Laptop for Coding, Web Browsing, and Work

Helicity

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Hi everyone,

Last year, y'all helped with the building of my high-end gaming PC, which I am very thankful for. It runs great. However, the laptop that I have had for the last 6 years is getting due for a replacement. I currently have a Dell XPS 15 that I use every day for work (web browsing, Microsoft Office, coding in Python) and I want to get a replacement laptop that can do the same tasks as the one I have now (minus the slow speed, overheating, fan running constantly for the simplest task...). This laptop does not need to be used for gaming.

I'm torn with what I should go with for an OS. It's been a long while since I've last researched laptops and I know that you really can't pick and choose which parts you want. On one hand, if I go with a Windows laptop it will likely be a lot less expensive and probably do everything I want just fine. But, there is the question about what am I actually getting as there are numerous different manufacturers of Windows laptops. On the other hand, while Macs are considerably more expensive, I know that their build quality is excellent and I am familiar with the iOS. My coworkers also all have Macs and we will trade code and documents between each other frequently.

If someone would be willing to help me make my decision and suggest a recommendation for a specific laptop, that would be excellent.

Thanks.
 
The base model MBP is only good for people who want to look super awesome in their local coffee shop. Once you slap 16gb of ram and 512gb of storage you will be well into $2k territory.

So what it really comes down to is if the convinence of MacOS both for your use and working with coworkers is worth that? If so then get the MBP, of not then get a lenovo or similar.
 

Helicity

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Dec 9, 2015
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Not really. It's more of a preference of which OS I am more comfortable using for coding and work. For these tasks, I am definitely more comfortable with a Mac. I am eligible for educational discounts through Apple but I'm not sure if the 13" MacBook Pro for $1199 would be enough for my needs. I will likely be writing coding programs that involve fetching a lot of data and I don't want my laptop to become bogged down.
 
The base model MBP is only good for people who want to look super awesome in their local coffee shop. Once you slap 16gb of ram and 512gb of storage you will be well into $2k territory.

So what it really comes down to is if the convinence of MacOS both for your use and working with coworkers is worth that? If so then get the MBP, of not then get a lenovo or similar.
 
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