MBP for CS Major in college

Alex_154

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I recently bought a 2017 13.3” MBP (2.3GHz Dual-Core i5, 8GB RAM) for college and I was hoping this notebook will be good for CS, and would last at least four years. I would like to hear you thoughts.
 

jdcranke07

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If you take courses that require you to use CAD, you might reconsider & get an i7 & a quadro GPU. Stay away from Apple if you plan to use CAD. Apple GPUs are GTX or AMD models & are not great for CAD.
If you won't ever use CAD, then your current laptop is more than fine.

Used to work for the OU IT Store on campus & was a CS major for a while, so I saw a lot of Engineering/Comp Sci students coming back to my store regretting that they bought into the Apple cult & not listening to us initially.
 

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Your electives are the only courses that might cause you grief w/ your current laptop, but I wouldn't worry about those. I'm sure your campus has desktops that you could use if you ever needed to render anything.
 

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