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    I'm going to be joining Warwick this October to do physics and I was wondering if anyone had any advice/opinions on Mac (Pro or Air) vs Dell.

    I'm not sure whether or not I will need windows for programming etc. and if I got a Mac whether dual boot or Parallels would be sufficient.

    Any advice?

    You dont need windows and either would be fine. I don't know much about macs so can't help much more

    If you are technically inclined, you could spend the money you would for a Mac (way too much) into a pretty decent laptop with at least an i5 and 8/16GB RAM, dedicated graphics, large SSD etc etc.Then, you could set up a duel boot on that with Windows and OSX. The advantage of doing this is that you will have much better specifications than if you sunk money into buying an Apple laptop, because they are pretty overpriced compared to the windows alternatives.Saying that, you might have to suffer some form for function, the windows laptops tend to be a little chunkier to fit the better hardware.
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