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    Hi, Basically I need a new laptop but am unsure what to get. I'm studying a design course so need it to be compatible with photoshop and illustrator etc and was looking into buying a macbook pro, but I don't want to blow all my money if there's a better and cheaper PC out there.

    I would like one with as much battery life as possible (as mine has about 2 hours and is really annoying!) And preferably one thats quiet and doesn't overheat as soon as you switch it on as mine unfortunatly does.

    I am willing to pay up to £1000 if I have to.

    Has anyone got any suggestions/ recommendations?

    Thanks
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    Macs are pretty good for design AFAIK and has battery life thats better than Windows based laptops, so in this situation I would probably go with a Mac.

    The only thing I would think about is, if can adapt to Mac OSX.
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    Macbook Pro 13" on Apple Education Store

    Then get a 128gb SSD and 8gb ram from www.crucial.com

    I'm doing it as my mate has and its a beast of a machine. Don't get the upgrades from Apple as they are way over the top in price and make sure you get Apple Care.

    This will cost you about £1200 altogether and its well worth saving £200 more for.

    Also, I forgot to mention, If you need a bigger screen whilst editing then buy a monitor with a DVI/HDMI input and then get a Mini DisplayPort to DVI/HDMI (depending on the connection on your monitor) to hook your MBP up.

    That way you have

    1. A powerful machine
    2. A fast machine
    3. Portability with the Macbook Pro 13"
    4. A bigger screen to do editing back at your home/halls.

    You have everything you need all for under £1400. I can't wait to have mine set up !
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    Vaio F series, but the battery life is pretty bad - max around 2.5 hours for me, but this is powerful and I use it as a desktop replacement instead of moving it around.
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    I love my 13"...




    Macbook Pro.
    I mean who doesn't love a 10 hour battery life!
    I use mine for Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign and software like that.
    holds up fine!
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    If you want it specifically for your Designing or as a main use, then Macs were built for Design and Web Interface.
 
 
 
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