10 Best Laptops For Programming in India

10 Best Laptops For Programming in India

When it comes to choosing the best laptop for programming, you need to look at its performance in terms of processing speed, memory, display quality and of course as you will have to type a lot, a good keyboard too. Ideally, you should have at least 4 core processor ( preferably the latest) and a minimum of 8 GB RAM. But 16 GB is preferred for heavier programming. 

SSD storage is preferred as it is faster. But on the flip side, it is more expensive than HDD. You could also opt for Solid-State Hybrid drive. In this, programs and OS would be installed on SSD so that they load faster, while documents, movies etc would be stored in HDD. 

The display is yet another important aspect to take care of as most programmers spend 8 hours plus in front of the laptop. Ideally, have a Full HD display with a matte finish which is easier on your eyes. That being said, most programmers connect to an external monitor so if others aspects are satisfactory, you may sometimes have to compromise on screen size. 

Also, consider the keyboard design as you will be spending long hours typing. It should be ergonomic so that your hands don’t fatigue and develop pain after extended usage. 

Taking these aspects into consideration, we have compiled here the list of best laptops for programming that are available in India. As all these laptops ( except Macbook Pro of course) come with Windows 10 preinstalled, we haven’t specifically mentioned it.

Best Laptops For Programming In India

ModelProcessorRam

ASUS ZenBook 14 UX433FA-A6111T 

8th generation Intel i7-8565U8 GB

ASUS ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM581TS 

AMD Ryze 5-3500U8 GB

Dell XPS 9370

 

8th Generation i7-8550U Processor Quad Core16 GB

Lenovo Legion Y740

9th Generation Core Intel I7-9750H16 GB

Apple MacBook Pro 

9th Generation 8-core Intel Core i716 GB

Lenovo Legion 5i 

 

10th Gen Intel Core i7 (i7-10750H)16 GB

DELL Gaming-G7 7590 15.6-inch 

Intel Core i7-9750H 9th Gen16 GB

ASUS VivoBook S15 S532FL-BQ702T 

10th Gen Intel Core i7-10510U8 GB

Lenovo IdeaPad S540 81XA002SIN 

10th Generation Intel i5 -10210U8 GB

HP Pavilion x360 

10th Gen i7 1065G716 GB

ASUS ZenBook 14 UX433FA-A6111T 

best laptop for programming India - ASUS ZenBook 14 UX433FA-A6111T

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Display: 14 inch Ful HD

RAM: 8 GB

Storage: 512 GB SSD

Processor:  8th generation Intel i7-8565U

Graphics Card: integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620

The Zenbook 14 UX433FA- A6111T comes with 8th generation Quad-Core i7 8565U processor with a base speed of 1.8 GHz which can be boosted up to 4.6 GHz. It also has an integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphics card. As for storage, it has 512 GB SSD.
The laptop has fairly good processing speed and is capable of running all applications and doing basic programming without any glitch.

The battery life of about 8 hours is also pretty decent. Weighing just about 1.1 Kg, it is pretty portable too.

Talking about the keyboard, we have a chiclet layout with 1.4 mm key travel. The typing experience is fairly good. But pressing a bit harder on them could lead to numerous repetition. This is a bit uncomfortable for those who use Apple laptops and Asus simultaneously.
The keyboard is backlit and you can control the brightness too.

One of the noteworthy features is the Number Pad, which can be activated by touching the sensor close to the Numpad symbol on the touchpad. Upon activating it, you will get a lit digital numeric pad. You can use the touchpad as usual when the number pad is on.
But the problem is that you don’t have a setting to deactivate the NumPad completely. So often you unintentionally activate the number pad while scrolling. This could be a bit annoying until you get used to the laptop. Or alternatively, you can connect to an external mouse.

The display is 14 inch Full HD. With thin bezels, the screen to body ratio of 92% is in fact better than the former Zenbook 14 UM431DA-AM581TS. It has fairly decent colour accuracy and contrast ratio. The viewing angle is also pretty good. But a drawback is that it is a bit too reflective.

Overall, with pretty decent performance, fairly good display and battery life.

ASUS ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM581TS 

best laptop for programming India - ASUS ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM581TS 

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Display: 14 inch Full HD

RAM: 8 GB

Storage: 512 GB SSD

Processor: AMD Ryze 5-3500U Processor

Graphics Card: Integrated AMD RadeonVega 8

Weight: 1. 4 Kg

If you are into basic programming like desktop apps or terminal-based programs, you could opt for this comparatively lower-priced ASUS Zenbook 14.

It is equipped with AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor with a base speed of 2.1GHz and maximum of 3.7 GHz. It has 4 cores/ 8 threads and 6 MB cache. Further, it has an integrated AMD RadeonVega 8 graphics card too.
The laptop has 8 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD storage.

