Laptop for Programming at School?

daniel031792

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Hello Everyone,

I'm majoring in Computer Science this semester and I'm taking Object-oriented programming.
So my dilemma is, that I need a laptop that will last me the rest of the time I'm at school. I have a good home pc running Two 980 ti's. I just need something thats good for school when I'm in class programming.
I'm only going to program on this laptop. I don't need it for gaming or watching movies. I live 10 minutes from the University, I just need a computer at school thats good enough to program on.
I was looking at the surface pro and mac book air.

Any suggestions?
Thanks!
 

weilin

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Another suggestion is the ThinkPad x1 Carbon. Ultrabook (keep the i5, get the QHD screen) that you'd appreciate as a programmer. The extra resolution is makes a (big) difference.
 

weilin

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Another suggestion is the ThinkPad x1 Carbon. Ultrabook (keep the i5, get the QHD screen) that you'd appreciate as a programmer. The extra resolution is makes a (big) difference.
 

daniel031792

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so is an i5 2,5ghz boost to 3.1 with 8gb ram good enough ?
 

weilin

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Assuming you're looking at the 3rd generation Carbons, the i5-5200u, 8GB ram, the QHD monitor (touch or not is up to you) should last you many years.

Be weary of the 2nd generation carbon, the keyboard layout is very weird and you may end up with buyers remorse. The 3rd generation fixes most of the keyboard woes the 2nd had.
 
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