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College Computing setup. Apple Overkill

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but wont buying a 4k monitor cost almost as much as just buying an imac

Well .. no ,If you were going to buy the 3.5 GHz iMac it would cost you around 2700$. 

 

You could spend 1300$ (PQ321Q) on a monitor and the rest on the pc itself :P I was thinking of a i7-4790k and a GTX980 or a GTX 970. :)

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aren't really overpriced for what they are, nor are they notebooks.

IMHO they are just useless fashion statements like 99% of all 'smart' watches.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/motorola-moto-360-23mm-smartwatch-for-android-devices-4-3-or-higher-stone-leather/9169039.p?id=1219398153089&skuId=9169039

 

this is a really nice android watch for $100 cheaper, and i bet you can find it cheaper somewhere else


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Dell XPS 13. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. ASUS ZenBook UX305. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. 

 

Don't waste your money because other people are wasting their money.

i Think he wants something a bit more power considering the options he has given

 

I am Thinking you sould just get a really powerful PC laptop considering if your going into computer science PC will probably be more useful i would go with an MSI GS60 Ghost it is thin, light, and would be poweful enough for all your needs


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i Think he wants something a bit more power considering the options he has given

 

I am Thinking you sould just get a really powerful PC laptop considering if your going into computer science PC will probably be more useful i would go with an MSI GS60 Ghost it is thin, light, and would be poweful enough for all your needs

You don't need a powerful computer for computer science...


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You don't need a powerful computer for computer science...

i know but clearly wants power if he might even consider a mac pro......


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Do you NEED a 5k screen?

Do you NEED a maxed out Macbook?

 

Buy what you NEED, not what you WANT


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Do you NEED a 5k screen?

Do you NEED a maxed out Macbook?

 

Buy what you NEED, not what you WANT

 

Why not buy what he wants if it matches what he needs (and he can afford it).

 

Tired exhausted argument but I don't recall anybody every really NEEDING a Mercedes.

 

In any case, for the OP. If the M370X in the refreshed 15" MacBook Pro does deliver the 80% performance increase over the 750m that Apple claims it does grabbing one of those and an external monitor would probably fit the bill. I suppose it depends on how much gaming and/or general GPU power you need. 


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Why not buy what he wants if it matches what he needs (and he can afford it).

Tired exhausted argument but I don't recall anybody every really NEEDING a Mercedes.

In any case, for the OP. If the M370X in the refreshed 15" MacBook Pro does deliver the 80% performance increase over the 750m that Apple claims it does grabbing one of those and an external monitor would probably fit the bill. I suppose it depends on how much gaming and/or general GPU power you need.

A college student spending thousands of dollars on stuff he doesn't need is different from a successful person buying a Mercedes

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Posted · Original PosterOP

we are definitely not talking about a Mercedes here. These are also graduation gifts so it's not about what I need it is about what I want. This thread is about what people think I should get not a thread discussing the morals of need vs want.

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I would go for the Macbook Pro 15" with the R9 card

 

This way you can still get a 2560X1440p display for your dorm.

 

It the worst feeling being in class and looking for a document and realizing its on your desktop machine and not on the laptop (I know cloud storage would mitigate this, but for some file's this would be too big)

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pls dont fall in to apples over priced tech pit

Base model's aren't overpriced. Like at all.


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I would like to use cloud storage too, but iMovie creates all files in library at over a few months becomes incredibly big.

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I would suggest getting the new 15" MacBook Pro laptop, I believe the graphics in it are as powerful as the iMac 5k first graphic option, just upgrade it all the way and it will last you ~3 years


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