Any computer science students using the MacBook?

Ghost31

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i think this is a great laptop for the beginner programmer.
 

shenan1982

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i think this is a great laptop for the beginner programmer.
I dunno, most students use their laptop as a primary computer. There's no way in any circumstance I could use this (rMB) as my primary computer. No way no how.
 
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Theufguy

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I do, and I love it. I did partition for windows 8 but realized how much better of a compiler Xcode was than the crap they recommended to us. Deleted windows and haven't looked back.
 
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seong

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Well it's not to say it can't be used, a Macbook Pro would just be far better if being used as a primary computer.
If one's primary reason for getting a rMB was its weight and form factor (MBA 11")+retina display, then it is good enough to become a primary machine.

It doesn't matter if MBP could/would be a better primary computer because everyone has their own standards.
 
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shenan1982

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If one's primary reason for getting a rMB was its weight and form factor (MBA 11")+retina display, then it is good enough to become a primary machine.

It doesn't matter if MBP could/would be a better primary computer because everyone has their own standards.
Okie. I can't argue personal preference, I was merely stating as a primary computer, most students opt for the rMBP over the rMB because of it's capabilities are more than just an iPad with a keyboard and OS X.
 
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bcaslis

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Okie. I can't argue personal preference, I was merely stating as a primary computer, most students opt for the rMBP over the rMB because of it's capabilities are more than just an iPad with a keyboard and OS X.
How do you know what students pick? Did you take a survey? I've been in an Apple store several times recently. There are lots of high school graduates coming and buying computers for college. I've seen one pick an iMac and several others pick a 12" MacBook. I wouldn't presume to say what students in general are buying but without some data I find your assertion difficult to believe.
 
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seong

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Okie. I can't argue personal preference, I was merely stating as a primary computer, most students opt for the rMBP over the rMB because of it's capabilities are more than just an iPad with a keyboard and OS X.
@bcaslis above there beat me to it, but I would like to reiterate the same point here; how in the world do you know that most students opt for rMBP of rMB? And also, can you PLEASE ELABORATE how this is an iPad with a keyboard and OS X? I don't see anyone being able to code/program on the iPad. I've been developing in Java/Swift and making some web development for myself and I have no problem using it.
 
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