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    I am hoping to do a Computer Science course next year, and I have been saving up for a new computer for a long time, I am looking to get a Laptop because of the advantages of being able to work on the go.

    But can anyone doing a computer science course give me some recommendations on what to get, should I go Windows or Mac? Is it worth forking out for an expensive one?

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    Email your University and see what primary operating system they are using and what software they use. This can help make your decision on what you need.

    I'm doing Computer Science and I chose a Windows platform as this is the platform my University uses and will install Linux as they use this as well. But you can get a Macbook Pro and use bootcamp but it's up to you.

    I personally chose the Surface Pro 3 - i5 256gb 8gb model because it has a pen so you can instantly write notes or copy the diagrams of what the lecture is showing. I highly recommend a SP3 but the basic model will do (i5 128gb 4gb) tbh.
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    (Original post by dunno203)
    Email your University and see what primary operating system they are using and what software they use. This can help make your decision on what you need.

    I'm doing Computer Science and I chose a Windows platform as this is the platform my University uses and will install Linux as they use this as well. But you can get a Macbook Pro and use bootcamp but it's up to you.

    I personally chose the Surface Pro 3 - i5 256gb 8gb model because it has a pen so you can instantly write notes or copy the diagrams of what the lecture is showing. I highly recommend a SP3 but the basic model will do (i5 128gb 4gb) tbh.
    Thanks! The pen sounds very useful, I didn't even consider that.
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    (Original post by dunno203)
    Email your University and see what primary operating system they are using and what software they use. This can help make your decision on what you need.

    I'm doing Computer Science and I chose a Windows platform as this is the platform my University uses and will install Linux as they use this as well. But you can get a Macbook Pro and use bootcamp but it's up to you.

    I personally chose the Surface Pro 3 - i5 256gb 8gb model because it has a pen so you can instantly write notes or copy the diagrams of what the lecture is showing. I highly recommend a SP3 but the basic model will do (i5 128gb 4gb) tbh.
    Chosing the SP3 isn't stupid.. But what about when it comes to coding or other resource-intensives software, can it handle well?

    This had me drooling all over the floor lol. That absolutely kills the macbook pro
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    (Original post by Pungolini)
    Chosing the SP3 isn't stupid.. But what about when it comes to coding or other resource-intensives software, can it handle well?

    This had me drooling all over the floor lol. That absolutely kills the macbook pro
    Yeah the SP3 is so much better than the Macbook Pro. My i5 256gb 8gb ram model can handle everything I throw at it; we code in Java for the first year and it handles it perfectly fine.

    Surface book looks great; wish I waited but not regretting my decision to get the SP3! The type cover keyboard is odd at first but I can type as normal now.
 
 
 
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