What laptop do you use? - page 6

Maybe not exactly nursing related, but nursing school/college related. I'm just curious what laptop to do have? Do you like/dislike it?... Read More

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    13" macbook. I love it because I don't spend half my life dealing with anti-virus software and windows problems. that said, as i get older (read=24), the 13" screen ain't cuttin it. Will definitely be adding a big monitor to the mix when I go back to NS in the fall.

    i also have an iphone, and i use the calendar on the phone for all my school/work stuff, love that it has multiple alarms, and it syncs with the computer nicely. if you also need a good task manager/planner set-up, this combo has worked REALLY well for me.
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    I've got a 14 inch HP DV series running Windows 7. It doesn't exactly fit in my purse, but its a nice size for carrying around, I think.
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    I have a Dell XPS M1330 (13") and I love it. I only use it when I travel or attend class though - have a desktop I built for all other uses. Why use a 13" screen when you can use two 26" screens? :-P

    Anyway - I prefer PCs. I changed my major in college to avoid the use of a Mac. They are beyond confusing and I build/repair computers as a side job and know two programming languages. Plus, they cost WAY more.

    Also - you only get a virus if you're an idiot. Encrypt your wireless, don't click on pop up ads, and don't open e-mail attachments from unknown sources. I've never had spyware or anti-virus software (7 years and counting) and I've always been virus and spyware free!

    Although I will admit that Mac is idiot proof - you can't really screw one up even if you try. You can screw up a PC if you mess around too much without knowing what you're doing.

    For nursing, I'd vote PC. It costs less, it is reliable, most have great warranties to save you if you drop coffee on it, drop it down the stairs, or it crashes, and the software is much cheaper and more readily available.

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