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Computer Needs @ MBA [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2012, 21:32
Hey guys... since it is the season of hearing back and making life changes/moves, I thought I would pose a question...

What do you think you need computing wise to "get through" a typical 2yr FT MBA program.

Only a laptop?

iPad/Tablet and Desktop?

Desktop only?

Laptop and iPad/tablet?

Just Pen and Paper - 1970s style? :lol:

All of the above?

Would be interesting to hear how people are managing/are thinking of managing. I am planning on just iPad and desktop, though I suppose it will be hard to huddle around during group projects w/o a laptop. But honestly, wouldn't people crowd around one person's laptop who is "driving"? I was thinking the iPad can be used to dl content you have prepared and placed in your dropbox or whatever - and *can* do more complex things if you get a bluetooth keyboard or better input device.

Thoughts?
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Re: Computer Needs @ MBA [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2012, 08:24
A small lightweight laptop would be the only item that is needed in my opinion...

However, I do have the following that you may wish to consider:

iPhone which will be used for when travelling etc
iPad which I am currently setting up as an e-reader and as my primary workshop tool
Small Laptop which I will use for word processing and can bring to workshops if necessary
Monitor which I have set up in my office to connect the laptop to
Corporate network access to support an work relating assignments
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Re: Computer Needs @ MBA [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2012, 14:36
Sounds about right. The new ipad is so killer for reading! as crisp as a kindle!

I guess I have an excuse now to buy a ultrabook... mmmm...
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Re: Computer Needs @ MBA [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2012, 21:32
If I see a good deal I would get myself an ultra book. Very light, portable and still functions like a traditional laptop. I enjoy tablets but I still need the utility of a keyboard and mouse to work tedious excel sheet model problems, working on word or structuring a powerpoint for a presentation.
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