Suggest me a good laptop for java programming

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  1. itsnka

    itsnka Junior Member

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    Hi am a java developer. Suggest me a good laptop for java development. I am giving more importance to performance. It should have a good screen. Which is the best operating system for java development. Please help me

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    1) What is your budget? (INR or USD)
    50000 - 80000

    2) What size & weight consideration (if any) would you prefer?
    15" or 14


    3) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: apple, dell Sony Lenovo
    b. Dislike:


    4) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Java programming
    Web development
    Browsing


    5) What screen resolution(s) & type (glossy/matte) would you prefer?
    Prefer hd


    6) Anything else you would like to say?

    Hi am a java developer. Suggest me a good laptop for java development. I am giving more importance to performance. It should have a good screen. Which is the best operating system for java development. Please help me

    Ps: i am not interested in games


    According to these specifications please suggest me a laptop
     
  3. DaveSimmons

    DaveSimmons Elite Member

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    I'd suggest a Core i5 processor (not i3 or Pentium) so you get the turbo boost speed increase for single-core activities. A quad-core i7 would be even better if you can afford it but is not necessary.

    I don't know enough about prices and models in your area to help beyond that.
     
  4. itsnka

    itsnka Junior Member

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    Suggest me some models in your area
     
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    itsnka Junior Member

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    What about MacBook pro 13 and MacBook air
     
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    Fayd Diamond Member

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    with lenovo, a T430 with at least the I-5 3320m would be a good move. get it with the updated screen for 1600x900 resolution. in US at least, it comes right at the low end of that price.
     
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    Yeah I always like a high resolution screen for writing code, but that's just me. In my experience, anything recent has been fine for my java needs.

    I'd recommend a T430S with the upgraded screen. That way, you have a nice large screen, but its not too heavy.
     
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    Im currently using a t61 with 1680x1050, i have a 1920x1600 coming, my t400 is 1280x800.. going to replace that soon too. Higher res screen is worth it
     
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    Lenovo?
     
  10. Pia

    Pia Golden Member

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    What matters is screen size, high resolution, keyboard quality (both typing feel, and having a sensible layout with no stupid layout decisions like missing function keys), trackpad quality. Don't worry about performance; basically any processor the manufacturers will put on a machine with a high res screen is going to be fast enough.

    With a higher budget, I'd buy the highest resolution 14-15" Thinkpad I can find or a 15" Retina Macbook Pro. With your budget, you might still get a nice high res Thinkpad; check your local prices.

    Are you willing to buy a used laptop? While I don't know your local pricing exactly, I think your budget might be good for a used, older model 15" Macbook Pro with a 1680x1050 screen. I don't think buying used is very risky if you buy one that still has warranty left, and if you buy in person so you can check its condition before handing over the money.
     
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    Touch screen laptops are required for Windows 8 machines? Am confused with touch screen and non touch screen
     
  12. DaveSimmons

    DaveSimmons Elite Member

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    No. Windows 8 supports touch screens, but runs perfectly on non-touch computers.

    Most Windows 8 laptops do not have touch screens. It's only the tablets and a few others that include touch screens.
     
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    be careful. it's a pain using windows 8 on a non-touch screen.
     
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    Then suggest me a good windows 8 laptop with touch screen and good performance
     
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    If you are changing your criteria to Windows 8 Touchscreen laptop, I'd look at the Lenovo Thinkpad Twist or Thinkpad X1 Carbon Touch. On their consumer end you can consider the Yoga 13.

    Like Pia mentioned, one thing many people forget about is keyboard quality. If you're pounding out code you want a solid keyboard that you can type enjoyably on. For me, Lenovo makes the best keyboards in my opinion.
     
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    thecoolnessrune Diamond Member

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    This is personal opinion at best and has no factual opinion. Windows 8 I find no more difficult to navigate than Windows 7 (while brining much needed improvements to the file copy system and other parts), and still supports all the standard keyboard shortcuts for Navigation that any Programmer should already be well-versed in.

    I swear, we have these same tired, empty (New Microsoft ____ sucks!) every time a Microsoft product is released. We get used to the changes, life goes on. :rolleyes:

    Adapt, its what programmers do.
     
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    I have a windows 7 desktop, and when i bought an x230 around christmastime I decided to give windows 8 a try.

    it is frustrating. Till I installed classic shell, the OS was unworkable. even after installing classic shell, the hot corners that revert it to metro UI still frustrate me.

    windows 8 IS frustrating to work with. it was designed for a touch screen, it steals productivity if you're used to a standard desktop with a mouse and keyboard. (or even just a mouse cursor, a la laptop)
     
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    But compared to dell its very costly. What is the difference between dell 15R turbo and this version?
     
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    It is within your range.

    I wouldn't trust Dell in India if my life depended on it. I've seen so many Dell laptops fall apart within a year of purchase. Out of the six Dell Studio laptops my friends bought when they entered university in 2009, not one has managed to get by without a failed HDD, overheating, component failure and general lack of robust design. On the other hand, my friend's Dell from the US has been running flawlessly for the last 5 years.

    So, take your pick. I'd take a Thinkpad over Dell consumer crap any day.