Need help deciding what laptop to buy that is best for Powerpoints

J.R. Sitman
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We have one user that does a lot of Powerpoints and I need help deciding what computer to get him.  
choices are MAC Pro 13" intel core i5, 8GB memory or HP Envy x360, Intel Core i7, 12gb Memory

Whichever you recommend please tell me why.   the cost of the two is $800 dollars apart
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Kesavan JeganarayananIT Consultant

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There are 100s of options
but for PowerPoint usage, you need to have at least the following specs:

i5 (8gen), 8GB, 512 SSD, Full HD screen or more resolution with 15 " screen size.

refer some link as below:
https://www.lptps.com/best-laptops-under-800/
The HP envy is a better deal than the Macbook Pro for hardware, if it's the same generation intel chip.  You don't give enough detail to provide a good comparison.  If it's an older system, and only 1 generation apart, it's still a good buy.  The main price difference would be due to screen resolution.  It's also a better native Powerpoint platform.

Do you have an AD Domain?  How technically savvy is this user?  If the user is a complete technology idiot and you don't have a domain, then get the Mac.  You will have fewer overall problems in that particular instance.

Is the User somewhat technically savvy?  If there is a domain, you should get the HP.  Other than screen resolution, it's likely a better computer, assuming, of course, that it's not more than 1 generation apart in age.

It all depends on your situation.
J.R. SitmanIT Director

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We have a domain but the laptop will not be connected.   The user is not an expert, but has some knowledge.

Thanks for the input.
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