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    I'm a mechanical engineering student, first year and I'll be commuting to university, what would be best for my course PC or Laptop?
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    (Original post by PC100)
    I'm a mechanical engineering student, first year and I'll be commuting to university, what would be best for my course PC or Laptop?
    I have moved your thread over to the technology and computers forum where hopefully someone will able to better advise you.
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    This is really up to you as there are benefits and drawbacks to both.

    A desktop will offer you more power for a lower price. They're more flexible and can offer better setups. You can get a proper keyboard and mouse, multiple monitors and so on. If you need any specific software it will run better on a laptop and you don't have to worry about moving into halls or anything.

    A laptop on the other hand is more portable and allows you to take your work with you. If you would prefer your own machine while at classes then a laptop is naturally the better option. This is really the only benefit though. In portability a laptop will outclass a desktop. In every other measure the desktop wins. So how important is portability to you?

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