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I'm thinking of getting a new laptop for uni because my mum wants my current MacBook Pro (2015). I'm applying for Chemistry and would preferably like a laptop with drawing functionality. In addition to this I would want something that could support software such as ChemDraw and with a long battery life. Any suggestions?
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surface very good. if you have the money to spend on a macbook pro i guess you have the money to spend on a surface
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(Original post by mj.tan)
I'm thinking of getting a new laptop for uni because my mum wants my current MacBook Pro (2015). I'm applying for Chemistry and would preferably like a laptop with drawing functionality. In addition to this I would want something that could support software such as ChemDraw and with a long battery life. Any suggestions?
Chemdraw has an ability to just randomly stop working on macs - my friend knows the struggle - the programme is only really well-supported on windows
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surface very good. if you have the money to spend on a macbook pro i guess you have the money to spend on a surface
Thanks. Would you recommend the Surface Pro or the other models?
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Chemdraw has an ability to just randomly stop working on macs - my friend knows the struggle - the programme is only really well-supported on windows
Thank you so much for this!! What do you use?
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Thank you so much for this!! What do you use?
I had an ASUS for three years, now I have lenovo, no idea what models they were/are as my step-dad chose them for me - they are quite big and heavy though - I never used to take my laptop to uni as we always had access to computers in the buliding and in lectures we were given handouts of the slides to annotate
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I had an ASUS for three years, now I have lenovo, no idea what models they were/are as my step-dad chose them for me - they are quite big and heavy though - I never used to take my laptop to uni as we always had access to computers in the buliding and in lectures we were given handouts of the slides to annotate
Ah alright. Would you then recommend I get one which I could draw on bc I know I prefer writing than typing in terms of taking notes. Also, did ChemDraw and other software all work perfectly on your windows?
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Ah alright. Would you then recommend I get one which I could draw on bc I know I prefer writing than typing in terms of taking notes. Also, did ChemDraw and other software all work perfectly on your windows?
The few times I used it, Chemdraw worked perfectly on my laptop - I only used it for third and fourth year coursework, and the programme was available on all uni computers anyway, I don't even have a copy of the software on my laptop now - it's been replaced by maple and origin, I'm avoiding MatLab
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Whatever laptop you get, buy a mouse a long with it if you plan to use Chemdraw extensively (which I imagine you will). Using Chemdraw without a mouse is cumbersome to say the least
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I think I’m willing to go as far as £2000 for everything
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Thank you so much for your input. I have been considering the Surface Book but really not keen on the gap hinge.
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The few times I used it, Chemdraw worked perfectly on my laptop - I only used it for third and fourth year coursework, and the programme was available on all uni computers anyway, I don't even have a copy of the software on my laptop now - it's been replaced by maple and origin, I'm avoiding MatLab
What course did you study at uni?
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What course did you study at uni?
Chemistry, my master's project and phd are in physical chemistry though
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I'm thinking of getting a new laptop for uni because my mum wants my current MacBook Pro (2015). I'm applying for Chemistry and would preferably like a laptop with drawing functionality. In addition to this I would want something that could support software such as ChemDraw and with a long battery life. Any suggestions?
I would make sure the laptop can support NMR software such as CMC assist as well, just in case your projects include NMR this can be super heplful for interpretation and 'pretty' diagrams.
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