Best/cheapest PC for investment banking?

What is the cheapest but still pretty nice PC that you would recommend for investment banking (modeling, pitchdecks, etc)? Budget of 0-$1000 but preferably towards the middle of that.

 
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I have a mac and was told PC was better.Β 

You were told correctly. Plenty of recent threads here on WSO about this you should check out. If not that, start looking at a Dell XPS or Lenovo X1. May not be the most appreciatively priced for your forecast, but consider these are ones that'll last you at least three-four years let alone if you need to pick one up a year old it'll still last. Nothing against looking into a good used example so long as they have wiped the data and you don't wind up with certain weird photos on there. The out of box cheapies you pick up from BestBuy for even $600 are the ones you keep replacing every year. Quality, not quantity.

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Buy a used Thinkpad on ebay.Β  Get a model with at least an 8th gen Intel CPU (T480 or newer, check wikipedia to get a full list of those models) and 16gb of ram, at $500 this should be esay to do and quite frankly can be done for around $200 - $300 and possibly less.Β  You are likely to get a Thinkpad from the office so it will get you used to that anyway.

 

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