As a current graphic design/media/IT student that has a 4-5 year old mid 2015 Macbook Pro 15" I've been thinking of getting a new Windows laptop for a while now. I've been searching for a laptop similar to the Macbook Pro 15" in terms of how well it lasts (in my experience) and that has the perfect processing abilities for me. That being said, I don't mind it falling short on a few things but main thing is, it should be great for what I might do which will include some video processing, some gaming, some graphic design, coding, HD streaming etc. My budget is anything under $3000.
My mid 2015 15" Macbook specs are:
Processor: 2.2GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 16GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Graphics: Intel Iris Pro 1536MB
I've been looking around and I thought the Surface Laptop 3 15" would be a good option. The only problem I have is that I heard the Intel version is a lot better, but for some reason Microsoft Store only offers the AMD version. Maybe there might be another trusted website that has the Intel version if anyone knows?
My main questions are:
• If you have any recommendations other than the Surface Laptop 3 that will suit my needs, I'd love to know about it!
• If there's someone who owns a Macbook Pro AND Surface Laptop 3, I'd love to know the differences.
• If you have a Surface Laptop 3 15"(Intel or AMD), I'd love to know what are the shortcomings you noticed or what are the things you loved about it.
Thanks a lot!