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hajime

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Jul 23, 2007
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Hello, I am trying to decide between Lenovo Carbon X1 Gen 6 and the MBP 2018. The Carbon is 1.13kg while the MBP 13" and 15" weighs 1.37 kg and 1.83 kg respectively. The battery life for the Carbon is 15 hours while that for the MBP 2018 should be about 10 hours. The MBP have higher resolutions but they do not have Nvidia GPU for CUDA computations. The Carbon has heat/noisy fan issue and we don't know about the MBP 2018 yet. If the MBP 2018 can use Nvidia GPU and eGPU under Ubuntu Linux, then the MBP 2018 is OK. However, so far it seems that MBP+eGPU+Linux+Nvidia do not seem to work well.
 

Closingracer

macrumors 601
Jul 13, 2010
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The only things MacBooks offer that’s better then a Windows counterpart is the OS and certain apps. I have a 15 inch 2017 MacBook Pro and love it. Did pay an ultra premium since the 13 inch could of sufficed but I wanted a bigger screen and a dedicated gpu for light gaming. Don’t really edit videos but do mess around with photoshop as a hobby. The gaming I do now is available on Mac OS natively so I don’t have any issues.


You’ll get more bang for your buck with the Lenovo if you’re impartial of the OS
 

Sedulous

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Dec 10, 2002
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You can’t do any iOS coding without Xcode (Mac only). Mac runs on Unix. Therefore the Mac would offers more flexibility for programming out of the box.
 
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