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    (Original post by Reece.W.J)
    I just like them
    You know you can get white laptops too.
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    (Original post by Reece.W.J)
    1.3GHz dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz
    8GB 1866MHz LPDDR3 memory
    256GB SSD storage
    Intel HD Graphics 615
    Backlit Keyboard - British
    £1,339.00
    Or,
    2.3GHz dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
    8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
    128GB SSD storage
    Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
    Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
    Backlit Keyboard - British
    £1,249.00
    ????
    Idk but I think the cheapest one seems better just slightly less storage but it’s only for school work. I’m in year 12 and will hope to use it all through uni. I can get the bottom one for pretty much £1k
    You sure the cpu on top one is 1.3GHz?
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    The baseline Retina MacBook Pro is the default answer for "what MacBook should I get?" questions, if you don't have a particular use case then it's the best balance of performance, portability and price of Apple's current offerings. If you need more storage buy an external HDD for your documents and media libraries and save the internal storage for applications and key files.
    What year is that one? Can you still get them new?
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    (Original post by niteninja1)
    You sure the cpu on top one is 1.3GHz?
    Yes, copy and paste from the apple site for both
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    (Original post by Reece.W.J)
    1.3GHz dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz
    8GB 1866MHz LPDDR3 memory
    256GB SSD storage
    Intel HD Graphics 615
    Backlit Keyboard - British
    £1,339.00
    Or,
    2.3GHz dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
    8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
    128GB SSD storage
    Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
    Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
    Backlit Keyboard - British
    £1,249.00
    ????
    Idk but I think the cheapest one seems better just slightly less storage but it’s only for school work. I’m in year 12 and will hope to use it all through uni. I can get the bottom one for pretty much £1k
    I'd go for the second one personally. And you can always store school work externally, whether that be on cloud storage or a USB stick :yes:

    But, IMO only get a MacBook if you have the money and you need it for portability; otherwise, I'd just recommend a Windows PC for school work.
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    (Original post by RoyalSheepy)
    I'd go for the second one personally. And you can always store school work externally, whether that be on cloud storage or a USB stick :yes:

    But, IMO only get a MacBook if you have the money and you need it for portability; otherwise, I'd just recommend a Windows PC for school work.
    Yeah I can upload my work to the school server
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    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    You know you can get white laptops too.
    Yeah I would get an air but they’re only in white so I won’t even consider. It also matches my phone
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    (Original post by niteninja1)
    You sure the cpu on top one is 1.3GHz?
    yes apple really does use that slow level of CPU and really does charge that much for it lmao
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    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    yes apple really does use that slow level of CPU and really does charge that much for it lmao
    seems awful at first, but it does turbo up to 3.2. whether the OP will actually need that, or whether it will end up burning your lap, (the cooling is infamously horrific as you'll probably know and not designed to handle much stress) are different matters entirely.
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    Does seem a bit of a waste if it's simply for browsing and school work though...

    A windows laptop a fraction of the price can work fine for many years, but if you're adamant about buying one, then go for the low spec model (since you aren't going to be doing anything intensive anyway).

    Out of curiosity, what makes you like Macbooks so much that you are willing to spend 3 times the amount if it's just for school work?
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    Does seem a bit of a waste if it's simply for browsing and school work though...

    A windows laptop a fraction of the price can work fine for many years, but if you're adamant about buying one, then go for the low spec model (since you aren't going to be doing anything intensive anyway).

    Out of curiosity, what makes you like Macbooks so much that you are willing to spend 3 times the amount if it's just for school work?
    Pairs with my phone.
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    (Original post by Reece.W.J)
    What year is that one? Can you still get them new?
    I meant whatever baseline model of MacBook Pro is being sold at the time, so 2017 I guess.

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    I’m going to use it for general school work. Tabs open, research, and word
    Yeah, just get the cheapest Retina MBP currently on sale.
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    (Original post by Baaah)
    Does seem a bit of a waste if it's simply for browsing and school work though...

    A windows laptop a fraction of the price can work fine for many years, but if you're adamant about buying one, then go for the low spec model (since you aren't going to be doing anything intensive anyway).

    Out of curiosity, what makes you like Macbooks so much that you are willing to spend 3 times the amount if it's just for school work?
    My only other consideration would be Microsoft surface
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    (Original post by Reece.W.J)
    My only other consideration would be Microsoft surface
    I would strongly recommend that - I was pretty skeptical of the surface until I used a friends, and it's an incredibly powerful little machine that does it's job really well. It is essentially an actual computer in tablet form, rather than the "pseudo pc/mac" that other tablets (notably ipads) end up being. They also have a lot of bang for their buck, with the only caveat potentially being that if you want to store a lot of files you'll want an external - which is true anyway if you do need to keep records of a lot of files.
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    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    I would strongly recommend that - I was pretty skeptical of the surface until I used a friends, and it's an incredibly powerful little machine that does it's job really well. It is essentially an actual computer in tablet form, rather than the "pseudo pc/mac" that other tablets (notably ipads) end up being. They also have a lot of bang for their buck, with the only caveat potentially being that if you want to store a lot of files you'll want an external - which is true anyway if you do need to keep records of a lot of files.
    Ok thanks
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