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Best laptop/ desktop specs for a developer

So lets start a healthy discussion thread on what laptop or desktop specs are you using on your job daily as a developer.

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Michael Maitoza

I have a three-year-old Lenovo laptop with a 7th gen core i5 7200u processor 8gb of RAM and 256gb of SSD. My backup drive is a LaCie 2TB HDD. I don't have an external monitor at this time but test with an older Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 21" w/an Intel Core 2 Duo 4gb of RAM and 500gb HDD. These specs work for my web development for this time, but I would like to upgrade to a faster Windows machine.

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Overlooked but 2 big moniter screens, a mechanical keyboard, wrist gel pads for mouse and keyboard.

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cool setup

saswat01 profile image

Almost all developers love playing games in their free time. So, in my opinion it's a trade-off between specs, graphics and price(Well, I'm a student). So, maybe you could go for Asus Rog Series which are quite nice. I personally use HP Omen 15ax. But in my opinion you should take MSI and Asus Rog into consideration.

Happy Shopping

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Manuel Ojeda

If you are going to do Web Development just need at least a i5 Proccesor or a Ryzen 3 with at least 8 GB of RAM.