6 Laptops Under $700 That Are Perfect for Programming

When you are just a beginner in the field of software or computer programming, you need the right tools in order to make your journey to the world of computers easier. Learning programming is not just about typing out complicated codes in the form of flowcharts, it’s also about your ability to solve coding problems — which can be done with an excellent laptop. Getting the right laptop will help you increase your productivity. Here are 6 laptops under $700 that can help you crack the code of programming:

 

1. HP Spectre x360

HP Spectre x360 doubles up as a tablet, along with functioning as a super light, stylish laptop. 

The battery life and powerful sound system add to the big list of pros that make you want to buy this laptop. The only downside of the Spectre x360 is that the display is not at par with the excellence of the other features. 


Key Specs

  • 8th Generation Intel Core i5
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256 GB SSD Hard Drive
  • 1.3 kg
  • 13.3 inch
  • Windows 10

 

2. Asus VivoBook

This laptop takes the lead when it comes to having a fast processor.

It also has the fascinating ‘Touch Stay’ cool technology — even after hours of use, your Asus VivoBook won’t seem like it has heated up. It also has a battery that charges to 60% in less than an hour. 


Key Specs

  • 8th Generation Intel Core i5
  • 8GB RAM
  • 1TB HDD
  • 1.7 kg
  • 15.6 inch
  • Windows 10

 

3. Acer Aspire E 15

This sturdy laptop gives you great value for money with a colour-popping 1080P resolution on its 15-inch display, 8-hour battery life, and a comfortable keyboard that mimics higher-end laptops. The slight drawback is that it’s slightly bulkier.  

 

Key Specs

  • 8th Generation Intel Core i5
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256 GB SSD
  • 2.4 kg
  • 15.6 inch
  • Windows 10

 

4. Dell Vostro

This laptop has 8GB of RAM combined with an Intel Core i5 processor which make it zip through even heavy software applications.

The Full HD 1080p display makes sure you are well entertained as well when you are using the laptop to stream your favourite shows or films. 


Key Specs

  • 8th Generation Intel Core i5
  • 8GB RAM
  • 1TB HDD
  • 2.2 kg
  • 15.6 inch
  • Windows 10

 

5. Lenovo ThinkPad E490 Notebook

One of the most reasonable laptops out there for programming, the Lenovo ThinkPad E570 Notebook comes in a 14-inch size and has a comfortable keypad, perfect for long hours spent cracking code. 


Key Specs

  • 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB SSD Hard Drive
  • 1.75 kg
  • 14 Inches
  • Windows 10

 

6. Acer Nitro 5

The Acer Nitro 5 may be primarily meant for gaming, but its ability to pull any heavy baggage due to its AMD Ryzen 5 3550H Quad-Core Processor make sure any programming applications on it run smoother than butter.

Plus, the Full HD screen of 1920 x 1080 pixels perks up the display at any viewing angles. The cherry on the top is that the red colour looks pretty cool on the laptop.

 

Key Specs

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3550H Quad-Core
  •  8GB RAM
  • 1TB HDD+ 256 GB SSD
  • 2.3 kg
  • 15.6 inch
  • Windows 10

There are two parts to the laptop purchasing process: trying to decide which laptop is perfect for your needs and then finding a way to finance your dream laptop.

If you are a student who is running low on finances or you just want to keep your savings intact, you can consult your parent or guardian about getting a laptop loan for students.

Shiv Nanda

Shiv Nanda is a financial analyst who currently lives in Bangalore (refusing to acknowledge the name change) and works with MoneyTap. Shiv is a true finance geek, and his friends love that. They always rely on him for advice on their investment choices, budgeting skills, personal financial matters and when they want to get a loan. He has made it his life's mission to help and educate people on various financial topics, so email him your questions at shiv@moneytap.com.

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