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Looking to buy a portable laptop for myself. I’m a data engineer by profession and most of the time spend time on the company machine which is a pretty beefy windows laptop. But thinking of getting a MacBook Pro for myself. My personal machine is mainly used for pet projects, certification exams, online learning and rarely for consultation in academia seminars and freelance work (which is usually in the cloud). Mac is good but it’s a bit on the expensive end. What’s your personal machine?

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Still shocked at how much I like my HP Spectre. It’s pricey — similar range to MacBook Air. I bought it for grad school and when I took classes after work, I could easily carry both it and my work ThinkPad all day without too much weight or bulk. Performance has held up pretty well over time too for a PC (purchased in June 2019).

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Interesting might look into it. I thought it was just a knock off

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You could also look into an iPad Pro. With a magic keyboard it’s pretty versatile

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I'm all Mac'd out with my technology. Phone, iPad, MacBook, iMac, Apple Watch. Might be a bit excessive but it fills the voids, ya know 😀

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Mb air. I just use it for pretty light weight stuff.

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Ask yourself what "longer life" means. MacBook Pro and Air both have similar release cadences, such that they become obsolete at roughly the same pace. And even that term (obsolete) is used loosely within the Mac ecosystem, since it's pretty common to see Mac hardware in use 5, 7, even 10 years after purchase. That said, if you're doing any development work, or hardware intensive things such as photo or video editing, you'll be better off with Pro. But if none of your use cases rise to those levels and you're wanting a Mac, an Air will suit you just fine.

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An HP Pavillion lol. Cheap, serves my purpose, which these days is to play a lot of Civ 6 lying in bed haha. I like the convertible to touch screen for reading. I use it to read journal articles, news, etc.

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I prefer PC's, Lenovos are my favorite. Much easier to tinker with coding wise and they aren't bulky.

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Surface just launched a ton of new models including the Surface Laptop Studio .. that’s def my next purchase.

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I just googled it and found some on back market and wal mart

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Samsung Galaxy Pro 360

For personal? always Alienware. I don't like limitations.

System 76 gazelle is great for that

Check groupon bc I’ve seen MacBook airs come up and also look at MacBook Air for refurbished options on amazon, Best Buy , target , etc.

Get a system 76 laptop. The 15 inch or 13 inch ones are amazing. Either that or a nice high end Chromebook

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