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Hi, I'm loooking at getting a MacBook for starting uni in 2017. Are MacBooks suitable for use in a geography degree? Obviously I know I can get MS Office on it, but what about software like GIS and other such software? Anyone know what sort of software will be used?

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(Original post by abrack)
Hi, I'm loooking at getting a MacBook for starting uni in 2017. Are MacBooks suitable for use in a geography degree? Obviously I know I can get MS Office on it, but what about software like GIS and other such software? Anyone know what sort of software will be used?

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Any software that you will be required to use will be installed on departmental computers so you can get away with getting a MacBook Air. Of course, you are making a trade-off with power for portability but if that's a trade-off you're willing to make then that's fine. A lot of students used MacBook Airs.
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I don't have a MacBook Air, but I'm doing a Geoscience degree and I have been fine with a regular laptop. As long as you're able to write essays, make powerpoints etc on it then you should be fine, because any specialist software you'll use (e.g. ArcGIS, Multispec etc) will be available on the computers within the subject department, and may also be on the library computers too
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It depends how it did in it's A-levels.
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Thank you, everyone! I don't have it yet.
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