What are the Best Laptops for Developers?

The standard inside the company is either a Dell XPS or a Macbook Pro. Currently my preferred one is the Dell XPS15 with 32 GB RAM running Linux. For the graphical designers a Macbook is preferred because of the good graphical apps like Sketch.

But any laptop with plenty of RAM, a good SSD and a decent keyboard is OK. Because a laptop should last for a couple of years, you should shoot for at least 16 GB of RAM, preferably for 32 GB. You might not need the 32 GB right now but in 2 years you will.

If you go for Macs, you should know that the keyboard on the Touchbar Macbook Pro sucks: not enough travel and no decent Esc key are showstoppers for developers. You need a pre Touchbar version.

If you are looking for a laptop in the Rs 60000 price bracket that is capable of handling programming tasks , office work and is also good for entertainment, then you have a number of options to look at.

Let me help you buy the Top Laptops for Programmer under Rs 60000 [Feb 2018].

1. Apple MacBook Air Core i5 5th Gen – (8 GB/128 GB SSD/Mac OS Sierra) MQD32HN/A A1466

For product details and user reviews,Grab this laptop at the best price of ₹56990 here Apple MacBook Air Core i5 5th Gen


  • Slim and light body
  • Powerful performance
  • Enormous battery backup
  • Thunderbolt ports


  • Lacks optical disk drive

Also ranked 1 in this list Top Laptops under Rs 75000 [Feb 2018] by people using this laptop

2. Acer Core i5 7th Gen – (8 GB/1 TB HDD/Linux) E5 – 575 Laptop

The best price I found online for this laptop at the time of writing this answer was ₹36990, check latest price here Acer Core i5 7th Gen – (8 GB/1 TB HDD/Linux) E5 – 575 Laptop

  • Genuine 1080p gaming performance
  • Responsive keyboard
  • Above average battery life
  • Inexpensive

Also ranked 3 in this list Top Laptops under Rs 40000 [Feb 2018] by reviewers

3. Dell Vostro 3000 Core i5 7th Gen – (8 GB/1 TB HDD/Ubuntu/2 GB Graphics) 3568 Laptop

Grab this laptop at the lowest price of ₹40990. For product details and user reviews, go through Dell Vostro 3000 Core i5 7th Gen


  • Impressive keyboard; Loud speakers; Decent battery life


  • Subpar performance; No full HD display; Cheap design


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The author of this article is a senior copywriter and an award-winning technology writer for more than a decade for various top brands.