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Best Laptop for Programming Under $2500 Dollars 2019

by Abhith Rajan FollowJune 08, 2019 · 3 min read · Last Updated:
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For the past month, I have been in the search for the best laptop, that will help me to do things faster. Best in the sense which worth every penny and yet strong in specs, not a high-end gaming machine.

History

Laptops I used earlier are,

  • Dell Inspiron (Exact series don't remember)
  • HP Pro Book
  • Lenovo Y520 (256 SSD)
  • Lenovo G40

In the above list, none of them owned by myself, first 3 out of the 4 was given by my ex-company during the employment period and the other is rented out from my brother-in-law. Out of all Lenovo Y520 was my favorite just because of its specs and speed.

Minimum Requirements

Right now its time to own a machine, and the minimum features am looking for are,

  1. Thunderbolt 3 support.
  2. SSD
  3. Intel i7-9750H processor
  4. RTX 2060 Graphics card
  5. Fingerprint sensor

Shortlisted Laptops

The main YouTube channels which I rely for laptop reviews are,

And After watching tons of reviews and all, my shortlisted items are,

AERO 15

Model Name: WA-7US5130SP Official Website

On the pro side, it ticks all my requirement 5/5.

Cons
  • Web Camera position
  • Thermal throttling
Purchase AERO 15

Amazon

ThinkPad X1 Extreme (2nd Gen) (15.6") Laptop

Official Website

Acer Predator Triton 500

Model Name: PT515-51-73EG Official Website

Watch the reviews,

On the pro side, it matches my requirement 4/5. But on the con side, it is not easily upgradable because of its inverted motherboard construction. See the below video,

Other than that, Only zoned RGB keyboard, NO per key RGB.

Couldn't find the exact one in Amazon but similar spec with intel 8750H found here.

HP Omen 15 (Latest)

Check out the below review.

Its the cheapest in this list. And it got a bit more gaming look.

Any Refurbished WORKSTATION

To save some bucks.

Skipped Laptops

  • Acer Helios 300 (2019) - Lack of thunderbolt support.
  • Lenovo Y740 - Big Charger and small battery.
  • Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 - Lack of thunderbolt support.
  • ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX502GW - Lack of thunderbolt support.

Conclusion

And my search ended when I found a good deal on Dell Precision 7720. Even though it only ticked 2 out of my 5 requirements, am pretty satisfied with it.

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Abhith Rajan is an aspiring software engineer with more than 6 years of experience and proven successful track record of delivering technology-based products and services.