Hi- I am buying a laptop for use in graduate school and will be using software such as Matlab, Maple, MIKTEX for writing a paper, and several other similar programs that I don't yet know specifically. Due to outdated university software I have heard that 64 bit systems cause compatibility issues. Does anyone happen to know if this is a common problem? Also, I am looking at a Toshiba Satellite A505-S6965 with P7350 intel core duo, it is going for $800, I have heard mixed things about it, any thoughts? and if that's a good one to avoid what computer brand ( top 3) do you prefer?
Edited by vaustin, 10 August 2009 - 03:26 PM.
Moved to more appropriate forum