PCs

Forums

Computer Science student - Macbook Pro, Macbook, or Surface Laptop (And upgrade to Windows 10 Pro)

19

Hey guys, just wanted a take on a laptop for a computer science student. I'm considering these laptops:

Macbook 2017

* 256GB SSD

* i5

*8GB Ram

Macbook Pro 2017

i5

8GB ram

128GB SSD

Non Touchbar

Surface Laptop

i5

8GB

256GB

My primary concerns are

Build quality

Keyboard Quality

Battery life

And then software ecosystem - is there still a general anti - Windows sentiment amongst many developers and Comp Sci students, or with the advent of better hardware (and the Ubuntu Shell) is that changing?

Also - do you think a 12" screen would be too small during class on the Macbook? I have an external monitor for at home assignments, but I can't completely handicap myself on the go.

Other Windows laptop suggestions are appreciated!