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Hey everyone! I am sure that some of us are looking in the market for a new laptop. I want to make this thread so current laptop owners can share what laptops they have and how it is going for them. 

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Macbook Pro 13in 2016 Model w/o touchbar. its fantastic
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If you are looking for the best bang for your buck, DO NOT GET A MAC! Get a good windows machine, but make sure it has two things: at least an Intel i5 processor, and a solid-state drive. You will not be disappointed. 
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I could not agree more!!
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I have a macbook air 13inch. It's ok but if price is an issue, you go definately go for something cheaper. The battery is great, performance is good, and generally a decent laptop. If you are seriously considering one, the lowest price i've seen is $999.
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Benson "I use a MacBook and still claim to play Steam games" Law.
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Is there student pricing, if so how much is it?
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I believe there is student pricing. But $999 at best buy is the lowest I've ever seen it. Wait until boxing day or smth
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I have an HP Pavilion, the specs are okay but the usage is fine so far. 
Specs: 
AMD processor
8GB Hard drive
1TB storage
15.6" display
touchscreen :)
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Just gonna put out some specs that are, what I believe to be, most ideal..

-Intel i5 or i7 (i7 is newer but tends to be about $200 more expensive)
-At least 8GB of hard drive (this tends to be the ideal storage amount and probably good for at least 4 years of university)
-1TB storage (i mean... why not more storage)
-15.6" (personal preference, I prefer a bigger screen but 15.6" is not too big and easily fits in my school backpack, its about a half an inch larger than my binder on all sides, its not heavy for a laptop)

Things to Consider
-Touchscreen (seems appealing, it did to me lol, but it doesn't come in much use other than it looks cool to others and its cool to use sometimes but if you're debating between 2 and the touchscreen one is significantly ($100<) more expensive than the other, go with the normal one.
-Appearance! (I know that it shouldn't be that important but you realistically shouldn't be ashamed to pull out your laptop)
-USB ports (I would say 3 min, typically there is 3 but just check!)
-HDMI ports (though now most projectors don't need the traditional HDMI cord, most old ones do and its just handy to plug it into a projector)
-CD/DVD drive (especially in university if you need to watch something that's on a DVD, you're not gonna have a DVD player so why not just use your laptop, most laptops do have it but just look out for it)


That's all I can think of right now but if you have any specific questions feel free to reply here or better yet message me :)
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just realized I posted this on anon but just reply if you have any questions!

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I think that you meant 8GB RAM not hard drive
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Does anyone know when the 2018 MacBook release date is? I want to get a new laptop for university and I am debating if I should wait for the newest version to come out....
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I have a Macbook Pro 13 w/o touchbar and I love it! However, one of its main pros for me was that I can easily sync everything with my iPhone. If you don't have an iPhone, that kind of goes out the window.
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How much did you pay?
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Got a 13.3" Macbook Air on sale for $999 (reg. $1199.99)

A little bit about the laptop (i just got this off the Apple website - unfortunately don't have too much in depth knowledge about laptops but here it is so you don't have to go looking for it)
1.8GHz Processor
128 GB Storage 
1.8GHz dual-core
Intel Core i5 processor Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 
memory 128GB SSD storage1 
Intel HD Graphics 6000

Personally I love it and have had no problems with it. Got it because of its durability/portability and the quality you can expect with a mac. Was hesitant at first to get it b/c I thought it was overpriced and the layout is a lot different from what I'm used to with a regular windows computer but I find that it's pretty easy to navigate so don't let that be too big of a concern (if it is at all). 

- 2 USB ports
- no CD/DVD player
- no touchscreen

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I have a MacBook Air 13”, from what I’ve seen around campus I think it’s the most common laptop to have. It’s worked fine for me so far I just use it to take notes, watch movies, do assignments etc. The battery lasts a long time I charge it like once every 2 days and even then there’s like 45% battery left. Also it charges super fast like fully charged within an hour and a half. I’ve never had the bottom get hot. I think it’s a good laptop to have and it’s all u need if you’re in arts, business or a program that doesn’t have a heavy workload. I’ve noticed that the majority of people I know in the health sciences, comp sci etc. Have MacBooks or MacBook pros (or just more powerful laptops in general). Honestly though you don’t need to invest in an expensive laptop for university, just one where you can take notes on and access the internet and do assignments. The MacBook Air is nice but you could definetely get buy with like a $200 laptop or even a tablet with a keyboard.
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What laptop should I get as a compsci major?
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What laptop show i get , im going in to health science and my budget is 900 dollars

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Well if your program doesn’t specify that you need a specific laptop or a specially powerful laptop then you can honestly get away with anything that runs the internet on it. I saw one guy taking class notes on his phone and lots of people use paper. Of course you need some type of access to internet to do online assignments but if you were really desperate you could use your phone for those. So really any laptop would work imo, I’ve seen people just invest in an iPad and a keyboard too and it works fine for them
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I have a 13 inch Macbook Air that I bought for $1K including taxes, and I definitely think it was a bad investment. Upwards of $1K for a computer that can perform the same functions as...well basically every other computer on earth is pointless. So, if a Mac is one of your options I'd definitely say save your money. Though, it is very user friendly and the battery lasts me a full day of classes. But like I said before, definitely opt for something cheaper if you can. There are good HP and Dell laptops priced anywhere from $400-$700 that will give you everything you need for university.
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