Early 2016 Macbook suitable for Computer Science Degree?Watch
I’m hoping to start a Computer Science degree soon which will obviously mean making large computer programs and I will be heavily relying on my laptop during the course.
I was just wondering whether it’s actually worth getting the battery changed on my mac and just using that during my degree or should I just invest in a better laptop?
early 2016 mac
1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core m3 processor
£120 to replace a battery? Apple take the piss. If you've enough to buy a laptop with respectable specs I recommend it, saves you money in the longrun, because the parts of a non Apple laptop are cheaper to replace and you can do the replacement yourself without having to go to the presumably ironically named 'Genius bar'
i have a budget of approx £300-£400 do you think that would be good enough to get a decent laptop?
If they won't, have you googled to see if you can get your battery for particular model for a lot cheaper than £120?
And then find a Youtube video that shows how to replace the battery on your model:
Please bear in mind that a lot of these videos are made by amateurs that apparently take no ESD precautions.
The biggest challenge in replacing Apple batteries is their idiotic habit of gluing them down. A strong thread is a good technique for sawing through the adhesive.
You might want to check that you have an SSD hard drive. If you have a mechanical hard drive replace it with SSD.
With a new battery and an SSD you will have a laptop that will be fine for Computer Science.