LAPTOP Question - is 11.6" screen too small? : Business School Life
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 20 Jan 2017, 16:52

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# LAPTOP Question - is 11.6" screen too small?

Author Message
Intern
Joined: 05 Jul 2012
Posts: 2
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

LAPTOP Question - is 11.6" screen too small? [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 Jul 2012, 07:17
I am trying to decide what to do about a laptop (I have a Mac but nothing has made my feek comfortable enough to stick with it for school - finance major).

I am not looking to spend a lot of money, but I am looking for something pretty light. I have been told me Macbook Pro 13.3" is too heavy!

For those in business school or b school alums, is 11.6" too small, especially for finance related work?

Thank you!
Director
Joined: 26 May 2010
Posts: 719
Location: United States (MA)
Concentration: Strategy
Schools: MIT Sloan - Class of 2015
WE: Consulting (Mutual Funds and Brokerage)
Followers: 18

Kudos [?]: 204 [0], given: 642

Re: LAPTOP Question - is 11.6" screen too small? [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 Jul 2012, 10:50
If you want to keep using a Mac, you should check out the Macbook Air. It is incredibly light and powerful.
Current Student
Joined: 12 Sep 2011
Posts: 900
Concentration: Finance, Finance
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V40
Followers: 137

Kudos [?]: 900 [0], given: 114

Re: LAPTOP Question - is 11.6" screen too small? [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 Jul 2012, 20:32
I just got the x230 thinkpad, and I think it would be a little too small to go any smaller. I've also purchased a docking station so I will be using a 20+ inch screen from home. I wouldn't personally recommend it. Another issue you may face is that it will be hard to find a 11" screen that has the power needed and screen space needed for all the bschool work you will do.

As for a mac, I wouldn't recommend a Mac unless you 100% plan to run windows on it also, especially for finance. Most schools will require atleast a windows partition on a mac, and for finance reasons, I would def get a PC.

Good luck

sterl wrote:
I am trying to decide what to do about a laptop (I have a Mac but nothing has made my feek comfortable enough to stick with it for school - finance major).

I am not looking to spend a lot of money, but I am looking for something pretty light. I have been told me Macbook Pro 13.3" is too heavy!

For those in business school or b school alums, is 11.6" too small, especially for finance related work?

Thank you!

_________________

New to the GMAT Club? <START HERE>

My GMAT and BSchool Tips:

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Senior Manager
Joined: 20 Jun 2010
Posts: 488
Concentration: Strategy, Economics
Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2014
Followers: 14

Kudos [?]: 79 [0], given: 27

Re: LAPTOP Question - is 11.6" screen too small? [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Jul 2012, 13:32
I considered the 11" MacBook Air, but decided that it was too small. It was especially difficult to pull up two different windows at once.

However, it is really small and super convenient to carry around. If you did go with it, I'd recommend getting a 24"+ monitor to plug into while you're home.
_________________
Re: LAPTOP Question - is 11.6" screen too small?   [#permalink] 15 Jul 2012, 13:32
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Laptop questions - Thinkpads 1 02 May 2014, 10:40
Laptop or Netbook 1 04 Jul 2009, 10:04
Averatec Laptops 15 09 Jul 2007, 11:05
Is a 15" laptop too big for school? 31 11 Jun 2007, 06:42
1 Laptop (and bag) for Bschool... 260 09 Mar 2007, 07:14
Display posts from previous: Sort by