I have always found Apple products to be overpriced junk. People talk about the "quality" of their products and I genuinely have ZERO blasted clue what anyone is talking about.
Their history of technical ineptitude, bald-faced lies, and rewriting computer history -- and their importance in it -- only sours said impression. I would NEVER recommend an Apple product to ANYONE given what utter garbage their devices are, much less the ugly two-faced way they abuse their customers.
Their rabid hatred of third party repair, to their lying to customers about what it takes to repair things, to refusing to honor warranties, to not knowing proper cooling if it stripped naked, painted itself noctua tan, and hopped up on a table to sing "oh look at what a giant cooling fan I am" there is nothing remotely resembling competence of engineering in anything they make.
The laundry list of lies and ineptitude knows no end.
Selling 18 bit displays with dithering and pretending they were 24 bit, to using flat cables too thin for the connectors resulting in display striping, failing to ventilate the G4 cube resulting in many units melting their own chips off, to wrapping the processor in the G3 toilet seats in insulating foam and then underclocking/undervolting it to avoid the "horrible noise of fans"... hell, all the way back to using reject floppy drives and not even springing for screws to hold expansion cards in on the original Apple ][ line whilst having the balls to claim cost savings despite being anywhere from 50% to 200% the cost of the competitors....
It is NOT a company I would ever suggest pointing someone at. They are sleazy disreputable dirtbags that if ANY other company pulled a quarter the stunts they have over the past four decades, you'd hear people screaming from the rooftops about it,... but no, it's the almighty Apple that can do no wrong no matter how many customers they **** over.
FFS, if you've saved up $2600 but a decent thousand dollar laptop, and IF something goes wrong (it wont') buy a new one in four or five years.
NOT that I'd ever use a laptop for development work, or if I did, it would end up like @John_Betong's being set up for use more like a nettop with multiple displays.
But then my workstation is a cheap J1900 quad core Celery with 16 gigs of RAM and a 512 gig SSD connected to a 27" 2560x1440 IPS, and a pair of 24" 1920x1200 displays. The extra desktop space just smooths over the workflow so much, and the differing display qualities let me compare what people get "real world" vs. "oh what does my high end display show it as" -- since the IPS shows me the high end, my 24" Samsung shows me the middle, and the crappy 24" Envision display shows me what poor/normal people get.