1. Frequently Asked Questions
  2. Getting Started & Admissions

Do I have to buy a new computer for my coding bootcamp?

You don't have to buy a new laptop to start your bootcamp. There's a good chance you can use the one you have, or you can rent one from us.

You can use either a Mac or Windows computer during your DigitalCrafts bootcamp. Here's a blog post with details about the pros and cons of Mac vs PC, and why we shifted from being Mac-only to now allowing PCs in class. There are also specs in the doc that will help you make sure the laptop you choose will work for our bootcamps.

We Recommend A Mac For Most Students

We still recommend a Mac for most students. 

The way you code in class will be the same whether you’re using a Mac or PC, but classes will typically be taught by an instructor using a Mac, so for most students, using a MacBook in class is still the way to go.

Your instructor may not have experience using Windows machines and may not be able to provide IT support should you need PC-specific troubleshooting.

Choose A Laptop With the Right Specs

There are also specs in our Mac vs PC blog post that will help you make sure the laptop you choose will work for our bootcamps.