Laptop Specifications For Developers

March 22, 2022

There is more and more demand for skills required in different IT fields. They are webpage designers and programmers. But, those who want to develop skills also require good devices to practice. Hence, they find it difficult chosing device with specific requirements. But, no worries. We will list you some specifications that you need to have on your laptop to choose from different variety of laptop manufacturers.

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Laptop Specifications For Front-End Developers

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Front-End developers are those who make User Interface (UI), UI design, webpage design and layouts and desktop app layouts. While front-end designing takes a lot of time, it is not a heavy task to perform. So, a lightweight device is easy to go. But, below are the specifications.

  • CPU: Intel i5 7th gen 2.7 GHz or similar with virtualization
  • Memory: 4 GB DDR4 SDRAM or 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM if using Linux with WSL 2
  • Display: 14 inch IPS display, Full HD, 1920 x 1080 pixels Resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, HDR, Lead Display, anti-glare
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics or similar
  • Renderer: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon 620 or similar
  • Port: 1 USB Type-A, 1 USB Type-C, HDMI, Audio port, Micro SD reader
  • Network Interface: Wi-fi 802.11 ac IEEE Standard, Bluetooth 4.1
  • 1 TB HDD or 256 SSD (Recommended)

Laptop Specifications For Back-End Developers

Back-End developers are those who design and write logics and perform necessary calculations through codes. Nowadays, people prefer to use modern technologies which many workarounds. So, specifications required in back-end development is much higher than that of front-end developers. Below are the specifications.

  • CPU: Intel i7 9th gen 3.1 GHz or similar with virtualization (for running multiple servers)
  • Memory: 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM or higher for virtualization (for running virtual OS), 16 GB is recommended
  • Display: Minimum 14 inch IPS display, Full-HD, 1920 x 1080 Resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, anti-glare, lead display
  • Graphics: Intel HD graphics or similar
  • Renderer: GeForce GTXC 1050 Ti or similar (used for hardware acceleration)
  • Port: 1 but recommended 2 USB Type-A, 1 USB Type-C, HDMI, Audio jack, Micro SD reader
  • Network Interface: Wi-fi 802.11 ac IEEE Standard, Bluetooth 4.1
  • 1 or 2 TB HDD or 512 SSD (Recommended while having to store many projects)

Specifications By Brand

It has been more common nowadays that devices are more powerful. It supports wide and multiple purposes. So, for instance, Mac from Apple has highly managed GPU threads and working and is greatly used for programming in professional as well as in enterprise level. While Dell laptops that support and comes with Linux in-built is mostly used by students and teachers as community and professional level. While windows devices are widely used for virtualized testing of codes and is used for community, professional and enterprise level. Additionally, front end development is supported by many device manufacturers like, Dell, HP, Asus and so on.

For different purposes, you require different specifications in your device. Well some parts, for instance, GPU and CPU are attached component and cannot be upgraded. So, it is quite important to see specifications for your device carefully.

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