New computer for engineering

Jordan1226

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I'm going to study engineering and i need i new pc. I'll use autocad and similar and i wass looking for pc like dell xps 15 or macbook pro. My budget is around €1600. Any advices?
 

Chugalug_

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Great laptop if you can get one at a decent price, which is the issue here.
You're paying 400 pounds more for a laptop with a thinner profile and the same specs, it really isn't worth it.
A 25% heavier laptop is definitely worth it for a saving of 400 pounds, I mean it's still relatively slim, and you're going to be using it on a desk or carrying it on your back most of the time anyway. :/
It's 500g of weight, but if you really want to pay more for the XPS 15, I can't stop you. :(
 

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Chugalug_

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Do you need OS/keyboard/mouse/headphones/monitor?
Are you limited to a laptop?
Desktops have much better performance if you can get one for your dorm and a separate workstation laptop.
 

Chugalug_

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Jan 28, 2016
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Chugalug_

Estimable
Jan 28, 2016
763
0
5,960
136
Great laptop if you can get one at a decent price, which is the issue here.
You're paying 400 pounds more for a laptop with a thinner profile and the same specs, it really isn't worth it.
A 25% heavier laptop is definitely worth it for a saving of 400 pounds, I mean it's still relatively slim, and you're going to be using it on a desk or carrying it on your back most of the time anyway. :/
It's 500g of weight, but if you really want to pay more for the XPS 15, I can't stop you. :(
 

Cmlalibe

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Don't go with Mac, I promise you that you will have a class that requires a program that only availible on a windows.
That's my advice.
Currently in Aerospace Engineering
 
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