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New Computer for Uni

I’m applying for a computer science starting in 2024 and I need a new computer (I’ve had my current one since 2015). I know this will vary course to course but I was wondering what sort of spec computer I should get as I don’t want to waste money on one that’s not good enough or too good. If anyone has any advice I’d really appreciate it.
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You don’t need specific specs to do computer science. A normal windows laptop will suffice, anything extra they always have in the computer labs.
For computer science you are good with any Windows laptop really; in my opinion I would prefer the laptop to have an SSD and a Ryzen 5 processor at least (but that is not necesarily required as the labs in my uni have the latest i9 processors and RTX GPUs).

Edit: of course MacBook may also suffice.
(edited 8 months ago)

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