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    i have a desktop, couldn't do without it. HAs my music, dvds etc... source of much entertainment and important to do work/access the internet on.

    I don't think a laptop is that essential, the only problem with a desktop is the fact you can't take it home on the train. But other than that i definitely wouldn't take it into uni every day, it would stay at hall.
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    I've taken mine to the library a couple of times. They have wireless hotspots in there (although I have the internet in my room) plus I find it easier to work in there. I use it on the train as well - not working of course, but Tetris really does speed up the journey! I love my laptop. I wouldn't be without it.

    Mine doesn't hum when it's switched off. I can leave it charging and it is silent.

    I've got one of those 3 in 1 printer/scanner/photocopier doolies and they are really useful. Mine is a HP. It was relatively cheap but does incredible photo printing as well as all the standard b/w stuff.
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    (Original post by Zakatu)
    I don't think a laptop is that essential, the only problem with a desktop is the fact you can't take it home on the train. .
    people I know have desktops, but i still can't see how you wouldn't be able to get it home in a train? You should be able to fit it all inside a large, wheeled suitcase, especially with a flat screen. After all, the actual computer itself isn't heavy- just a large box filled with bits of silicon and metal!

    The other option would be to buy an ultra small Mac computer- I've seen them, they're about the size of an external CD drive, but they are a fully functional PC. Powerful as a desktop, but laptop portability...
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    (Original post by FadeToBlackout)
    people I know have desktops, but i still can't see how you wouldn't be able to get it home in a train? You should be able to fit it all inside a large, wheeled suitcase, especially with a flat screen. After all, the actual computer itself isn't heavy- just a large box filled with bits of silicon and metal!

    The other option would be to buy an ultra small Mac computer- I've seen them, they're about the size of an external CD drive, but they are a fully functional PC. Powerful as a desktop, but laptop portability...
    Not everyone travels to and from home by train.
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    I know- i don't!

    Dad's taxi, you know...
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    (Original post by FadeToBlackout)
    The other option would be to buy an ultra small Mac computer- I've seen them, they're about the size of an external CD drive, but they are a fully functional PC. Powerful as a desktop, but laptop portability...
    You mean the Mac Mini: http://www.apple.com/macmini/

    They're not that powerful - about as powerful as the apple iBooks. If all you're doing is Word and Internet surfing, they should be just about fine though. Gaming would be a no-no.
 
 
 
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