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Buying laptop for college international business major

by danieltrios / July 11, 2013 7:04 AM PDT

Hello,
In the fall I will be entering my freshman year of college as an international business major at Northeastern University. I need to purchase a new laptop and there are some specifications. I know that often windows products are claimed to be the best for business does anyone have any advice on this? The specifications for the laptop are as follows

Operating system: Windows 8/Windows 8 pro/Mac OSX mountain lion
Hard Drive: 500 GB HDD
Processor: Dual core CPU
RAM memory: 4 RAM
Ethernet Card: 10/100/1000 gigabit
Wireless Card: 802.11 wireless
Optical Media Drive: DVD-RW
External Hard Drive: 500GB

If anyone has any advice on what would be the best laptop for me to purchase that would be very much appreciated.
Thank you

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Sadly not possible given no price limit or much else.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 11, 2013 7:11 AM PDT

Try the laptop pickers at the top of this forum next.
Bob

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Price
by danieltrios / July 11, 2013 7:19 AM PDT

Price isn't a priority, any advice you have would be helpful.
Thanks

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There are some thousand models vying for this one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 11, 2013 7:24 AM PDT
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Use the laptop picker at the top of this forum then come back with what you like.

As your Apple can run Windows, it's a great hardware platform and if price is no object, get the Macbook Pro.
Bob

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Windows is better for
by orlbuckeye / July 15, 2013 9:39 PM PDT

business because Windows machines dominate the business world. There is much more software available for Windows then the OSX. Your specs aren't that high so you could get a decent machine for 500-600. For a business student Office is a must.

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