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Honestly, it doesn't really matter what laptop brand you get, as long as it
runs the software you will need to use. Both work out to be the same cost
when you customize a Windows laptop to match the specs of a MacBook.
The most important difference to me is the quality of the screen display.
You'll be spending a long time looking at the screen so it should be crisp
to view, and easy on the eyes. Yes, you can always make up for a bad
display by adding a large screen LED monitor. But then this defeats the
purpose of having a laptop.
Macs tend to have better screen display quality. I feel less concerned
about working long hours on my Mac than I do with my work Windows laptop.
However if the program head at the school recommends a PC (Windows) then
perhaps you might want to get their recommended machine specifications.
So more questions than answers:
* what programs will you be running?
* what industry are you looking to serve?
* do you prefer to work in one location or move around a lot?
* do you want to run Mac software with the option to run Windows, or
just stick to Windows?
And of course, when you get a job the company will usually provide you with
a workspace and computer. So your laptop will mostly be used for your home
stuff or contract work.
On Friday, April 17, 2015, carolyn223 palo <carolynpalo -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Thank you for this info -
> Wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a laptop? In speaking
> with the program manager at the school I'll be attending - she advised PC
> not Mac. I have an older HP desktop at home - but if there is something out
> there in a laptop I should be checking out I'm all ears. I will
> be bringing this to class also.
> Carolyn Palo
> Business Development - Communications - Project Management
> "Bridging Innovation"
> Phone: 617-491-0551
> Professional Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/carolynpalo
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