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My PC has been not functioning very well recently, and I want to replace it. However, I am hesitant because I have heard that some dental schools require you to buy a Mac. Are there a lot of dental schools that require you do that or just a few? I don't want to buy a PC, and then buy a new Mac next fall again. If I buy my new PC, I will definitely buy a good enough PC that I can use for at least 4-5 years without major upgrades.
 

cacajuate

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Schools I visited you could have either but students say that school program seemed to function better with macs.
 

sjv

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The number of schools that require you to use/buy their computer seems to be declining, most seem to let you choose.
 

predentalgirl

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I think out of 100 kids in my class, 80 have Macs.
 

syap

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Get a microsoft surface pro 3. A majority of my class have MacBooks but they always look at me annotating power points with the pen and I know they're kind of jealous.
My school uses some software that they say doesn't work with a surface pro...I don't know if that is true or not.
 
Jul 21, 2014
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The surface pro will run anything a windows laptop or desktop will run because it is a full windows computer. I've heard people say it won't run apps before; they are talking about the surface RT (the naming scheme microsoft came up with is REALLY obnoxious). Just make sure it's the pro version.
 
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My school uses some software that they say doesn't work with a surface pro...I don't know if that is true or not.
I seriously doubt that, but if that's the case a macbook is a good computer that will last. I'm just not the biggest fan of them.