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    Hey there,

    I've struck a dilemma where I can't decided whether I should take my laptop or desktop with me to university. The previous years I've always just used my macbook and that worked well enough. Most of the time my laptop would just sit on my desk in the same place anyway - however my course is beginning to use more 3D intensive programs. This can act quite sluggish on my windows partition on my mac.

    At the moment I'm at the stage where I'm thinking of taking both. As I know my macbook will get use. The PC would be used for more intensive window programs - however taking it means during the summer I won't have a gaming PC (too much effort to take it back with me home each semester). It has the bonus appeal that I can actually play some decent games on my desktop - however I won't be spending that much time on it - socializing first! I am already taking an external monitor for my macbook anyway - so is it worth the extra luggage taking the tower with me?

    Thanks in advance
    Iain
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    (Original post by iMack)
    Hey there,

    I've struck a dilemma where I can't decided whether I should take my laptop or desktop with me to university. The previous years I've always just used my macbook and that worked well enough. Most of the time my laptop would just sit on my desk in the same place anyway - however my course is beginning to use more 3D intensive programs. This can act quite sluggish on my windows partition on my mac.

    At the moment I'm at the stage where I'm thinking of taking both. As I know my macbook will get use. The PC would be used for more intensive window programs - however taking it means during the summer I won't have a gaming PC (too much effort to take it back with me home each semester). It has the bonus appeal that I can actually play some decent games on my desktop - however I won't be spending that much time on it - socializing first! I am already taking an external monitor for my macbook anyway - so is it worth the extra luggage taking the tower with me?

    Thanks in advance
    Iain
    Is it possible to leave the desktop on at home and slave it for the processing power?
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    (Original post by iMack)
    Hey there,

    I've struck a dilemma where I can't decided whether I should take my laptop or desktop with me to university. The previous years I've always just used my macbook and that worked well enough. Most of the time my laptop would just sit on my desk in the same place anyway - however my course is beginning to use more 3D intensive programs. This can act quite sluggish on my windows partition on my mac.

    At the moment I'm at the stage where I'm thinking of taking both. As I know my macbook will get use. The PC would be used for more intensive window programs - however taking it means during the summer I won't have a gaming PC (too much effort to take it back with me home each semester). It has the bonus appeal that I can actually play some decent games on my desktop - however I won't be spending that much time on it - socializing first! I am already taking an external monitor for my macbook anyway - so is it worth the extra luggage taking the tower with me?

    Thanks in advance
    Iain
    Laptop only if Oxford or Cambridge. Desktop if any other university.
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    (Original post by iMack)
    Hey there,

    I've struck a dilemma where I can't decided whether I should take my laptop or desktop with me to university. The previous years I've always just used my macbook and that worked well enough. Most of the time my laptop would just sit on my desk in the same place anyway - however my course is beginning to use more 3D intensive programs. This can act quite sluggish on my windows partition on my mac.

    At the moment I'm at the stage where I'm thinking of taking both. As I know my macbook will get use. The PC would be used for more intensive window programs - however taking it means during the summer I won't have a gaming PC (too much effort to take it back with me home each semester). It has the bonus appeal that I can actually play some decent games on my desktop - however I won't be spending that much time on it - socializing first! I am already taking an external monitor for my macbook anyway - so is it worth the extra luggage taking the tower with me?

    Thanks in advance
    Iain
    Hmmm.......isn't there any special computer facilities to meet your needs?
    If not, try to reconfigure your current desktop into an itx form and get one of those small cases so its easier to move around.
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    (Original post by iMack)
    Hey there,

    I've struck a dilemma where I can't decided whether I should take my laptop or desktop with me to university. The previous years I've always just used my macbook and that worked well enough. Most of the time my laptop would just sit on my desk in the same place anyway - however my course is beginning to use more 3D intensive programs. This can act quite sluggish on my windows partition on my mac.

    At the moment I'm at the stage where I'm thinking of taking both. As I know my macbook will get use. The PC would be used for more intensive window programs - however taking it means during the summer I won't have a gaming PC (too much effort to take it back with me home each semester). It has the bonus appeal that I can actually play some decent games on my desktop - however I won't be spending that much time on it - socializing first! I am already taking an external monitor for my macbook anyway - so is it worth the extra luggage taking the tower with me?

    Thanks in advance
    Iain
    Definitely get a MacBook, you want something portable for school. If you need to run windows just install BootCamp which then allows you to run Windows.)
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    Is it possible to leave the desktop on at home and slave it for the processing power?

    What is this sorcery?

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