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My sister got me a Toshiba Chrombook for Christmas, nearly 2 years ago now. I still get minimum 8 hours out of the battery, if I don't watch videos I can even stretch it to 12 hours. Whereas I've found in the past a laptop's battery life quickly run down, even after just a years use.
Just make sure everything you need can be done on a chromebook first.
If you don't need special programmes for your course or hobbies, I see no reason to get a macbook as they're significantly more expensive.
I don't really know too much about the Chromebook, but the reason I changed from windows laptops to an apple laptop was because I always found that windows laptops became really slow after a year or so of use.
I personally would say MacBook Air but obviously there's a big different in price between these two so it's up to you.
The price of a macbook is high (£1200) whereas you could buy a decent chromebook for ~£200. The reliability of the latter is also something to consider; it's less susceptible to viruses and malware meaning it would require less maintenance than a macbook- that could be a big factor when it comes to using up your time whilst at uni. Personally, and I'm quite simple when it comes to laptops, unless the macbook offers something that you need that a chromebook doesn't, go for the chromebook.