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Budget is a big dictator in what laptop to get.

Ideally, a Lenovo ThinkPad or a MacBook are the two to go for.

If you're cost sensitive, then go for a refurbished Lenovo ThinkPad. They often come with manufacturers warranty remaining and are essentially bulletproof.

Personally, I have a MacBook Pro and absolutely love it. Currently using it running Windows 8.1 as I download GTA V onto it.

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Check out www.pcspecialist.co.uk

 

I bought my laptop there, and they have a model for every type of use. If you want a lightweight machine for browsing, or a high end gaming laptop, they have options

 

The Clevo chassis are really good, and you can specify the components too if you have a tech savvy friend to assist

 

This means you don't end up with something more than you need

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For those recommending Apple computers, keep in mind that while Apple stuff is great for media editing they are not very well supported by engineering software applications. The choice of computer will be dictated by the tasks it will need to do.

 

If it's for audio-visual editing and office applications then a Macbook is a good choice.

If it's for designing printed circuit boards, writing microcontroller software and running things like 3D printers then PC is a good choice.

If it's just for email and browsing the Internet at home then a Chromebook might be viable.

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Steam runs but some games are not available.

 

My dad is using an 8 year old Mac book, its not exactly lightening but it goes :)

 

Albert, I switch between Macs and PC's all the time, I prefer OSX but find the file systems are similar.

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I have a Mac book pro, mainly because one of my sons once worked for them (I know nothing abut them) bought in London last December , broke after 4 days , long story short my son contacted Apple after I had spoken to their "help desk" (for what seemed an eternity) said they would send a courier, problem was they don't do a courier service to the IOM .

 

Finally found that "Mannage .it" were local agents , very helpful but could not repair as there was paperwork to show that it was being dealt with elsewhere, finally sorted after going through Apple complaints dept and repair executed .............lasted about an hour then broke ! Following a frank discussion with Apple they replaced it with a new one (but only after confirmation that the old one had been picked up from Mange it).

 

Manage it did transfer all info on old lap top to new and have to say they were AOK.

 

I did have my old Mac air(?) to use so it could have been worse but if I hadn't................( and given that in computer literate terms I'm the lowest common denominator smile.png )

 

Just saying

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For those recommending Apple computers, keep in mind that while Apple stuff is great for media editing they are not very well supported by engineering software applications. The choice of computer will be dictated by the tasks it will need to do.

I think that's an outdated view. I also have a macbook, and love it, but most of the apps I use are for windows. Like others here, so you boot to the os that suits the task best. On a pc, you can't (legally or easily) boot osx. On a macbook, you can boot osx and windows. Macbooks make great windows laptops.

 

The range of apps available is getting closer. For 3d work, I can use blender on both my windows desktop and my macbook, and the files move across both for example.

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Mine is still going strong from 2008. Never had a fault or missed a beat. Start up takes about 7 seconds. Runs the latest OS with no bother. Never crashes. Solid metal unibody. No shite plastics. Feels expensive. Looks sleek. Need I continue?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Macbook pro all the way.

 

This. Find the money.

 

 

Can you explain exactly why the Macbook Pro is so great? I don't want to be just paying for a brand name.......

 

 

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