Windows laptop or MacBook for uni (on an engineering course)?

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I’m going into uni this year and i want to get a laptop that will at least last my whole uni life (so 4 or 5 years). I’m doing an engineering course at Bristol and while I’m pretty sure a lot of the engineering programs are on school computers, I’d still want a laptop for everything else i may need it for in uni.
And while I’m at it I’d also like to play a few light/mid range games on the side like Minecraft or something (not for extended periods of time just here and there)
So Ive found three options:
A) a gaming laptop, Lenovo legion 5 (https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/gaming...20328-pdt.html)

B) A MacBook Pro or air

C) this hp envy x360 i saw in the store (https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/comput...06964-pdt.html)

Can anyone with more experience or knowledge help give advise on what would be best? As you can see my price range is roughly around £500-£1000
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(Original post by jt4213)
I’m going into uni this year and i want to get a laptop that will at least last my whole uni life (so 4 or 5 years). I’m doing an engineering course at Bristol and while I’m pretty sure a lot of the engineering programs are on school computers, I’d still want a laptop for everything else i may need it for in uni.
And while I’m at it I’d also like to play a few light/mid range games on the side like Minecraft or something (not for extended periods of time just here and there)
So Ive found three options:
A) a gaming laptop, Lenovo legion 5 (https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/gaming...20328-pdt.html)

B) A MacBook Pro or air

C) this hp envy x360 i saw in the store (https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/comput...06964-pdt.html)

Can anyone with more experience or knowledge help give advise on what would be best? As you can see my price range is roughly around £500-£1000
Hi,
Have you checked out Apple refurbished laptops? If you go into the apple website and then search refurbished macs and they come out cheaper.
I based off my purchase off weather I want to use Air Drop with documents and photos etc. just to speed up things. Big storage is helpful for big capacity/constant work.
idk if this helped? Good luck with your engineering!
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Go for the legion 5 or HP Envy. I’m not too sure with your degree but I assume you’ll need some specialist software and it’ll obviously operate better on a windows laptop. Also a MacBook is not the best for gaming.
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