CS Major in college, first time MBA buyer

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by irDigital0l, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. irDigital0l Guest

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    Planning on getting the 13'' 256GB model.

    1.3GHz or 1.7GHz
    4GB RAM or 8GB RAM

    If i had to choose between processor or RAM which one?
     
  2. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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    ram
    make sure you get that student discount.
     
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  4. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a

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    RAM is more important. CPU will give you a slight bump. Don't they teach you this as a comp sci major?
     
  5. irDigital0l thread starter Guest

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    I'm actually not in college, later this fall going there.

    But Im planning on CS.
     
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  7. lv4q macrumors newbie

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    Might want to rethink your major... JKJK! :) good luck~ and I agree with the rest, do the ram.
     
  8. irDigital0l thread starter Guest

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    great! thanks for the tips guys

    cant wait to use a MacBook!
     
  9. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a

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    Cool. You'll enjoy the Macbook. Besides, you'll need the ram so you can have a Windows environment to run IDEs like Visual Studio .NET.
     
  10. jackbenimble4 macrumors member

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    It is pretty unlikely he'll ever need a Windows environment for school, let alone Visual Studio.

    For CS you could do without both but if you have the money to burn, ram is more likely to be helpful.
     
  11. ladeer macrumors 6502

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    depends on how good of a student you are. if you are just going to study cs "one day" and haven't done any calculus (or ap credits) you won't be coding anytime soon.
     
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