Wich laptop is better for programming

1.Specs: Cpu: i7 6500u (quad core) Gpu: nvidia gtx950m Ram: 8gb ram Ssd: 256gb

2.Specs Cpu: i5 6300hq (quad core) Gpu: nvidia gtx960m Ram: 8gb ram Ssd: 256gb


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It depends. It completely depends on what you're programming. If you are programming apps or need to use programming tools that require higher resource usage then I'd go with #1 and even go up to 16 GB ram.

BUT, in general, both are perfectly fine. You can even get a laptop with lower spec and it should be fine.

Again, it depends.

Oh, and GPU only matter if you are programming graphics related software. I mean, do you need good graphics card to develop a servlet? No.

  • I use android studio, intelij idea for libgdx and java, kali linux virtual machine this what i use the most Aug 11, 2016 at 21:46
  • I use my android phone to test apps Aug 11, 2016 at 21:46
  • @programmerwannabe I'd personally say option 2. It has a GPU that is a step up from the first one, and the CPU is a quad core rather than a dual core.
    – DrZoo
    Aug 11, 2016 at 21:47
  • That i7 is tempting because it is i7 but gpu is better in second option Aug 11, 2016 at 21:48
  • I want it to be fast Aug 11, 2016 at 21:49

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