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General Discussion

Jack Campbell
Jack Campbell
1,822 Points

What are the best computers for programming?

I would like a computer for programming and school. Do you have any suggestions. So far I am a apple user and would love to stick with apple if I can. I will willing to spend around $1,200. Should I get a mac book pro, air or should I get something totally different. Thanks so much.

4 Answers

For programming any computer would be ideal. I am on Linux and so far it has worked very well.

Matt Campbell
Matt Campbell
9,767 Points

Anything with a mouse, keyboard, screen and bits that makes funny noises with lights flashing.

Basically, any computer can be used to programme with. It's not a resource intensive process. The programs used to write code will use up more resources than running the code and local server. I'm using 1% of my CPU with Dreamweaver and Chrome open.

Yue Lu
Yue Lu
1,829 Points

I wouldn't suggest a too fancy computer just for programming. However, If what you are doing involve interface design, I would suggest a computer/laptop for programming and a tablet( or other devices) for testing ;) $1200 will be enough to get both ;D