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Electrical and Mechanical Engineering ...LAPTOP?????

by Prigofast09 / July 22, 2013 12:26 PM PDT

Going to college foe EE and ME ... so i dont know if a mac will be able to run all the engineering programs or not ...and if not can you please suggest a good PC laptop which will run all software

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Why not ask you college what machine they recommend?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 22, 2013 9:52 PM PDT

Does the college IT department support Mac's

Does the Student Shop provide Mac software?


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thats a great question
by Prigofast09 / July 23, 2013 2:02 AM PDT

I think so because i have talked to people who use macs in the enginereing dept .....and i was wondering if mac is good for all the software available out there for engineers .....and without an optical drive it makes it harder to choose a mac

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As you'll learn
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 23, 2013 2:08 AM PDT
In reply to: thats a great question

The optical is going the way of the floppy drive. However I did add the ubiquitous USB DVDRW drive to my collection as I encountered netbooks that didn't have such.

Are you saying you want to carry another pound (between optical drive and more battery to drive it?)

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not really
by Prigofast09 / July 23, 2013 5:59 AM PDT
In reply to: As you'll learn

I need an optical drive just in case i need to use boot camp to use windows ..... and i know there are seperate Drives you know any good and cheap ones other then the one apple provides

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I use the usual 30 buck USB DVDRW.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 23, 2013 6:05 AM PDT
In reply to: not really

Of course there are folk that think you can't use such and will pay up for the label.

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