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    (Original post by woopwoop1)
    I am going to start university in September to study medicine. Which laptop should I invest in? Any help appreciated
    I would ask on the medical section.

    Your choice is mac or non mac. There is a big price difference.

    Macs are thought of as more fashionable, have a nice interface, good customer service and stylish. They are expensive though.
    If you get a ma make sure you get the student discount.

    Windows pc much cheaper, more value for money, but maybe not as smooth an interface. It means you can get a much faster higher specced product for the same money.

    Make sure any specialist software you have to use is available on mac as some is available only for windows.

    Buy the one you like, can afford and meets your needs. All this my computer is better than yours is rubbish stuff that should have been left at nursery.
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    (Original post by Thomb)
    What about power though I mean can it handle mega programmes that use lots of memory and need to run fast?
    Yeah it can handle programmes such as the adobe suite and this doesn't slow the speed down. It is very fast and can run mulitple applications at once without any interference!
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    (Original post by Alisha07)
    Yeah it can handle programmes such as the adobe suite and this doesn't slow the speed down. It is very fast and can run mulitple applications at once without any interference!
    Tempting.
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    (Original post by Thomb)
    Tempting.
    It's definitely worth the money I love mine!!
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    (Original post by Alisha07)
    It's definitely worth the money I love mine!!
    Wanna sell it?
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    (Original post by Thomb)
    Wanna sell it?
    I'm okay I can't let mine go haha!!!
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    (Original post by Alisha07)
    I'm okay I can't let mine go haha!!!
    OWH! ? Please.

    Seriously do you think they're as good as Mac Book Pro?
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    You got to keep in mind the hardware when getting laptop, though.
    Not all Macbook Airs are the same. Sure, Apple looks nice, but that won't help if the laptop is a weak little bugger.
    Hardware is key.
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    (Original post by Thomb)
    OWH! ? Please.

    Seriously do you think they're as good as Mac Book Pro?
    I think they are just as good!
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    (Original post by vonbroten)
    You got to keep in mind the hardware when getting laptop, though.
    Not all Macbook Airs are the same. Sure, Apple looks nice, but that won't help if the laptop is a weak little bugger.
    Hardware is key.
    Doesnt matter it has the Apple logo on it and for typing an essay or surfing the net whilst having a coffee, hen its fine. Its a lifestyle choice and statement.

    Hardware and specs are only really important for geeks who appreciate better performance.


    Can I just add OP before buying then see the laptop in real life if you can so you cna feel the weight, use the keyboard and see the screen. PC World, Currys, Apple shop all still have computers on display. You should buy where you get the best price, but a bit of wondow shopping is ok.

    You should then look at reviews, just to make sure.
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    (Original post by woopwoop1)
    I am going to start university in September to study medicine. Which laptop should I invest in? Any help appreciated
    (Original post by woopwoop1)
    about 600
    At about 600 I'd suggest an Asus or Lenovo, maybe the Asus UX305 (9/10 or a ThinkPad )
    Macs are okay, but they've got loads of compatibility issues with software. I'd suggest you ask on the Medicine forum to see if there are any ones you need.

    I myself bought a ThinkPad X201 (2011) last year, then upgraded it to SSD and increased the RAM capacity. It outperforms most MacBooks
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    (Original post by woopwoop1)
    I am going to start university in September to study medicine. Which laptop should I invest in? Any help appreciated
    It depend on your needs, Mac book pro is good. There are many other laptops provide good compatibility and good storage such as Asus, Acer, Dell, HP.
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    (Original post by Thomb)
    OWH! ? Please.

    Seriously do you think they're as good as Mac Book Pro?
    you only really need a pro if you're doing some video editing or something.
    air has better battery life as well.

    although weight difference technically isn't that much, the air is like carrying a really light textbook around.
 
 
 
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