How useful/necessary is it to have a laptop while in med school? Several schools require that you own a computer and I own a somewhat outdated PC but no laptop. Is it useful to own a laptop you can take to school? If you find it useful/necessary, what do you use it for? I know some schools have a lot of study material online. If that's the case, I think I'll have to spring for a laptop because I can't get any studying done at home.