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should i go with macbook pro 13" 2016 or asus rog or Lenovo Y700

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  1. Jan jaeger

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    hello all i want your opinon about with which laptop should i go .
    how i will use it ? i used to work with 3-4 browser and on each i let open about 10-11 tabs , i use skype and teamviewer currently i have an thinkpad core i7 6500U with 16gb ram but how im working right now is not good , and battery last about 3 hours only using wifi surface in browser.
    so i need good laptop with good battery at least 6-7 hours , i have not ever worked with a mac but as i heard they can manage pretty good maybe this job that i do so what you guys do you think should i go with macbook pro 13" 2016 non touch bar , asus rog or lenovo y700?


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    P.s sorry for my english
     
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    tbh, i would probably go with the 2015 macbook since imo the 2016 line is absolute shit. In the past years with my experience I hate all the bloatware that asus and lenovo puts on their OS, unless you install a fresh OS. I hate windows 10 so it would be a no go. For my mac I love using it for strictly business and organizes everything neatly. The only thing with the mac is that not all windows software and SEO tools will run out of the box and you might have to use wine, dual boot, or use a virtual machine.
     
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    You will get way more value for your money with a Asus Rog over a macbook.


    http://www.pcworld.com/article/3173349/computers/this-asus-rog-gaming-laptop-just-dropped-to-1500-on-newegg.html
     
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  4. Jan jaeger

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    i have a pc too so i can manage all those things with teamviewer if doesnt work with mac , so how much can least battery for macbook pro 13" 2015 or better 15"
     
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    i think asus are great laptop but i dont know how much they are good to manage battery i think this asus rog cant least more than 2-3 hours
     
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    If I were you, I would buy the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air. Got nice specs for a great price.
     
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    I would never choose Windows anymore. Unless it's XPS but Windows OS is terrible IMO.It's great for business and stuff. I'm currently planning on buying the new MBP Touch Bar 15 but I'm waiting for the June event because they will update their specs.
     
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    well the 13 in will just because it has a smaller screen size so it takes less power to run. With the load you have it'll probably last about 4-5 hours but it really all depends on you on how much you can milk from the battery, like screen brightness, SSD and all that. There's definitely less set up when it comes to macs over pcs. The Asus roc seems to be more geared to gaming and not business.
     
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    Man, this is the wrongest place to ask for PC advices. And in your posts you answered your own questions. ;)
     
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    I recently bought a new macbook pro 15" 2016 and love it, the battery life is not as good as the 2015 but can definitely go up to 8-9 hours without chrome (biggest energy and ram hog ever).

    If you are willing to pay more then i highly suggest you that.
     
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    i would go with the mac air .. its has magsafe and some usb slots ..... i don't like the usbc which is in the new macbook pro.
     
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    The Asus rog is geared for business. It has a good cpu, fast storage, lots of ram and a good graphics card for video and photo editing.
     
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    But OP didn't say that he was doing photo/video editing just needs a bunch of tabs open. I think the 970m or whatever is overkill and just wastes battery in his case. I seriously doubt that laptop will last 7 hours but it's still a beast that's for sure.
     
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    yes i just open many websites ,10-11 tabs with firefox,about 10-11 chrome and content writer
     
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    Any mid range laptop can handle 10-11 browser tabs, aim for battery life and good ventilation . I would choose an Asus or Xiaomi .
     
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    currently i have an thinkpad e560,core i7 6500u 16gb ram 192 gb SSD but processor goes up to 95% sometimes and laptop slow , battery about 3 hours
     
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    What you have there it's a pretty good laptop for browsing , did you think about buying a portable battery ? You can buy RavPower portable charger 26800mAh for $50. And check the setting , processor might work at a lower frequency at battery . You might try with another browser too .
     
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    Always go with Mac. Still the best user experience out there :)
     
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    It's not the best user experience, its just that their products are compared with lower end machines.
     
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