Best laptop for a programmer

Pls, which laptop could i get that is good for programming / writing softwares
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  1. Big screen is most important to see as much code as possible. Rest is not important at all unless you are programing games (in wich case you would have a company desktop pc for that so i guess its not the situation).

    I advice external keyboard and some laptop stand for sitting confort as well.
  2. Hephe said:
    Pls, which laptop could i get that is good for programming / writing softwares

    Pls just give a durable specs cos d e system i got gives me headache concerin d battery,speed and many more.
  3. Hello Hephe;

    Specs similar to this Lenovo ThinkPad T420 14" notebook would be a good option.
  4. Hephe said:
    Pls, which laptop could i get that is good for programming / writing softwares


    The best pc for software development is a desktop, not a laptop.
    With a desktop, you can have multiple large displays which is very helpful.
    A desktop will give you more performance per dollar.

    On a laptop, you are restricted to smaller 17-19" screens and only one.
    Just how much do you value the portability capability of a laptop?
  5. geofelt said:
    The best pc for software development is a desktop, not a laptop.
    With a desktop, you can have multiple large displays which is very helpful.
    A desktop will give you more performance per dollar.

    On a laptop, you are restricted to smaller 17-19" screens and only one.
    Just how much do you value the portability capability of a laptop?



    portability is a must.... for automation applications startups, you need to go to the job site. Also a native serial port is a must have but no laptops have them now.

    I'v had very little luck with usb to serial converters. Often I need to connect to older controllers and othe devises and I had to make up some crazy connecting cables. The converters are fine for a mouse of a modem but when you need to wire all the pins, maybe at both ends, sometimes with jumpers and such across some of the pins or send 5 vdc out the convertens nerver seem to work.

    Also, screen depth is a must to see as much code or ladder logic as posible. Todays laptops are for games and movies but I don't get paid at a startup for that.

    Just my two cents...
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