|I totally agree. A Mk I black (or blue) pen and a ton of paper, with the optional binder mod will work just fine for most schools.
However, a laptop/desktop computer can carry out the following -
email, netflix, youtube, facebook, America's Army 3, World of Tanks, Startrek online, MicroSoft Flight sim (current one is free to play, pay for add-ons), word - resumes, very important, and other fine (reletively) inexpensive programs. These help when your funds are low, and beer at the bar is $5-6 a bottle (and higher at the strippers ). Other than the resume and email thing, it is for entertainment. I want to try Battle Field 3, but I'm too cheap to spend $59.99+tax.
So enlighten me. What software would an AME in school require computing horsepower for
I only suggest getting something that has some "power", so during school and after school is done you have something you can upgrade to keep current, then have a 2 year old boat anchor that you have to replace for $1000+.
CID - I was only kidding around. You are 100% right - you do not "need", but lets face it we all "want" a more powerful (bigger, faster, stronger...) computer.
thats like telling a pilot he only holds the seat cushion down...
meaning: telling a pilot that he isn't important..(ie. he is a paperweight, wheel chock, boat anchor... you get the picture)
I'm trying not to take things too seriously , bad for my Karma...