I will be starting CRNA school as well and I have asked around about recommendations for laptops. What the majority of people have told me is that any new laptop will do and to not get a Mac. I was hoping just the opposite so that I would have an excuse to get a trendy new computer, but peoples reason behind it is that some of the hospital-based programs and technology through their CRNA school is more compatable with a PC/Windows. Keep in mind, this is what I was told from a variety of SRNAs on a different forum. I think that if you are use to working with a Mac, then get a Mac, if not, then get what works best for you. As far as Apps, I have no idea, but I would like to get some for my phone, so if you get any recommendations, send them my way.