Sometimes, a student in a coding workshop sees my nice laptop and asks, "Do I have to buy a MacBook Pro too?".
Phrased in another way, the student is wondering "Do I have to spend $2,000 before I can learn to code?".
It is important to communicate how little it costs to learn to code. I explain that any computer would be excellent for learning how to code. I have a little secret about this actually... I started coding on an iPad!
If I could code on an old iPad, your computer is definitely powerful enough for programming!