coding laptops 2022.
Apple MacBook Pro, Dell XPS 15 OLED to Microsoft Surface Book 4, check out the best coding laptops 2022. (Unsplash)

While choosing the best laptop for programming, there are several things that we need to consider. From the best processors, fast RAM to cores, threads, and clock speeds, every aspect has to be kept in mind is very important, especially when you're testing and running your codes.

Not only this, a speedy SSD is also required to save time in accessing files and projects. A comfortable keyboard, a display that is easy on the eyes as well as thin and light weight that can be easily portable are also some of the important factors while choosing a laptop. Since there are several laptops available in the market that promise to fulfil your requirements, here we have 5 best laptops for programming and gaming. Some of these are quite reasonably priced.

1. Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021)

Apple's products have always been a top choice for professionals and the same remains true with the MacBook Pro 16. The device ticks every box that is required for high-end programming. It is powered by Apple's 10-core M1 Pro processor and 32GB of memory and the 16-core graphics chip. It can handle any programming situation, from complex coding and compiling to running virtual machines. The crisp and comfortable keyboard is well-suited for all-day typing. It also comes with a SD card slot, three Thunderbolt ports and Magsafe power connectivity.

2. Dell XPS 15 OLED (2021)

The Dell XPS 13 is currently one of the best Windows laptops on the market. The 13-inch powerhouse, the XPS 15 OLED is equipped with an 8-core Intel Core i9-11900H CPU and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU. With 64GB of RAM and a 2TB SSD, the system can handle a wide range of programming tasks.

You can even choose an FHD+ screen instead of an OLED or UHD+ panel and save money on the XPS 15 OLED.

3. HP Envy x360 13

The HP Envy x360 13 is one of the cheapest laptops that tick almost all the boxes of requirements. Priced under $1,000/£1,000, you can pick from a wide array of AMD and Intel processors, AMD Ryzen 7 chips with 16GB of memory are also superb choices for programming, even if full-power laptop chips offer a bit more pace.

The HP is the only convertible device in this group. Swing its 360-degree hinge around and use the included stylus and you can deploy this machine as a tablet.

4. Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020)

The MacBook Air (M1, 2020) has received much-needed updates, and now it is one of the best laptops for programming. The new MacBook Air houses ARM-based Apple M1 CPU. It's a tiny and light notebook with amazing performance and incredible battery life. Not only that but, the M1 chip's processing power reduces the time it takes to compile code.

5. Microsoft Surface Book 4 (15-inch)

If you're looking for a stylish, lightweight programming laptop then the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 would be a great choice with nice battery life. The 15-inch laptop comes with the 3:2 display, impressive quality, and top-notch compatibility with Microsoft's excellent Surface Pen.

The soft keyboard is comfortable, and the exterior is robust enough to handle life on the road. The Surface's body is only 14.7mm thick and it only weighs 1.54kg, so it's lighter than most 15-inch productivity laptops, and its battery life stretches beyond twelve hours. The only downside is a lack of ports.

On the inside, the device relies on AMD Ryzen 7 and Intel Core i7 processors.

Asus Zenbook 14 Flip OLED:

Asus has launched Zenbook 14 Flip OLED recently in its Zenbook Flip category. The device is a pretty slim, light and convertible laptop that comes with a 16:10 2.8K OLED HDR NanoEdge touchscreen. Powered by the latest AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX processor it can be one of the preferred choices for those who are looking for programming and coding laptops.

7. HP Omen 16 (AMD Radeon)

HP launched this Omen 16 AMD Radeon laptop with a promise to deliver high-end performance be it programming, coding or even gaming. Priced above RS. 1 lakh, it is powered by Ryzen 5000 series processor and the Radeon RX 6600M GPU. The laptop weighs 2.3 Kgs with 16.1 inches high resolution display. You can consider this one as well for your professional work.

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First Published Date: 12 Apr, 15:57 IST