Best Laptop for Programmers (2022)

By Yetnesh Dubey | Price Updated on 02-Jun-2022

Not every laptop can function as a good coding device. Choosing any kind of budget laptop for programming can be detrimental to your work. According to our suggestion, a good coding laptop should have at least 4 cores, a minimum 8GB RAM, and an SSD for quick access to files. However, for a future proof coding laptop at least 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSD is a necessary prerequisite.

Moreover, such laptops should also have a good keyboard, long battery life, a FHD webcam and powerful speakers as well. Another thing that should be a must for the laptop is the number of I/O ports. A good programming laptop should have multiple USB Type A ports, Type C ports, a thunderbolt port, an HDMI slot and also an SD card slot. Keeping these requirements in mind, here are some of the best laptops for developers.

List Of Best Laptop For Programmers (Jul 2022)

Product Name Seller Price
FUJITSU UH-X 2-in-1 Laptop Amazon ₹ 86,498
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Amazon ₹ 93,000
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Amazon ₹ 104,999
MacBook Pro 13-Inch Croma ₹ 74,994
Alienware M15 Dell ₹ 129,989
Apple MacBook Air M1 Tatacliq ₹ 88,255
Realme Book (Slim) N/A ₹ 44,999
Acer Swift 3 Tatacliq ₹ 58,757
Dell XPS 15 N/A ₹ 98,200
Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Amazon ₹ 199,900
FUJITSU UH-X 2-in-1 Laptop price in India
  • OS
    Windows 10 OS
  • Display
    13.3" (‎1922 x 1080) Display
  • Processor
    11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake Core i7-1165G7 | 2.8 GHz Processor
  • Memory
    1 TB SSD/16 GB DDR4 Memory

FUJITSU entered the market in mid-2021 and surprised everyone with their UH-X 2-in-1 laptop. The device is packed with features, has good build quality and performs well in almost every task. Powered by an Intel 11th Gen Core i7-1165G7 quad-core processor, the FUJITSU UH-X 2-in-1 laptop delivers good performance in tasks ranging from video, photo editing to programming. The laptop also features a 2MP front lens and a 5MP rear camera to give a massive boost to your productivity. The laptop also has an amazing keyboard allowing you to easily type for hours without feeling strenuous. The FUJITSU UH-X 2-in-1 packs in a touch panel as well meaning you can use it as a tablet if the need arises. Needless to say, it is one of the best laptops for programmers in India.

SPECIFICATION
Processor : 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake Core i7-1165G7 4 core processor with 2.8 GHz clock speed
Display : 13.3″ (‎1922 x 1080) screen
OS : Windows 10
Memory : 16 GB DDR4 RAM & 1 TB SSD
Graphics Processor : Intel Iris Xe Integrated Graphics card
Body : ‎30.9 x 21.5 x 1.7 mm dimension & 997 kg weight
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 price in India
  • OS
    Windows 10 Home OS
  • Display
    14" (2560 x 1440) Display
  • Processor
    AMD Ryzen 7 Octa Core-4800HS | 2.9 GHz Processor
  • Memory
    1 TB SSD/8 GB DDR4 Memory
Full specs Other Asus Laptops

If you want a portable machine on which you can play games and write code, both for hours, then ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 should be on your list of top laptops for programmers. It comes in an ultra portable 14-inch form factor and packs in gaming capabilities as well. Starting off with its processor, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 features an AMD Ryzen 7 Octa Core processor in pairing with an Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM. The laptop also has a fantastic keyboard on which you can work for a long time without feeling stressed. It also comes with a 120Hz high refresh rate display which makes everything you see on screen super smooth. Lastly, the laptop also has a 1TB SSD to store all of your important files and games.

SPECIFICATION
Processor : AMD Ryzen 7 Octa Core-4800HS 8 core processor with 2.9 GHz clock speed
Display : 14″ (2560 x 1440) screen
OS : Windows 10 Home
Memory : 8 GB DDR4 RAM & 1 TB SSD
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics card
Body : 324 x 222 x 17.9 mm dimension & 1.60 kg weight
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i price in India
  • OS
    Windows 10 Home OS
  • Display
    13.3" (2560 x 1600) Display
  • Processor
    11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 | 2.80 GHz Processor
  • Memory
    1 TB SSD/16 GB DDR4 Memory

If you’re always on the move and want a programming laptop with high performance and ultra long battery life, then Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i fits your bill. The ultrabook is Intel EVO certified and hence delivers high performance and efficiency across a multitude of workloads including programming. The laptop has an ultra small form factor and an overall weight of just under 1kg, but don’t let that fool you because the laptop is made from military grade tested carbon fibre materials and an amazing keyboard and trackpad combination. So you can easily work on this laptop for hours without any issues.

