Please help me choose ! for coding/computer science/software engineering?co


#1

So I’m fairly new to coding, I will be going to university here in Canada in either Computer Science or Software engineering.
Now I want to future proof my laptop now. I already own a MacBook Pro Retina 13inch late 2013. 8gb RAM and 256GB SSD. Light usage in this past 3 years only, only 150 battery cycle used
Now I also recently got a MacBook Air 2017 8gb RAM and 256GB this one is brand new.
My question is which one should I keep? I want my laptop to last for the next 5 years or so.

Thanks to all


#2

You’ll be fine with either. It sounds like you’ll have better hardware than most of your peers.
Hardware/Having the coolest OS isn’t something you need to get caught up in yet (unless that’s your interest)


#3

To be honest, I just want something that will last, I had my MacBook Pro for sometime now. And got a really Nice deal on the MacBook Air… Now I’m confused on which one to keep since I’ll have to give one to my sister


#4

I’m partial to the pro, 150 battery cycles is about a tenth of it’s lifecycle so it’ll be good for a while. You really can’t go wrong, nor will you see a performance difference. Pick the one that feels “nice”