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    • gatita
    • By gatita 3rd Mar 16, 9:34 PM
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    Microsoft Surface Pro 4 or Macbook Pro 13"
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    • 3rd Mar 16, 9:34 PM
    Microsoft Surface Pro 4 or Macbook Pro 13" 3rd Mar 16 at 9:34 PM
    I have an awful decision to make lol, I have to choose between one or the other! I have the feeling the MacBook is too "clever" for me! I just want it to surf the net, do emails play some games, no tricky office work etc.
    I would really appreciate peoples opinions on which one I should choose, (or any other make).
    Thank you
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    • wba31
    • By wba31 20th Mar 17, 7:56 PM
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    I have an awful decision to make lol, I have to choose between one or the other! I have the feeling the MacBook is too "clever" for me! I just want it to surf the net, do emails play some games, no tricky office work etc.
    I would really appreciate peoples opinions on which one I should choose, (or any other make).
    Thank you
    Originally posted by gatita
    For what you want to use it for, a MacBook is a phenomenal amount of money to drop on an item where a £250 windows laptop will do all that for you really easily, just invest in a virus checker...
    you could even consider an ipad mini and bluetooth keyboard...

    No idea about cost/usability of surface pro, I am an "apple fanboi" and have only used apple stuff for a number of years now, other than my parents £200 windows laptop that they use for internet, email and uploading their digital photos to...
    • Jivesinger
    • By Jivesinger 20th Mar 17, 8:07 PM
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    Why a Surface pro and not looking at the Surface book?
    Originally posted by custardy
    Why resurrect a thread from March 2016 when it's now March 2017?
    • custardy
    • By custardy 21st Mar 17, 7:37 AM
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    Why resurrect a thread from March 2016 when it's now March 2017?
    Originally posted by Jivesinger
    Doh! came up on an unrelated search and I thought it was this year
    • EdwardB
    • By EdwardB 22nd Mar 17, 10:51 PM
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    I agree, they are disgustingly expensive!! but I assure you it will be definite one off!
    Originally posted by gatita
    If you insist on spending so much then you might light to consier the HP Spectre

    http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Offer.aspx?p=c-spectre-x360

    Review:

    http://www.techradar.com/reviews/hp-spectre-x360-2016

    Video

    https://youtu.be/tXV7k7Bt9ow

    Take a trip to John Lewis and see these in action, then come home and get the best price.

    The two you are considering are known to be overpriced, tend to have poorer components and a certain amount of stich up factor (I will get attacked by the fanboys for even thinking this.

    My niece was considering those and the spectre, then she saw a Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2 in 1 for £699 at JL, she said the built was obviously a bit more plastic but more practical. However, despite reviews she liked the screen and the 2 in 1 implementation was best she had seen.

    Of course I was asked to check it out, CPU was a nifty version of Core I5 7200U which was actually pretty close to a Core I7 she was considering. Way more power than she needs but the form factor and 2 in 1 sold it for her.

    I found the Dell on Dell Outlet (refurbed new kit with warranty) it was £434 less 10% plus VAT with 256gb SSD and 8gb Ram and that is what she is going for, she liked the HP but could not justify the cost.
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