As you can see from the specs, it is quite sufficient to handle basic programming, but not for heavy usage. At this price range, it is definitely a good deal too. But a problem is that it has a tendency to get heated up on prolonged usage. The maximum clock speed can be maintained only when there is sufficient ventilation. So, you may have to get a cooling pad for the laptop.

The 14-inch anti-glare display has Full HD resolution with slim bezels. The screen to body ratio of 86% is pretty good comparatively.
Brightness is just about good. But the contrast is excellent. The matte finish limits reflection and viewing angle is quite excellent even from the extreme sides.

The keyboard is backlit with 1.4mm key travel. Reviewers are of the opinion that it is pretty good for regular tasks. But even after a period of adjustment, incorrect inputs happen at times.

The battery life of 7 hours is also pretty good at this pricing. And weighing 1.4 Kg, it is fairly light to carry around.

To connect to external devices, it has 2 USB 3.1 ports, one USB 2.0 port, a Type C port, an HDMI port, an SD card reader and an audio jack. The laptop can be connected to the docking station too.

Overall, with fairly good performance, sufficient storage and pretty good display, it is one of the best budget-friendly options for upcoming programmers as well as those who are into basic coding. But don’t expect it to handle heavy programming or gaming.

Dell XPS 9370

Dell XPS 9370

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Display: 13.3 inch

RAM: 16 GB

Storage: 512 GB SSD

Processor: 8th Generation i7-8550U Processor Quad Core

Graphics Card: Intel UHD Graphics 620

Weight: 1. 4 Kg

Dell XPS 9370 comes with a quad-core 8th generation i7 -8550U processor. It has 8 MB cache and a maximum clock speed of 4 GHz. The RAM is 16 GB and the storage is 512 GB SSD. It also has an integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620.

Performance-wise, it is top-notch. It can take care of even heavy programming load with ease. You can manage light video editing and also do casual gaming well. But as it has just an integrated graphics card, it may not be able to take care of graphics-intensive programming or development comfortably.

The laptop is equipped with a dual-fan cooling system. Even after extended usage, it doesn’t heat up much. It is capable of maintaining max clock speed for longer periods compared to HP Spectre and many other laptops in this range.

The battery life of 9 to 10 hours on full charging is also quite good. Weighing just around 1.4 Kg, it is easy to carry around too.

Talking about the display, it offers 13.3-inch Ultra High Definition display. The small size is a letdown. But it gives quite outstanding visuals while watching movies and documentaries from UHD sources.

The touchpad is one of the largest in the segment and quite comfortable to use. Just like Dell Latitude, the fingerprint scanner is on the power button, which is a pretty clever design. The keyboard is also fairly easy to use and the base doesn’t bend unless excessive pressure is applied.

A drawback, however, is that the camera is at the bottom. So, your visuals on video calls may not be that pleasant. That being said, overall, it is one of the best options for programmers who need a powerful laptop, but are not into graphic intensive programs.

Lenovo Legion Y740

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Display: 15.6 inch Full HD

RAM: 16 GB

Storage: 1 TB SSD

Processor: 9th Generation Core Intel I7-9750H

Graphics Processor: NVIDIA RTX2060 6GB

Weight: 2.2 Kg

Lenovo Legion Y740 is actually a gaming laptop. But its excellent performance makes it an apt option for programming too. It is capable of handling heavy processing load and graphic intensive programs too, making it quite a good choice for programmers.

The laptop is powered by a 6 core 9th generation Intel i7- 9750H processor. It has a base speed of 2.6 GHz and a maximum clock speed of 4.5 GHz. The RAM is 16 GB and it has 1 TB SSD storage too. To handle graphics-intensive programs and games, it has a dedicated 6 GB NVIDIA RTX 2060 graphics card.

Be it any programs, applications or games, the Lenovo Legion Y740 handles it all with ease. Graphic intensive games too can be run at high settings without any stutter.

But a catch is that the laptop does tend to warm up a bit. The keyboards remain cool, but the backside tends to get heated up rather quickly. Lenovo’s Coldfront cooling system runs fairly silent at all times, except when you stress out the CPU by running any graphics-intensive program.

Talking about battery life, it really isn’t as great as other options on the list. It has a maximum battery life of about 4-5 hours. But tends to deplete within a mere 2-3 hours when intensive programs are run.
Weighing 2.2 Kg, it is one of the heavier laptops in this list too. But if you are someone who doesn’t use the laptop on travel, it wouldn’t really be a bummer for you.

Being a high-end gaming laptop, the display of Lenovo Legion Y740 is quite impressive. The 15.6-inch screen has an IPS display that gives a wide viewing angle. It has anti-glare technology, 500 nits bright display and a high refresh rate, making it a visual delight.

The keyboard is also quite comfortable. As it doesn’t have a number pad, it is spacious. But an extra line of shortcut keys on the left needs a bit of time getting used to. The keys have good travel and are silent too. Being a gaming laptop, the shortcuts are more for purposes like screen recording, launching vantage apps. Two keys can be customized, while 2 are for adjusting the brightness level of the keyboard backlight. The trackpad is also quite easy and comfortable to use. The only thing we didn’t like is the placement of the webcam at the bottom, which may lead to not so pleasant visuals during video calls.

