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I've been doing programming for several years now on a MacBook Pro and I would suggest it over any laptop. I am taking mine on my computer science course next year due to apples excellent built quality, however I do have windows and Linux installed on it for work. While other brands might be cheaper they won't last as long and you often don't need all the processing power they offer.


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While other brands might be cheaper they won't last as long and you often don't need all the processing power they offer.
How do you work that out? If you buy a MacBook you're limited to a small number of choices of Ram, CPU and Graphics, if you buy something else there's a lot more choice out there. With the standard being lower powered than a MacBook but plenty of options for a better spec.

In terms how long something might last my personal experience puts the MacBook I owned at the bottom of the pile - Had to get the screen replaced after a gentle knock and the harddrive after about 3 years. In reality everyone's experience is likely to be different so stating your own experience as fact isn't that useful.
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How do you work that out? If you buy a MacBook you're limited to a small number of choices of Ram, CPU and Graphics, if you buy something else there's a lot more choice out there. With the standard being lower powered than a MacBook but plenty of options for a better spec.
Well most people don't need 100's of choices for computer components and often even a Netbook would suit the large majority of people's needs. If people are doing a course that would require just word processing and web surfing I highly doubt that they would care that much about the processing specifications.



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