Type of laptop for mathematics degree

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Would a laptop actually be useful for a mathematics degree. If so, would a normal PC be sufficient or a 2 in 1 convertible one be better?
There's obviously pros and cons to both, but is it actually worth spending the extra money for a laptop that you can write on?
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The main pro in this context is the option to write handwritten formulae directly into digital notes. The con is you're likely going to be paying £100+ for convertibles with this functionality over an otherwise equivalent laptop. Whether it's worth it depends entirely on the value you attribute to digital note taking or whether you prefer to do it the old fashioned way if it means saving that cash or putting towards a better laptop (or something else entirely).
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Would a laptop actually be useful for a mathematics degree. If so, would a normal PC be sufficient or a 2 in 1 convertible one be better?
There's obviously pros and cons to both, but is it actually worth spending the extra money for a laptop that you can write on?
Hey... laptop would be better because it is portable and its worth the money
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Would a laptop actually be useful for a mathematics degree. If so, would a normal PC be sufficient or a 2 in 1 convertible one be better?
There's obviously pros and cons to both, but is it actually worth spending the extra money for a laptop that you can write on?
The general question of whether a laptop is useful is fairly straightforward. It's not an absolute necessity, but basically every student on every degree will benefit heavily from having their own device. Doesn't have to be a laptop, a desktop is fine too, but it's a massive quality of life improvement to have your own device to work on.

In terms of 2 in 1 vs regular laptop, as Gofre says this is really personal preference. There certainly are pros and cons, but it really comes down to whether those pros justify a £100 or so premium over a regular laptop? If you're getting on fine as you are now, it's probably not worth it.
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