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Best Laptops for Machine Learning and AI

Updated: Jan 13


a man with a laptop for machine learning and AI

It's no secret that machine learning is powerful – and yes, powerful in the way it's shaping progress at remarkable speed — but also for notoriously requiring intensely powerful GPUs to run more intensive programs.


And while large-language models will likely write this article better than I can someday, I wanted to break down the best laptops in 2024 for the tech revolution we're now undergoing (while I still can).


I rated the following laptops on 5 main aspects I think are critical to efficiently running ML programs well — memory, processor, GPU, storage and, of course, price.


Best Laptop Under $500


The Lenovo IdeaPad is by far the best laptop for ML if you're on a budget and don't want to shell out over a thousand to get a PC on steroids. The specs for the Ideapad honestly beat a lot of other more expensive laptops that will pop up on ill-researched lists. With 1TB of storage, 20GB of RAM and an AMD Athlon dual-core processor, this laptop punches far above its weight and honestly is a steal at this price. I think the main con here is that the AMD Athlon, while a good processor, isn't the best in 2023, and the Lenovo's memory leaves a bit more to be desired.



Best Overall Laptop for Machine Learning

Samsung's latest 2023 Galaxy Book I think is truly their best yet. This thing isn't just powerful, it's ultra thin and super light. But the performance shines -- the latest 13th-gen Intel Core processor is one of the fastest on the market, and you can even get a 30-min charge to 40% which adds convenience I love. The display isn't essential for my machine learning or artificial intelligence tasks, but it is nice to have such high-resolution for multitasking.



Best Overall Laptop for Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The 2023 MacBook Pro is a difficult one to beat in the market currently -- it's a 12-core CPU and 19-core GPU, and its M2 chip is blazing fast. This laptop is going to be a powerhouse for running AI programs for years to come, and is a reliable computer used by many of the best programmers and data science professionals in the industry.



Specification

Details of 2023 MacBook Pro M2 Max

Screen Size

14.2 Inches

Hard Disk Size

1 TB

RAM Memory Installed Size

36 GB

Operating System

Mac OS

Processor

M3 Max with up to 16-core CPU and up to 40-core GPU

Battery Life

Up to 18 hours

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, MagSafe charging port, three Thunderbolt 4 ports, SDXC card slot, HDMI port, headphone jack







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Ryan Smoot
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