Computer suggestions

I was told that there was a thread on here for suggested configurations for a programming computer (currently we use LabVIEW). Does anyone know where that could be found? If not, what are some suggestions (make, model, processor speed, HDD size, RAM, etc.)?

What is your budget?

I’d like to keep it somewhere between $500-900. I know that is pretty wide open, but don’t need overkill either.

This build is a bit over $500 and should be more than enough for programming:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($168.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - A320M GRENADE Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($66.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston - HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Samsung)
Case: DIYPC - Cuboid-G MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg Business)
Power Supply: *Raidmax - Scorpio 535W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($25.98 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter ($36.00 @ B&H)
Total: $537.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-03-07 01:12 EST-0500

That wide of a range is going to have a lotttttt if options. I can’t give you a specific computer, but something with an i5, 6-8gb of RAM, and an SSD instead of an HDD would be plenty enough. Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and

That is a huge budget for a good programming laptop. This year we purchased several laptops for our programmers as our team continues to grow. We purchased the following laptop

The main reason for purchasing these laptops was the 1080p screen, plenty of usb ports, ethernet (a lot of laptops don’t come with one these days), a keyboard with a numeric keypad and a long battery. We swapped out the hard drives for SSD and you can get those for under 100 bucks for 256gb.

I am sure there are those that will price out a 900 dollar laptop that may work “marginally” better for programming than the computer above but for the price of the Acer laptop you can get 2 which creates more access for more students.

Good Luck!

We just bought 2 of these for programming. $600 is a great price for these specs.