Incoming freshman here. I'm going into the fall as a Business Information Management major at UC Irvine (so basically business and computer science major). I'm hoping to also minor in Digital Art as well.
I'm debating on Thinkpad 430s vs Macbook pro 13" inch. I wanted to ask what may be necessary in terms of my major. I want a computer that is fast, reliable enough to last me at least 4 years, and will be compatible with for whatever biz/comp sci stuff I may encounter.
Right now I'm debating between a Macbook Pro and a Thinkpad T430s. But I wonder which will be better when I start working on my management and computer sci courses--- which will make it easier for me. Any other brand / model suggestions would be great!
Intel processors i5 vs i7?
GHz -- 3.6 necessary?
How much memory -- 4 GB vs 8 GB?
Anything else that will definitely be necessary in a computer?
Money is not a serious issue IF long term it will make school easier for me and it will last. Because I'm working with loans, the cheaper the better! (:
(sorry if you notice i've posted this on other threads, cc won't let me tag ): )