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Best Laptop for Programming Under $2500 Dollars 2019

Abhith Rajan

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June 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

Pros
  • Matching my requirement 5/5.
Cons
  • Unavailable at the moment.
  • Web Camera position
Purchase AERO 15

Amazon

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

Official Website

Waiting for the new model to release with updated hardware including 9th generation Intel CPU's.

Cons
  • Unavailable at the moment.

Acer Predator Triton 500

Model Name: PT515-51-73EG Official Website

Watch the reviews,

Pros
  • Matching my requirement 4/5.
  • Available in UAE via newegg.com.
Cons

Not easily upgradable because of its inverted motherboard construction. See the below video,

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

Purchase

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.

Cons
  • More gaming look.

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

This is not the end of this post. Consider it as a draft for now. I will update my thoughts on the non-available machines once they are released.

Abhith Rajan

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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.

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