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    I am going on to study a computer related degree in September (hopefully computer systems), and I can't decide which laptop I should invest in I was thinking either the new MacBook or the MacBook Pro. Anyone have any suggestions?


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    I am going on to study a computer related degree in September (hopefully computer systems), and I can't decide which laptop I should invest in I was thinking either the new MacBook or the MacBook Pro. Anyone have any suggestions?


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    There is an obvious answer to this, why would you get the MacBook, it has no benefits compared to the Pro, just get the Pro
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    (Original post by shaunaskelton)
    I am going on to study a computer related degree in September (hopefully computer systems), and I can't decide which laptop I should invest in I was thinking either the new MacBook or the MacBook Pro. Anyone have any suggestions?


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    Mac Book has an outdated dual core processor platform, pro gets multi-cores.
    Go with Mac book pro. It much faster with i7 processor, get atleast the 5th gen i7 or newer. retina displays cost more but I think its not worth it. Generally multicores is usefull for efficiency over power. Dual core kicks in harder all the time so generally its just a burden for the battery to cope the demanding current used by the processor. multicores work well in both demanding and less demanding situations like gaming, photo-editing or using basic spread-sheet software.
    I would suggest you to try using both of these because generally they suit tasks differently.
    Good Luck
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    I have a Microsoft Surface pro 4 laptop and it is so good. I was about to get a macbook before I seen this has the option of being both a full PC and a powerful usable tablet. I also have an iPhone 6 so my opinion is totally objective and non bias like an anti apple person. I just use windows and microsoft based systems in uni so it seemed ideal that I didnt have to learn the Apple ecosystem etc either. Still open to getting a Macbook at some point in future but I'm so happy with my choice. Check it out in a demo at Currys or something, you get so much more bang for your buck given a laptop is a laptop and the surface is a laptop and a bit more.
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    Does it have to be an apply product?
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    No it doesn't have to be apple. If I'm gounf to go for the pro if I go for a macbook, but also going to look into other options. Thanks everyone!
 
 
 
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