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Any advice on the best laptop to buy for uni? are there any better suited for creative subjects? budget £1000-£1500
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Check if there are any specific programs your course requires and could you please provide a budget as there's no point in recommending a laptop that is £1000 if someone's budget is £500.
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Check if there are any specific programs your course requires and could you please provide a budget as there's no point in recommending a laptop that is £1000 if someone's budget is £500.
budget £1000-£1500
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If you prefer MacOS, you should definitely get the new MacBook Pro with a M1 chip. I cannot recommend these enough and this is coming from someone who does not like MacOS at all.

If you prefer Windows, you can't go wrong with a HP Envy at 14" or a Dell XPS 13 or 15.
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As you are looking for a creative courses device you will most likely want a touchscreen with a stylus. For this, I would recommend the surface laptop 4 along with a Surface Pen. An AMD processor would give you better performance and battery life so if you could get hold of one of those that would be great. Also, 16GB of Memory is a minimum in my eyes. If you don't want a touchscreen, you can't go wrong with a Dell XPS 15, a bit pricey but one of the better laptops out there.

If you would prefer MacOS (which personally I do as it just works compares to Windows) you could either wait for the student discount sale from apple and get a MacBook pro with some free AirPods or you could wait until the next generation of MacBook pros come out later in the year. The new generation will have better screens, a better processor and a sleeker design. However, they don't come with a touchscreen.

You could just get an iPad Pro with an apple pencil if you could deal without the full functionality of a laptop, I would recommend the larger display as it has a much better screen.
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