Hey fellow CS'ers. I'll be going to poly soon and I'm having a headache on laptop purchase, and I'm sure many others are having this problem too.
I'm taking Digital Media Design - Animation in Nanyang Poly.
For a start, I'm 100% sure I'm gonna get a Macbook Pro (yeah I foresee other choices coming in the replies).
Will be installing Windows into it if my course requires it.
On top of the course, I'll also be using it for photo editing. Will probably get a 13-inch since I have an external monitor.
Price I checked on the ad given in the enrollment package for this model is 1.8k, while price on Apple web and Challenger is 1.6k.
One thing I know is that if you buy at the retailers, you'll get to customize the macbook but if you buy at roadshow, you're stuck with preset.
Can bring the macbook to the poly to configure for your course anyway.
Did a search on the web already but they're hardly giving any concrete answers. Or maybe I'm searching the wrong keywords.
Can anyone tell me the advantages and disadvantages of buying at these 2 different places?