There is no official financial modeling laptop, however, it is generally recommended to use a Windows-based computer, due to the heavy reliance on Microsoft Excel for building models. Additionally, a full desktop setup with a proper keyboard is preferred, as shortcuts are easier on a full keyboard. If you need to use a laptop, make sure you pay close attention to the keyboard and how easily you can press the keys, as well as how easily you can press F2, F4, and F5, which are all common shortcuts when building models.
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