SPECIFICATION
Processor : 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 4 core processor with 2.80 GHz clock speed
Display : 13.3″ (2560 x 1600) screen
OS : Windows 10 Home
Memory : 16 GB DDR4 RAM & 1 TB SSD
Graphics Processor : Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics card
Body : 32.1 x 20.8 x 1.5 mm dimension & 1.36 Kg kg weight
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MacBook Pro 13-Inch price in India
  • OS
    NA OS
  • Display
    13.3" (2560 x 1600) Display
  • Processor
    Quad-core 8th-gen Intel Core i5 | 4.1 GHz Processor
  • Memory
    256 GB SSD/8 GB DDR4 Memory

If you want the power of the M1 Mac octa core processor then the 13-inch MacBook is the device you want on your list. It is engineered to be perfect, like other Apple devices, and allows you to be part of the famous MacOS ecosystem. The laptop also features an octa core CPU and an octa core GPU. The MacBook Pro also features a backlit Magic keyboard offering one of the best typing experiences on the market. The laptop also features upto 16GB unified memory and upto 2TB of super fast SSD storage as well.

pros Pros
  • Significantly improved performance gains.
  • Incredible battery life.
  • Excellent display and sound.
cons Cons
  • Only two USB-C Ports.
  • iOS and iPadOS app experience needs work.
SPECIFICATION
Processor : Quad-core 8th-gen Intel Core i5 quad-core core processor with 4.1 GHz clock speed
Display : 13.3″ (2560 x 1600) screen, 60 refresh rate
Memory : 8 GB DDR4 RAM & 256 GB SSD
Graphics Processor : Intel UHD Graphics 620 Graphics card
Body : 1.49 x 30.41 x 21.24 mm dimension & 2.3 kg weight
Alienware M15 price in India
  • OS
    Windows 10 OS
  • Display
    15.6" (1920 x 1080) Display
  • Processor
    AMD Ryzen R7-5800H | ‎4.4 GHz Processor
  • Memory
    512 GB SSD/16 GB DDR4 Memory
Full specs Other Dell Laptops

If you’re looking for a serious gaming laptop with high performance and a good keyboard on which you can type for hours, then Alienware M15 R7 can be one of the best laptops for developers. It features an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H octa core CPU which should be plenty to handle coding and other related tasks. The laptop also comes equipped with an Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU with 6GB GDDR6 VRAM, 16GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD storage. The laptop’s keyboard is a delight to use, it is a little bit noisy but if you can look past that then the Alienware M15 is one of the best laptops for programmers in India.

SPECIFICATION
Processor : AMD Ryzen R7-5800H processor with ‎4.4 GHz clock speed
Display : 15.6″ (1920 x 1080) screen
OS : Windows 10
Memory : 16 GB DDR4 RAM & 512 GB SSD
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Graphics card
Body : 27.2 x 35.7 x 2.5 mm dimension & 2.42 kg weight
Apple MacBook Air M1 price in India
  • OS
    MacOS 10.14 Mojave OS
  • Display
    13.3" (2560 x 1600) Display
  • Processor
    8-core CPU | NA Processor
  • Memory
    256 GB SSD/8 GB DDR4 Memory
Full specs Other Apple Laptops

The new 13-inch MacBook Air powered by Apple's new M1 SoC is the stuff that's redefining what people should expect from modern-day laptops. Besides exceptional battery life, you're also getting uncompromising power with the M1 processor, which is perfect for a developer. It also has Apple's new keyboard which we think is amongst the best in the market and is very comfortable to type on.

SPECIFICATION
Processor : 8-core CPU processor
Display : 13.3″ (2560 x 1600) screen
OS : MacOS 10.14 Mojave
Memory : 8 GB DDR4 RAM & 256 GB SSD
Graphics Processor : Apple 7-core Graphics card
Body : 32.4 x 7.3 x 23.1 mm dimension & 2.08 kg weight
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Realme Book (Slim) price in India
  • OS
    Windows 10 OS
  • Display
    14" (2160 × 1440) Display
  • Processor
    11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4 | 3.0GHz Processor
  • Memory
    256 GB SSD/8 GB DDR4 Memory

A lot of laptops on this list have a great keyboard to type on. Having a good keyboard always helps with typing long codes and that’s exactly why we’ve decided to add the Realme Book (Slim) on this list. On top of that, this particular laptop also has an aspect ratio of 3:2 which allows the users to have more vertical screen real-estate.

