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> 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.
Did the program manager give a reason she advised PC instead of Mac? Sometimes it’s just plain old (and I do mean old) ignorance about mac’s compatibility.
I agree: it’s all about the display. If your eyes like the Mac’s Retina display, just buy it. You can run any software you’ll need as a writer that your work mates will run on their PC. And if you must run a specific PC-only application you can install Windows on the Mac and do just that.
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