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    Hi !! I will be starting university later this month. I am planning to buy the apply mac book pro. Would this be the best option ? I should be able to run all the softwares like matlab, catia, solidworks, ansys etc. Thanks !
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    (Original post by rishabharora)
    Hi !! I will be starting university later this month. I am planning to buy the apply mac book pro. Would this be the best option ? I should be able to run all the softwares like matlab, catia, solidworks, ansys etc. Thanks !
    Dont buy a mac
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    I can help you out, if you provide me with tour budget and use of it ?
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    Im studying eee at uni of nottingham and i have got 17inch gaming laptop from pc specialist
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    Why not a mac ??

    The laptop should be able the design programs such as ansys, matlab, solidworks etc. Budget is not really an issue. Suggest me the best possibly? As I know that we can use the computer rooms, although I will be learning extra stuff like CATIA, which I know that they don't teach. Also, not really into games. Btw, Nottingham was my insurance !
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    Im studying eee at uni of nottingham and i have got 17inch gaming laptop from pc specialist
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    (Original post by rishabharora)
    Why not a mac ??

    The laptop should be able the design programs such as ansys, matlab, solidworks etc. Budget is not really an issue. Suggest me the best possibly? As I know that we can use the computer rooms, although I will be learning extra stuff like CATIA, which I know that they don't teach. Also, not really into games. Btw, Nottingham was my insurance !
    Where u studying?
    Engineering dtudents are not advised to get macs after talking to engineering department at a open day when i went to imperial !! Also nottingham said the same thing !
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    (Original post by dahl786)
    If you are going imperial, you wouldnt waste your time what laptop to get. Sorry mate, you are a liar!
    Whoa!! How can you accuse me!! ?? Without any knowledge whatsoever? Plus I'm an international student...
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    (Original post by rishabharora)
    Hi !! I will be starting university later this month. I am planning to buy the apply mac book pro. Would this be the best option ? I should be able to run all the softwares like matlab, catia, solidworks, ansys etc. Thanks !
    Matlab is fine. Others may or may not need Windows (check if necessary), but you can dual boot into Windows anyway.

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    This is a good reply from reddit:

    I'm a MechE alumni, and now also study computer science in grad school (no longer at UW), so I can speak to the MechE program a little, despite being 5 years out now.I tend to "burn" through a lot of computers. My current count would be 1 Windows desktop, 4 linux desktops, a Windows laptop, and two MacBook Pros (some of these are my work computers, and most dual boot to multiple OS's but I've listed what I mainly use on them). I build my own desktops and some high-powered embedded computers, but have always purchased laptops. Right now I'm all for MacBooks for laptops, they're just the best hardware out there and Apple seems to be the only company that still has quality customer service (I've spent 5 hours on the phone with HP as they repeatedly denied I ever purchased an extended warranty, despite having the receipt). All the major Windows manufacturers are putting out crap, both in component quality and design. As evidence, notice that Microsoft didn't trust any of their hardware partners to make a sufficiently exciting tablet, and thus they opted to make the Surface themselves.As far as the ME program goes, you'll probably mostly be using Matlab for general classes and at times also some SolidWorks and maybe a little bit of "real" programming. Matlab runs better on OS X and Linux than it does on Windows, mostly due to better memory handling but also because it was originally written for Unix. SolidWorks only runs on Windows, and would be a good candidate for dual-booting your Mac if you have space and use it frequently, otherwise SolidWorks is better in the computer labs anyways with their big monitors. "Real" programming (C++, Java, etc.) will go a little more smoothly on OS X, because it is Unix based, giving you a much friendlier programming environment than Windows (most programmers seem to prefer Linux, and OS X can give you almost all of the same tools). If you get into programming and have a Windows computer you'll probably dual-boot it with Linux eventually.My other beef with Windows is that it tends to slow down after you've had it for a long time. I reinstall Windows about once a year on computers I actively use just because they get so bogged down. I haven't experienced this with the Unix-based operating systems (OS X and Linux) because they're designed a little differently under the hood.Lastly, I'll also say that an advantage to the MacBooks is that OS X is highly optimized for Mac hardware, which they can do simply because there are so few hardware combinations. This means that the same processor is going to give you slightly better performance on a Mac than on Windows
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    In addition to my comment, universities have this thing that allow you to access the uni computers using a virtual machine type service, so you can still run all the software on your uni computers from home. This means you don't even have to dual boot windows or anything to use software like solidworks.


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    Boot camp.
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    For EEE at imperial, which would be better? The Asus Zenbook UX303UA or the Acer Aspire S7 393? I've heard that Acer laptops are not recommended by EEE people. Any insight into this would be helpful.
 
 
 

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