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Microsoft ‑ Surface 4 sufficient for MBA classes?

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I am focused on Finance and will be on Excel a lot. The Microsoft Surface 4 looks portable, easy to use, and if I buy the keyboard, functions like a regular laptop. I don't need a ton of features or memory (I rarely use my old laptop today). Am I missing anything?

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I am focused on Finance and will be on Excel a lot. The Microsoft Surface 4 looks portable, easy to use, and if I buy the keyboard, functions like a regular laptop. I don't need a ton of features or memory (I rarely use my old laptop today). Am I missing anything?


I think the Surface 4 is a great option if you are willing to sacrifice comfort when using it as a laptop, ie. on your lap. I would be sure to get the i5 and 8 GB of ram minimum. And that is not necessarily for business school. Just don't buy a computer in 2016 with less than 8 GB. The pro 4 with 256 GB ssd and 8 GB of RAM is $1200 at both best buy and the Microsoft store, and if you get the student discount at Best buy, brings it down to $1100.

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You can certainly survive with a surface, many of my classmates (including me) were using mini computers during my MBA and it worked just fine. Not as comfortable but certainly doable. The Surface is way more powerful than the mini books were so you should be fine
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