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What is the minimum requirement specs for a good laptop/PC for programming?

I think it has to be a minimum of an i3 processor, 4 GB RAM, 500 HDD or have an SSD for better responsive system what do you think?

4th Jun 2018, 4:18 PM
Muhammad Hasan
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try not to choose a potable, choose a medium machine (processor, ram, rom / hdd, gpu / vga, and most important is the mainboard for easy upgrade)
5th Jun 2018, 7:54 PM
Irvan Sucitra
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2nd May 2019, 8:14 AM
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Depends on what you want to program. If you are dealing with huge matrices and images, a lot of RAM and large HDD is nice. For simple programs any potato PC will do :)
4th Jun 2018, 4:22 PM
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Depends. For general Linux programming you want 1-2 GB + 1GB if you use a distro with systemd + 100-2000 MB depending on how much your window manager/desktop environment eats up. An HDD will be fine and the processor isn't that important but going for a new gen i3/Pentium/AMD equivalent is a good rule of thumb. On Windows (particularly Windows 10) you *need* 8GB of RAM and an SSD if you want to do anything serious. As for a processor, an i3 may be fine, but I'd only really be comfortable with an i5.
4th Jun 2018, 4:31 PM
Vlad Serbu
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If you are web developer and learning, pick one that supports browser and text editor... 😃 For web, you won't need a beast...something 6-7 years old is just fine... 😂 Later, you will become spoiled and will "need" Mac... Later on, you won't be able to function without 2 monitors... 🤓 Don't know yet what's the next stage... 😉
4th Jun 2018, 10:44 PM
Sladjana Dragic
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23rd Sep 2018, 7:23 PM
Mohamed Berhoumi
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