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By Ankit Sharma
Laptops have become ubiquitous today, and everyone — from school kids to young adults, and from working professionals to home-makers uses laptops for various purposes. That said, even during their nascency, laptops were primarily used by coders, programmers, and stockbrokers.
Programmers rely on personal computers and laptops to get their work done, and more than anyone, they need powerful machines that not only execute operations quickly, but the displays have to be better, and the keyboard they use must be sophisticated and user-friendly.
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Thus, for a programmer, a lot of factors have to be taken into consideration before purchasing a new laptop. From fast processors to decent RAM size, and form long-lasting batteries to easy-on-the-eye displays, it is imperative that due diligence is done, and a laptop that caters to their every requirement is chosen. Considering the pandemic has forced working professionals to work from their living quarters and homes, one cannot take any chances with their devices.
If you are on the hunt for a new laptop that lets you do your programming work with greater efficacy and ease, we have curated a list of the seven best laptop models just for you!
Lenovo IdeaPad S145
The Lenovo IdeaPad S145 laptop, which combines performance with affordability. Considering the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted (and depleted) our financial resources in one way or the other, our primary consideration, at least for the first model, is a powerful machine that is budget-friendly.
This Lenovo laptop is powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U processor, with a base clock speed of 2.2GHz and a maximum speed of 3.4GHz. This device flaunts a 15.6-inch Full HD anti-glare display, which lets you work on the laptop for long hours without causing any discomfort.
Combining impressive specs such as 4GB RAM, with excellent features, such as a 180-degree hinge and a battery life of up to 5.5 hours, this laptop is perfect for programmers that are looking for a relatively inexpensive laptop.
HP Spectre X360 13-aw0204TU
If you are looking for the best programming laptop, buying an HP laptop won’t disappoint you. With a price tag of around Rs. 1 lakh, this is a mid-premium device that assures you of a powerful and seamless performance. The HP Spectre X360 laptop is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, and comes with 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD storage, and an exquisite 13-inch Full HD touch-screen display, with Intel Iris Plus Graphics, which facilitates an immersive viewing experience.
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 20RAS0W500 Laptop
One of the best mid-range Lenovo laptops available today, the ThinkPad E14 comes with ThinkPad Reliability, which is 12-military specifications certified and can withstand rough and rugged usage. This laptop can also easily withstand accidental drops and spills, while it is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10210U processor, clocking at 1.6GHz, with a maximum speed of 4.2GHz!
This ensures that the laptop is extremely fast and responsive, while the 8GB RAM and 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD storage ensure faster boot-up times and easy multitasking capabilities. The cherry on top is its battery life, with the laptop boasting nearly 13 hours of battery life while supporting the Rapid Charge feature, which charges the device up to 80 percent in just one hour!
HP EliteBook 1040 G4 14-inch Laptop
One of the best premium laptops available in the market today, the HP EliteBook 1040 is a versatile device but packs serious power. Its sleek and thin chassis enhances its aesthetics, while it is powered by the 7th Gen Intel Core i7 7820HQ processor and the laptop packs 16GB DDR4 RAM.
This ensures that the laptop can execute any and every task you throw at it at lightning speed. Furthermore, this device flaunts a 14-inch display, and comes with Intel UHD 620 Graphics GPU, elevating your viewing experience, while protecting your eyes even if you work for long hours on the laptop.
MacBook Air (2020)
There isn’t anything that hasn’t been saying about the new MacBook Air model that would surprise you. It goes without saying that the MacBook Air (2020) model is one of the best laptops available today, and comes with the ultra-fast M1 chip, which has an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU, along with a 16-core Neural Engine, enabling it to perform trillions of tasks every second!
The device also comes with 8GB unified memory and 512GB SSD storage, which ensures that it runs without any lags, no matter how many programs or applications you are working on at the same time.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 VDH-00013
Blending powerful performance with convenience, the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is a programmer’s dream PC. This device is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i3-1005G1 processor and flaunts a 12.3-inch Pixelsense display, while it is also touchscreen-enabled, so you can use it as a laptop, or as a tablet.
The 2-in-1 device boasts 4GB DDR4 RAM, and 128GB SSD storage while weighing just 0.77 kgs, making it ultra-portable. One of the biggest pros of purchasing this laptop is its battery life, as it can function for up to 10.5 hours on a single charge!
Google Pixelbook GA00124-US
Another excellent laptop that promises convenience, along with powerful performance is the Google Pixelbook. This model is also the first to integrate a virtual assistant, while it is powered by the 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor. With exceptional specifications like 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage, the Google Pixelbook is perfect for programmers that want a sleek, stylish, and portable device that is extremely powerful.
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South Korea remained the No. 2 supplier of popular content to Netflix in the fourth quarter of last year, US online media have reported. According to What's On Netflix, a private online site that provides information on Netflix content, on Wednesday (US time), South Korean-made shows accounted for 11.8 per cent of the top 10 films and TV series in the final three months of 2021.
