Yes, you will need your own laptop to participate if accepted into the Academy Program. Keep in mind that tablets or netbooks are not suitable alternatives to a laptop.

Recommendations on buying a laptop

If you need or choose to buy a new laptop before the start of the Academy, we would recommend buying a MacBook Air or Pro as that will work out of the box. It however has a price tag so if that is out of your budget its fine to buy a notebook that meets our minimum system requirements.

It is however advised to buy a notebook that does not have an nVidia (GeForce) graphics card because while it works, it does not play very nice with Linux.

So either choose between a system with an intel integrated graphics card, or go for a system that has an AMD processor.

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