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I had no problem using the 13" screen. Now let me say that I had no coding experience prior to this little "adventure" so I had no preferences going in. I would occasionally connect it to an external display but found myself primarily using it on my lap or on my desk on the 13" screen alone. Of course, the amount of code that I needed to work with was small so I did not need a lot of screen real estate.

Ya I understand.... well I guess what is the point of a laptop if it is large anyways, right? I guess 15 inch is viable, but deffinately not 17. And if more space is needed then I should be at a desk anyways, and will have access to my monitor
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If you're concerned with the pricing, perhaps consider a used Macbook instead? The build quality on Macbooks is great, but you could also argue that a quality PC laptop would last you just as long.

For portability, Macbooks are about equal to Ultrabooks. I'm using a Lenovo Y500 right now, and although it is a great laptop, it's not as portable as I though it was going to be. I get ~5 hours of batter life, but it weighs 6lbs and is nearly as large as my 17" notebook.

Make a list of Pros and Cons for each situation.

How to do you like that lenovo? That was my choice as a PC laptop
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I got a mac because of the software that comes bundled with them, the software that can be used on them, and my personal liking of OSX over Windows.

Garageband and iMovie are two prime examples. If I were to buy the Windows equivalent of these for my Windows PC I'd already be spending a couple of hundred dollars more. And they're both very good at what they do.

Then for the more advanced users there's Logic and Final Cut. Yes, there are Windows alternatives that cost about the same but I prefer these. That's why I got a Mac. And again, I just happen to like OSX better. Plus, you can always run Windows from inside a Mac, but you can't do the same on a PC.
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Ya I understand.... well I guess what is the point of a laptop if it is large anyways, right? I guess 15 inch is viable, but deffinately not 17. And if more space is needed then I should be at a desk anyways, and will have access to my monitor

Yeah, I don't much see the point of 17" laptops as they become so large that they defeat the purpose of a laptop at that point. I personally feel that 13" is the sweet spot for laptop sizing based on what I would do with it. That is my preference though and doesn't necessarily fit someone else's preference. I think many people fail to remember that their preference when looking at a piece of hardware is not necessarily the same as the next person's.
    
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Sorry, I had to go afk for several minutes and I asked my roommate to reply to the thread for me. The first thing I posted was me however. But yeah if you are just using it for coding and going to be carrying it around alot, I can understand getting a mac. Sorry if anyone got rustled
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Sorry, I had to go afk for several minutes and I asked my roommate to reply to the thread for me. The first thing I posted was me however. But yeah if you are just using it for coding and going to be carrying it around alot, I can understand getting a mac. Sorry if anyone got rustled

So at least we know your roommates opinion now tongue.gif
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Why pay 1700 dollars for a machine that can't even run Far Cry 3 well when I could spend 700 dollars less on one that can run it on high?

Not everyone buys a computer with the sole purpose of playing Far Cry. Or other games for that matter.

Some of us are into music production and video editing, in which case Macs have the upper hand. Garageband, Logic, Mainstage, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, ect..

And from that perspective I don't see Macs as overpriced at all.
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How to do you like that lenovo? That was my choice as a PC laptop

It's nice, but you'll definitely want the model with the 1920x1080 monitor.
The touchpad is glitchy, but other than that I love the laptop. I just wish it was smaller, but then there would probably be heat issues. It's much closer to a 16" than it is a 15" notebook.
    
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It's nice, but you'll definitely want the model with the 1920x1080 monitor.
The touchpad is glitchy, but other than that I love the laptop. I just wish it was smaller, but then there would probably be heat issues. It's much closer to a 16" than it is a 15" notebook.

Ya ofcourse, 1080p ftw tongue.gif I wish they had the 14inch in a higher resolution. The prices are so low, I would buy that thing in a heartbeat. And ya that touchpad glitch really turned me off
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A PC laptop(reliable brand) that is taken care of = A Mac*
*in terms of reliability
A pc is ahead in everything else

My advice : Choose a PC laptop of a reliable brand, read as many reviews as you can, preferably user reviews. Take good care of it. It will last as long as a mac maybe longer, it will be a million times easier and cheaper to repair(if anything happens, even if you just want to clean it.

smile.gif

ASUS, Toshiba, Sony.... in that order.
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