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    What laptop would you recommend I purchase? I'm completing Bachelor of Arts at UNSW and thinking of buying the 2016 MacBook Pro

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    Re: Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by Pius View Post
    What laptop would you recommend I purchase? I'm completing Bachelor of Arts at UNSW and thinking of buying the 2016 MacBook Pro
    Yes, it's really good. The touch bar certainly makes a lot of features easier to use (Idk if you're bachelor of arts with music but I know garage band has a lot of touch bar features. In general, apple has great quality anyway so I'd recommend all of them except for an air. Just not sure if you know, but the new MacBook Pro has no USB ports, to my knowledge, it comes with an adaptor.
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    If you're set on getting a macbook, don't get the 2016. You want a convenient laptop that doesn't require you to bring anything else, i.e dongles. The 2016 laptop has no usb ports (only thunderbolt), and it is slightly faster performance-wise than the 2015, that's not to say that the 2015 performance is bad. If you're looking for laptops other than macbooks, maybe look for a zenbook, or a dell xps.

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    Definitely a Mac, I don't think it matters which type really but it has to have USB ports!

    If you are doing music or media based subjects you could get a pro, but if you are just doing more writing based subjects an Air would be fine!
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    Don't get a Mac. Get a Lenovo, they're about $1000 cheaper but has all the same functionality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardf316 View Post
    Don't get a Mac. Get a Lenovo, they're about $1000 cheaper but has all the same functionality.
    I have a thinkpad t460s. Build imo is on par if not better than a mac (it's a enterprise model) and performance is better.

    Cost me $900 or so new.

    If you don't need the Mac OS definitely a great option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueGas View Post
    If you're set on getting a macbook, don't get the 2016. You want a convenient laptop that doesn't require you to bring anything else, i.e dongles. The 2016 laptop has no usb ports (only thunderbolt), and it is slightly faster performance-wise than the 2015, that's not to say that the 2015 performance is bad. If you're looking for laptops other than macbooks, maybe look for a zenbook, or a dell xps.
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    Definitely a Mac, I don't think it matters which type really but it has to have USB ports!

    If you are doing music or media based subjects you could get a pro, but if you are just doing more writing based subjects an Air would be fine!
    What's so important about USB ports? Can't I just use google drive. Also my subjects are all writing based

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pius View Post
    What's so important about USB ports? Can't I just use google drive. Also my subjects are all writing based
    Yeah, but I just like USB points!
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    If ur gonna be an arts student the latest macbook is a must for ur degree
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    Re: Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by Pius View Post
    What's so important about USB ports? Can't I just use google drive. Also my subjects are all writing based
    Transferring large files or many files.

    You might not always have access to internet.

    Backup storage.

    Using a mouse.

    Using a dongle.

    Using a portable CD drive.

    Attaching a printer.

    Redundancy, in case one doesn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squar3root View Post
    If ur gonna be an arts student the latest macbook is a must for ur degree
    Make sure to continually buy every new macbook as they come out as well. Also, you can't be seen dead in class without a coffee.

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    I only know UNSW students get greater discounts on Apple laptops than USYD students (like ~$100 cheaper ) lol
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    Re: Laptop

    What laptop would be good for Computer Science?

    @HeyJes: I'm a UNSW student how/where to I get such discount?
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_matrix View Post
    @HeyJes: I'm a UNSW student how/where to I get such discount?
    Google 'UNSW Apple' and click on the first link it should display another link that directs you to the UNSW education Apple Store

    If you can't find it, use this: http://store.apple.com/au_edu_800094
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    Re: Laptop

    My $450 2-1 laptop (i5 5th gen) has been working great for everything I've ever needed it for (including more intensive stuff like programming/running LAMP stacks etc)

    I dont really see any extra functionality tho , but if you have the $$$ go for dem sweet aesthetics

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