View Full Version : What kind of laptop is best for programming?

01-03-2012, 03:18 PM

I am a Computer Engineering student and I would like to buy very soon a laptop that would be nice for programming in a variety of languages such as C, C++, Java eclipse, I am looking for a system that supports and handles Ubuntu Linux OS,

I would like to know which screen size is suitable for my needs and which brand I should get. I have done some research and found some NetBooks like Sylvania or ASUS, they have UBUNTU already installed and are very cheap around 200$'s. I also visited the DELL.com website and found the INSPIRON UBUNTU LAPTOPS they are around 400$ .

What laptop do , you guys recommend for me?

Thank you,
Chrish Hardwick

01-03-2012, 07:31 PM
To tell you the truth any laptop can handle your needs. It doesn't have to come with Ubuntu on it (since it is free and open source) you can replace Windows. Screen size just depends on how much you want to have to scroll. I would suggest a screen that is larger than a netbook. My friend just got a Samsung. http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/laptops/NP-R540-JA0AUS This one has an i-3 and 4 GB RAM for just $549, and I believe the screen is like 15" which should be a great size for your programming needs. Hope this helped!