Should I get a mac for college?

Should I get a mac for college? Topic: Student research paper software for mac
July 16, 2019 / By Heather
Question: I would get a student discount... but it would still be much more than a PC. I currently have a Sony vaio and I LOVE it. I have never had any major issues with it, and it's almost as fast as it was when I bought it. I will probably use my computer for facebook, typing papers, researching stuff on the internet, downloading music, and adding music to my iPod. So, I was thinking a PC would be fine, but my mom is shoving MAC down my throat. Major wise, I'm still undeclared but I was thinking of something along the lines of math/science. If I do major in a math or science, will a Mac or PC matter? Also, my school offers discounts on Dells... would they be worth it?
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Dory Dory | 9 days ago
As a Mac User, there is no need to get a Mac computer. Back in the day, almost all the graphic design software was pretty much exclusive for Mac, and it still runs beautifully on Mac, but if you are doing a math or science major, I actually encourage getting a PC. There were a few things in chemistry (can't remember them all but one was JMOL) that I couldn't do on my Macbook. I feel like a PC would be find for what you are doing, and I find it odd your mom is trying to make you get a mac as they are usually more expensive. Tell your mom you want to save the money, and get a PC, that you like PC and that a Mac is not necessary for your major.
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Cathryn Cathryn
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Shaquille Shaquille
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Nickolas Nickolas
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Kody Kody
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Ike Ike
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