I’m starting Pharmacy school next month, and I’m afraid I might be due for a new laptop. My current one is coming up on 3 years old in December and it’s starting to run a little slow.
Besides that, I wanted a tablet for in class note-taking purposes.
I am at a complete loss as to where to start!
Does anyone have any laptops they recommend? I might stick to dell as my pharmacy school has an on site IT repair for Dell computers which could be helpful in the future.
I do not need the computer for gaming (although if it could run the Sims 4 that’d be a bonus 😝). So your average run of the mill stats should be fine, but I would like recommendations for what you all use.
The bigger issue is the tablet. I need the tablet to be able to run word, and your other run of the mill functions.
-I get it, Apple has the monopoly and most people choose their products. The iPads are beautiful and I know run word processing programs. However, price tag 😰
-currently an Apple iPad Mini 4 (most current) and the Apple iPad Air (current model) run at about the same price ~$400-$500 with taxes.
(I’m inclined to get the larger one because why would I pay the same price for a smaller screen? That doesn’t make sense.
Now, what are non Apple tablets like? Samsung users out there? I hope they don’t have software compatibility issues, and will be able to fulfill my needs.
Should I consider a very small notebook (if that’s what they’re called? Netbook?)
They are around 9-11" screens and are microscopic laptops. They’d be portable, and more affordable, but every model I look at gets bad reviews for being junky.
Any advice and help is appreciated! I want to know what you all use in pharmacy school to get you to success!