Your current Mac will get the job done the first year unless there is a software/s that are required by a professor/s that only works in Windows or OSX environment.Well, I currently have a 2015 MacBook Pro 13inch w/ 8gb ram 256gb SSD. I've used it for college (BS in BA) and it served me well. Its currently my everyday laptop/computer used for web browsing & light school work (Word, Excel).
I am reenrolling to college for a COMPUTER SCIENCE certificate, then plan on getting a masters in CS. I do NOT know anything about this field, so im hoping to spec out a laptop and use it for the next 3years.
It looks like the Dell is significantly more powerful for FAR Less. But the MacBook gives you a free $300 pair of Beats as well...What do you think?
I did those classes with my Titanium PBG4. You aren't going to be building anything in your first CS courses that strain your computer. The programs you write probably wouldn't strain a pocket calculator.The first semester looks like CS110 - Introduction to Computing then CS210 Computing w/ Data Structures. Im not sure how powerful of a machine I require for that. But I want something thatll last me several years so I do not have to worry about potential power issues
Any old computer should handle those types of classes. Basic stuff with queues, lists, etc.The first semester looks like CS110 - Introduction to Computing then CS210 Computing w/ Data Structures. Im not sure how powerful of a machine I require for that. But I want something thatll last me several years so I do not have to worry about potential power issues
It was actually my terrible experince with Dell technical support in college that pushed me to get my first Mac. It was a 2008 Black plastic MacBook. Loved that thing... I gave it to my brother-in-law in 2011 and he still uses it to this day.I'm using Dell my whole life and please don't make that mistake. Also, their tech support is awful.