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So,

I just recently purchased a 13.3 inch 2018 MacBook Pro brand new from apple with the following specs: 

  • Macbook Pro (13-inch 2017)
  • Processor: 2.3 GHz i5
  • Memory: 8GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536mb
  • Display: 13.3 inch (2560 x 1600) Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536MB graphics
  • Storage: 256GB SSD

I bought this for around $2300 after tax and honestly, i'm loving the laptop so far and the ability to use iMessage through here as I prefer typing or texting any day, but the 13.3 inches is way too small for me, and this MacBook gets hot way too quick and it's really annoying and this laptop costs too much.

 

So, the point of this post is to ask you guys what you think. I'm debating on whether or not keeping this Macbook or returning it and purchasing a brand new gaming laptop for around $1500-$1600 (ex. the acer nitro 5) with specs that exceed my Macbook besides the display. These are the following specs of the gaming laptops that i'm looking at that are hundreds and hundreds of dollars cheaper and have 15 or 17 inch screens which I prefer way more than this 13.3 inch:

  • Acer Predator 17.3" 
  • Processor: 2.2 GHZ i7
  • Memory/Storage: 1TB, 128 GB SSD, 12GB ra
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
  • Display: 17.3 inch (1920 x 1080) 

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Acer Aspire 15.6" - $1499.99

https://gyazo.com/1618317dce13b109c9fb9776fd65fd70

 

Acer Nitro 5 15.6" - $1099.99

https://gyazo.com/bce443455620a80c2214ffd2277a5197

 

The only thing i'd be using either laptop is for school and maybe some RSPS here and there, but keep in mind I already have a gaming desktop computer with nice specs and that the Macbook is $700-800 more than any of my options. Please comment below what you think I should do and why, I could really use your opinions. 


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16 minutes ago, Pray n Blood said:

first off, dont but an ACER. 

2nd of all, buy a desktop.

I already have a desktop

6 hours ago, Hat said:

keep the macbook for productivity and schoolwork in class. Play all your games on your desktop.

The 13 inch is too small for me tbh lol

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22 hours ago, Resistt said:

I already have a desktop

The 13 inch is too small for me tbh lol

only use it in class

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On ‎9‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 6:02 AM, Hat said:

keep the macbook for productivity and schoolwork in class. Play all your games on your desktop.

 

On ‎9‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 1:07 PM, Pk eds said:

keep the Mac for school/work shit only,

play games on ur desktop.

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I use a laptop nearly the same specs as the gaming laptop specs you posted, it's great for gaming and also work. I use applications like Sony Vegas/Photoshop and other programming tools without an issue.

I switched from a 15 inch to a 17 inch screen and it will be weird at first, but you will eventually get used to it. There is more space to multi-task on a 17 inch laptop.

I never used a mac before, always been windows
https://www.amazon.com/GL703VM-Gaming-Laptop-i7-7700HQ-Keyboard/dp/B076D95R1P

Don't forget a big enough backpack to fit a 17 inch laptop lul, if you bring it to class, it will stand out as a big black gaming laptop, be proud

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If you already have a desktop setup, go for the laptop with the specs above (Acer Pred 17.3) and return the macbook id say.

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The MacBook is indeed amazing for school work, editing etc etc. But for gaming i'd suggest a gaming desktop. And if you build it yourself you can get a MUCH better overall pc for less money. GL =)

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