Laptop suggestion for Mcmaster Engineering Program? (Macbook Pro? Dell? Acer?)
So I'm off to live in Hamilton to attend Mcmaster University for Engineering. The thing is I can't decide between a Macbook pro and a regular windows laptop (Dell, Acer, Lenovo). It's a really hard decision to make since I don't really know what I am up against. Main concern is compatibility on a Macbook for engineering software but I know there's always VMware or other options to run it. Is it annoying to have to use VMware when running into a compatibility issue? I know Macbooks last longer then the typical PC but they get outdated pretty fast, would it be smarter to get a cheap PC and update ever 1.5 years or a Macbook pro which supposedly last 4 years? Please let me know what you guys think. If you know any good deals on windows laptops or Macbooks please post it here. And yes, price does matter to me but I'm looking at it in the long run, or at least the 4/5 years at university.
P.S. Looking for a 13" to 15" laptop because I was told it's better to have a smaller laptop because you always have to lug it around with you.