Overall, with stylish appearance, excellent display, performance and build quality, it is definitely a great choice for programmers and gamers alike. However, there are a few drawbacks like tendency to get warm and low battery life.

Apple MacBook Pro 

Apple MacBook Pro 

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Display: 16-inch Retina

RAM: 16 GB

Storage: 512 GB SSD

Processor: 9th Generation 8-core Intel Core i7

Graphics Card: AMD Radeon Pro 5300M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory and automatic graphics switching, Intel UHD Graphics 630

Weight: 3.3 Kg

If you can afford, then the MacBook Pro is THE best laptop for programming. 

With 2.3 GHz 6 core ninth-generation i9 processor, 512 GB SSD storage, 16 GB RAM and dedicated AMD Radeon Pro 5500M graphics card with GDDR6 memory, Macbook Pro can take care of all tasks with ease. The thermal design of the laptop is also pretty good that be it intensive programming, 3 D graphics or 4K video editing, the laptop does it all without any heating issues at all.

The battery life at 11 hours is also quite good and in fact the best in the list. But at 3.3 Kg, it is the heaviest on the list. 

Talking about the display, the laptop comes with a large 16-inch display with 3072×1920 pixel resolution with 226 PPI and P3 wide colour gamut. This results in excellent real lifelike colours where visuals pop out. The speaker system is also quite good that it matches with the display excellence.

Apple has brought out a marked difference compared to the previous version Macbook Pro with its new Magic Keyboard. In the previous version, the top was a single piece, which is no longer the case. Esc key, fingerprint scanner are all separate now. They have also restored the inverted T arrow which is a lot easier to use. 

With ample gap and good travel, the keyboard is now a lot easier to use. The trackpad too is fairly spacious and quite responsive too.

Overall, if affordable, it is definitely the best choice for those who need a powerful laptop for high-end graphics development and programming.

Lenovo Legion 5i 

Lenovo Legion 5i 

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Display: 15.6 inches Ful HD

RAM: 16 GB

Storage: 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD

Processor:  10th Gen Intel Core i7 (i7-10750H)

Graphics Card:  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6

Weight: 2.3 Kg

The specifications of Lenovo Legion 5i  is essentially apt for gaming. But they perfectly suit developers who work on graphic intensive programming.

It comes with 10th Gen Intel Core i7 (i7-10750H) which has a base speed of 2.6 GHz and a maximum speed of 5 GHz. It is also supported by a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 graphics card.

The laptop has 16 GB RAM and hybrid storage comprising 256 GB SDD and 1 TB HDD.

The laptop is quite powerful and is capable of running all applications smoothly to deliver an excellent experience for a programmer. It doesn’t develop much heating problem either.

The laptop has a battery life of about 8 hours. But when you work on intensive programs, you will get a backup of around 4-5 hours only.

Weighing 2.3 Kg, it is not the lightest laptop on the list. But still, it isn’t that heavy either.

Talking about the display, the laptop has a 15.6 inch full HD display. It has comfortable viewing angles and a fairly good contrast ratio. The default settings are also adequate. But the colour reproduction could have been a bit more accurate.

Like most other laptops in this list, the keyboard is backlit but just white. It is pretty comfortable for typing with long key travel. But some users say that if you click it harder than usual, the base bends a bit.

Overall, with excellent processing capabilities, Lenovo Legion 5i is one of the best options available for programmers.

DELL Gaming-G7 7590 15.6-inch Laptop

DELL Gaming-G7 7590 15.6-inch Laptop

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Display: 15.6 inch Full HD

RAM: 16 GB

Storage: 512 GB

Processor: Intel Core i7-9750H 9th Gen processor

Graphics Processor: NVIDIA 1660

Weight: 2.5 Kg

ASUS VivoBook S15 S532FL-BQ702T 

ASUS VivoBook S15 S532FL-BQ702T 

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Display: 15.6 inch Full HD

RAM: 8 GB

Storage: 512 GB SSD

Processor: 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10510U

Graphics Processor: NVIDIA GeForce MX250

Weight: 1. 8 Kg

Lenovo IdeaPad S540 81XA002SIN 

Lenovo IdeaPad S540 81XA002SIN 

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Display:13.3 inch Full HD

RAM: 8 GB

Storage: 512 GB SSD

Processor: 10th Generation Intel i5 -10210U

Graphics Card: NVIDIA MX 250

Weight: 1.3 Kg

HP Pavilion x360 

best laptop for programming India - HP Pavilion x360 

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Display: 14 inch Full HD

RAM: 16 GB

Storage: 1 TB

Processor: 10th Gen i7 1065G7

Graphics Processor: Intel Iris Plus

Weight: 1.6 Kg

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