I was wondering what laptop people use for psychology course and if there is any type/brand that is preferred when studying this course...
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Any preferred laptop choice for undergraduate psychology course? watch
- Thread Starter
- 15-03-2016 13:35
- 15-03-2016 13:37
i dont do psychology but im at uni and literally everyone has a macbook. i dont actually think ive seen any other brand..
- 15-03-2016 13:39
Get a PC. Macs are for dicks.
- 15-03-2016 13:43
Did a psychology degree.
There are no extremely intensive computational stuff until the higher masters and doctorate levels, such as programming your own experiments via code. SPSS which you will be using could do with a middle range machine, but today normal processors handle it just fine.
I think any PC would do. But I would always prefer one with good battery life, a good keyboard and screen to write a lot and it not be a pain, a graphics card (if you like games especially), a decent processor, and preferably a SSD rather than HDD memory system as boot speed is a million times faster.
- 16-03-2016 14:12
For windows the choice of brand doesn't matter. The choice between Mac and PC is mostly a matter of how much money your willing to spend: if you have £1K to spend on a laptop then a mac is a safe choice (they tend to have fewer bugs, better battery life, better build quality). However a £300 cheap windows laptop would also be fine. The only specialist software you will probably need as an undergraduate is SPSS which runs on PC and MAC.
If your going to bring a laptop to lectures a lot and carry it around then buying a light "ultrabook" (i.e. macbook air variety, or windows options include dell XPS 13 or very well priced HP envy 13) is definately a good idea, but they wont play modern games very well. I'd personally recommend buying a 24 inch external montor and mouse and keyboard for working at home with a laptop (you can plug it into a laptop easily), as it allows you to work with two things on the monitor at the same time and is much better for posture than using a laptop on a desk.Last edited by iammichealjackson; 16-03-2016 at 14:13.