The 10 Most Popular Laptops for Developers

Adam Parker
4 min readNov 20, 2020

With the holiday season coming up I’d like to give some helpful buying information to the Apex Coding Academy community which laptops (and other gear) are most popular with developers. Today we’re going to take a look at the highest selling laptops among programmers over the the past several months (as ranked by Amazon).

As you’ll see the top spots are dominated by Apple and Razer (both are powerhouse work horses who dominate this class of laptops).

At the top of this list we see a few contenders from various brands. I’ll also share another list later this week of the top inexpensive starter laptops for programming.

Note: Amazon currently has some great specials at the moment on laptops and gear as part of the holiday promotions.

10. LG Gram 17" IPS WQXGA (2560 x 1600) Intel 10th Gen Core i7 1065G7 CPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD (512GB x2), 17 Hour Battery, Thunderbolt 3–17Z90N (2020)

9. HP Elite Dragonfly Notebook PCHP

8. Huawei MateBook X Pro Signature Edition Thin & Light Laptop, 13.9" 3K Touch, 8th Gen i7–8550U, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, GeForce MX150, 3:2 Aspect Ratio, Office 365 Personal, Space Gray — Mach-W29C

7. Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6 inches Full HD IPS Display, AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, Vega 3 Graphics, 4GB DDR4, 128GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 in S Mode, A515–43-R19L, Silver

6. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 2nd Gen 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) HDR 400 Display — Intel Core i7–9750H Processor, 32GB RAM, 1TB PCIe-NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Adam Parker

I'm Adam Parker. I am a Salesforce Technical Architect working at a major silicon valley company. I'm a dad to 8 awesome children and my wife is my best friend.