Hey everyone. I'm heading back to college here in August and I am looking for a portable to have with me. I currently have a pretty nice desktop I built about 6 months ago with Win 7 Professional. I am in computer information technology so I didn't know if maybe having a mac would be good or not? I don't think it could hurt. I dont need to game on this laptop as I use my desktop for that. I am just looking for something to get me out of the apartment and study elsewere or to join study sessions or just to have with me in class and on campus. Im looking for something light, great battery life as I am wanting to leave it on all day and I want a 13.3 inch screen as its not to big but not to small.
As far as the macbook goes, I was looking at the Intel core 2 duo (unless i3 gets put in soon), 4 gb ram, 250 gb hdd, 13.3 screen, card reader and I need a cd drive built in. I have seen some Asus models that dont have them. Im really trying to find a reason to get the macbook as I like them and already have a pc and I know I can use windows 7 with bootcamp but I guess If I can get more for the money as a pc goes, then I'll go that route. Being an CIT major, I dont want to wish I never got the macbook either. I have used them but never owned one. Im not looking for any macbook hate here either. I am just looking for some honest answers and help.
So far I have these on my list.
1. Macbook Pro
2. Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 13
3. Dell in here maybe?
4. Asus in here maybe?
Well, the question is, what does the CIT dept. at your school use? Do they use MS based products for teaching and practical use? Do you do a lot of graphic intensive work? I'd say if you find yourself doing a lot of graphical based things, I'd shoot for the MAC. If not, I'd may be take a look into a Windows based PC like an Asus g73jh. With that, you'd have plenty of graphics power if you find yourself doing more of it and in general, more power than the current Macbook lineup (even though I hear Apple may update the line).