pros Pros
  • Beautiful design
  • Great keyboard and trackpad
  • Fantastic 2k display
  • Reliable performance from Core i3 variant
cons Cons
  • Limited port selection
SPECIFICATION
Processor : 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4 processor with 3.0GHz clock speed
Display : 14″ (2160 × 1440) screen
OS : Windows 10
Memory : 8 GB DDR4 RAM & 256 GB SSD
Graphics Processor : Intel® UHD Graphics Graphics card
Body : 307 x 228.96 x 14.9 mm dimension & 1.38 Kg kg weight
Acer Swift 3 price in India
  • OS
    Windows 10 Home OS
  • Display
    14 inch" (1920 x 1080) Display
  • Processor
    Ryzen 5 4500U | 4.0Ghz Processor
  • Memory
    512 GB NVMe/8 GB LPDDR4 Memory
Full specs Other Acer Laptops

The Acer Swift 3 powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U based on TSMC's 7nm process. This is a 6-core processor paired with up to 16GB memory, a combination more than capable of taking on your demanding compiling needs. It's also got a slim form factor, making it super comfortable to carry around and use in, say, a cafe. It also comes with a full-sized keyboard which is great for typing.

SPECIFICATION
Processor : Ryzen 5 4500U 6 core processor with 4.0Ghz clock speed
Display : 14 inch″ (1920 x 1080) screen
OS : Windows 10 Home
Memory : 8 GB LPDDR4 RAM & 512 GB NVMe
Graphics Processor : AMD Radeon Graphics Graphics card
Body : 21.8 x 32.3 x 1.6 cm mm dimension & 1.2 kg weight
Dell XPS 15 price in India
  • OS
    Windows 10 Home OS
  • Display
    15.6" (3840 x 2400) Display
  • Processor
    10th-generation Intel Core i9-10885H | NA Processor
  • Memory
    256 GB SSD/16 GB DDR4 Memory
Full specs Other Dell Laptops

The premier laptop from Dell’s portfolio, the Dell XPS 15 comes equipped with the Intel Core i9, 32GB RAM, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, and a gorgeous 4K display. The XPS 15 is an absolute powerhouse, making it ideal for coders who want to develop world-class apps or even develop games. The keyboard and trackpad on the XPS 15 are some of the best in the industry and have been loved by practically everyone who has used it. The XPS 15 is also slim enough to get into any kind of a backpack and despite that, packs a fairly good battery life. The total combined power of the components inside the XPS 15 makes it a great choice of laptop for game developers too, given that it should be able to compile code as fast as you’d like.

SPECIFICATION
Processor : 10th-generation Intel Core i9-10885H processor
Display : 15.6″ (3840 x 2400) screen, 60 refresh rate
OS : Windows 10 Home
Memory : 16 GB DDR4 RAM & 256 GB SSD
Body : 344.72 x 230.14 x 18 mm dimension & 2.05 kg weight
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Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch price in India
  • OS
    Ios OS
  • Display
    16" (3072 X 1920) Display
  • Processor
    Intel Core i9 8th Gen | NA Processor
  • Memory
    512 GB SSD/16 GB DDR3 Memory

If you’re looking to be involved in any kind of development within the Apple ecosystem, a Mac is your best bet. Packing one of the fastest Intel processors, high-speed RAM, and blazing-fast storage, the MacBook Pro is bound to make short work of any kind of code you try to compile on this beast. The keyboard on the MacBook Pro has also been changed to the new scissor switches, the same switches found on the Apple Magic Keyboard, so you can rest assured that you’re going to be able to hack away at the keyboard for hours. If you’re looking to develop anything for the Apple ecosystem, doing so on a Mac is your only choice, and the MacBook Pro 16-inch is the best of the lot.

pros Pros
  • Impressive performance, thermal throttling is well controlled
  • The 16-inch display offers excellent colour reproduction
  • Impressive battery life
cons Cons
  • No SD Card slot
  • Keyboard should have had more travel
  • VFX artists might need more than 16GB RAM
SPECIFICATION
Processor : Intel Core i9 8th Gen Octa Core core processor
Display : 16″ (3072 X 1920) screen
OS : Ios
Memory : 16 GB DDR3 RAM & 512 GB SSD
Graphics Processor : AMD Radeon Pro 560X Graphics card
Body : 349.3 x 240.7 x 15.5 mm dimension & 1.83 kg weight
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