Hi, To cut a long story short...I'm sort of having to buy a Macbook for uni, the main reason being that I'll be starting to use Final Cut soon (although I do need a laptop too).
Is the common sense approach still to buy the cheapest, current chipset model with the screensize I want, then upgrade it myself with parts from the likes of Crucial, etc. (16GB RAM, SSD in place of Superdrive, etc.)? If I do do this, is the slightly higher resolution screen in either normal or anti-glare coating worth choosing?
As much as I'd like a Retina one, I can't afford one of the higher spec models and the thought of not being able to upgrade doesn't appeal.
I can buy through the Apple Education Store to get 15% off, get 3 years Applecover for £60 and I'd be able to get another 3% off the price, ex. VAT through Topcashback. I've seen some fairly cheap deals on Ebay and Amazon but I wouldn't be able to get the cheap Applecare with one of those.
Anyway help would be greatly appreciated.