Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2013 6:25 PM (in response to Debaziz8)
Have you thought about some other kind of computer?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2013 6:42 PM (in response to LowLuster)
i really don't like PC ..... They are dead stop . Alienware was a choice but love the design of Macbook, the multi gesture, the OS and parallel desktop run.... over all macbook is awesome. Which Macbook would you prefer? i m using it for college( bachelors)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2013 6:49 PM (in response to Debaziz8)
You will get the most cost effective MacBook Proby going with the non-retina 15" since you can upgrade the memory yourself if you need to do so. Plus you get larger capacity storage, which is more useful for installing other operating systems. You have the option of multiple ways to add and boot Windows, as well as Linux if you need it.
For computer science you may want to look at joining the developers program so you can download Xcode...needed to run compilers in Mac OS X.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2013 6:55 PM (in response to Ralph Landry1)
i am thinking of getting Macbook Pro (Non- Retina) core i7 2.9 Ghz 750 GB HDD.... would this be okey?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2013 7:02 PM (in response to Ralph Landry1)
would Macbook Pro (non-retina) 13 " core i7 2.9 Ghz 750 HDD, be okey for me?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2013 7:06 PM (in response to Debaziz8)
I would go with the 15" as you will appreciate the larger screen area when programming and especially if you do any flow charting. Just easier to read.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2013 7:25 AM (in response to Debaziz8)
If you are taking computer engineering you really should check with the engineering department where ever you are attending. They may (will) have specific computing requirements and programs that you must use. You most certainly will have to use Windows so factor into the price of your Apple computer the price of Windows and all the Windows programs you will be required to run.
Given that you have a limited budget and given that the course material will require Windows, I think the best choice for you would be a Windows computer. But it sounds like you have already decided on the tool you want before knowing the course requirements.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2013 9:03 PM (in response to Debaziz8)
This depends on you and your targeted speciality. You may find that if you like to do your own printed circuit board layouts that the retina diaplay is interesting. It you will be using MATLAB or Spice (or one of its many vaiiants) you will want to go for performance (CPU speed). I agree with the earlier posts about the need for hard drive space. I have a web site where I maintain a list of Electrical Engineering tools for Mac OS X:
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2013 9:28 AM (in response to robertrau)
The list of links is quite impressive, but if there is anything from which you may receive compensation you should be cautious and include a disclaimer in your post so stating. There have been a number of heated discussions about posters not doing so.
That caveate aside, there are some interesting sites in your links.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2013 11:24 AM (in response to Ralph Landry1)
Thank you. I am not affiliated with any of the companies in any way except I am a customer of a few. I started this list as my response to "...yes but you can't do that on a Mac." Most of the links serve my career in electronic engineering. I have added Aerospace since one of my sons is getting a degree in that field. Any help would be appreciated (links you know about and are willing to share).