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Korean content thus ranked No. 2 for the second consecutive quarter after the United States, which accounted for 59 per cent, reports Yonhap News Agency. The figures are based on data by the streaming analytics firm FlixPatrol, it added. It marked a sharp increase from its share of 5.4 per cent for the third quarter, thanks to the breakout hit 'Squid Game', released on September 17, and other hit series.
South Korean-made shows accounted for 11.8 per cent of the top 10 films and TV series in the final three months of 2021. | Unsplash
"The fourth quarter of 2021 is likely to be an outlier with the arrival of 'Squid Game', but Korean content has been on a slow march up the charts regardless of 'Squid Game'," the report said. 'Squid Game' became the most successful Netflix show in history, with its total viewership reaching a record 1.65 billion hours in the first four weeks of its release.
Two subsequent series, the fantasy horror 'Hellbound' and the sci-fi thriller 'The Silent Sea', also topped Netflix's official weekly viewership chart for non-English TV shows. (IANS/ MBI)
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There has been a significant growth in adoption as well as deepening of digital payments across the country, showed the Reserve Bank of India - Digital Payments Index (RBI-DPI) on Wednesday. Accordingly, the index reading for September 2021 rose to 304.06 (index value) from 270.59 in March 2021. "The RBI-DPI Index continues to demonstrate significant growth in adoption and deepening of digital payments across the country," the RBI said in a statement.
Starting from March 2018, the index stood at 153.47 in March 2019, 173.49 in September 2019. This improved to 207.84 in March 2020, 217.74 in September 2020 and further increased to 270.59 in March 2021. Earlier, the RBI had announced construction of the composite index with March 2018 as a base to capture the extent of digitisation of payments across the country.
Starting from March 2018, the index stood at 153.47 in March 2019, 173.49 in September 2019. | Wikimedia Commons
The RBI-DPI comprises of five broad parameters that enable measurement of deepening and penetration of digital payments in the country over different time periods.Notably, these parameters are 'payment enablers', 'payment infrastructure -- demand side factors', 'payment infrastructure -- suppy side factors', 'payment performance' and 'consumer centricity'.Each of these parameters have sub-parameters which, in turn, consist of various measurable indicators. (IANS/ MBI)
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After an embarrassingly slow start to the crypto new year, the tides of the crypto machine are starting to change and with it, the investors of Avalanche and HUH Token have received some rather spectacular rewards.
The cryptocurrency market this week saw value increases of over 20% and that’s enough to signal to any crypto investor that things are going better in the crypto sphere than last weeks value increase percentages, which, for the most part, were on a downtrend.
But with the spirits of the cryptocurrency community well and truly perked up, it’s no wonder that hungry crypto investors like yourself are looking for the next bonus round of value increases.
What’s So Special About Avalanche?
You might be wondering how two altcoins, like Avalanche and HUH Token, have popped up on your deep search of the crypto sphere and it’s for good reason … these two cryptocurrencies saw an exponential increase in value this week and with it, have driven the crypto community crazy with investment potential.
It seems like the crypto bug has been biting and the crypto sphere is regaining its pre-New Year vigour.
Avalanche the low-cost, eco-friendly programmable smart contracts platform saw an astonishing 3,042% from that point and investors are rejoicing at their before-the-curve investment in an altcoin.
Though if the numbers and investment trends of 2021 are anything to go off, altcoins like Avalanche and HUH Token are becoming the prefered crypto choice for whale investors.
HUH Token are making steps in this direction with their play-to-earn game launching in February.Dailyhodi
Not many currencies saw such a drastic increase of value like Avalanche, and aside from its forward-thinking, inclusive crypto technology, this is one of the abilities that make Avalanche special.
Its continuing growth potential.
Never Heard Of HUH Token, HUH?
Now, this might not be true for the seasoned crypto lover reading this article, however for those of you who are new to the crypto sphere, HUH Token is the altcoin trailblazer that launched a little over a month ago.
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HUH Token saw an incredible increase and is set to see more value rises over the next month with its 500 wide influencer launch, play-to-earn launch and dropping their presale holders NFTs on the 31st of January.
It’s events like these that often cause value spikes in altcoins and for that reason, HUH holders are more than thrilled with Utimeme.
HUH Token is the blend of blockchain technology and holder-centric values that most investors crave because it allows them to have greater input over what happens to their well-earned money.
Like Avalanche, HUH Token is a currency that wants to bring a new kind of crypto investor to the market, and that’s one from any kind of financial background… HUH Token are making steps in this direction with their play-to-earn game launching in February.
These are some of the reasons that a bonus round for those who missed out on the crypto windfall of January 1st investors, could be around the corner.
Remember, it’s always best to do your research into crypto before investing and you can begin your search by visiting the links below or going to Avalanche and HUH Token websites.
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