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Macbook Pro needs REPLACING - serious COMPETITION - which one?

2019-11-09, 16:19 PM

My Macbook Pro is from mid 2015 and it's already struggling with things big time and, as Black Friday is fast approaching, I am thinking to upgrade.

A few of my friends asked if I would consider windows, and said how much cheaper they are, and I am having second thoughts.

Here are the 3, I am considering:


Macbook Pro 15" - i9,32GB RAM, ProVega20, 1TB SSD - £3,834

Lenovo ThinkPad Extreme Gen 2 - i9, 32GB RAM, Nvidia 1650, 1TB SSD + Multi-Touch Screen + Wifi 6 support - £3,096

HP Spectre x360 - i7, 16GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce 1650, 1TB SSD + Multi-Touch Screen, Wifi 6 support - £1,799


I am going through a lot of courses now, learning video and graphic editing as well as doing a fair bit of LIVE streaming and will be using some device for NOTE TAKING (OneNote). When I had a little play with Lenovo's touch screen on a laptop, I expected it to be poor, but it was actually good!


An Ipad Pro 11inch is ANOTHER £1,100 on top of a Macbook.


So a top spec Macbook Pro + Ipad Pro would cost me nearly £5,000, what seems absolutely INSANE. No touch screen of WIFI 6 on MACs, that seems just crazy to me in this day and age.


The only reason why I am even considering is because I also have an iWatch & iPhone XR. I don't quite know if I could even control devices and do "screen mirroring" and "Clipboard" between an iphone and a windows laptop or TVs.


Is there anything "pro macs" that I am missing here?

 

What would you do??

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