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    Hello, I am going to be buying the alienware x51 and a 22 inch monitor, along with the basic essentials, eg. mouse. Will it be ok for Uni, one of the reasons I am getting this specific gaming PC is because of size, apparently is it very small for a PC. Will be it be ok in the halls of Uni in my room. For example, the shelf above the desk won't be too low for the monitor, etc. and if it is, what can I do? And generally will the Uni be ok with me having one, plus could there be any others with a PC in their rooms? Thanks. X


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    Hello, I am going to be buying the alienware x51 and a 22 inch monitor, along with the basic essentials, eg. mouse. Will it be ok for Uni, one of the reasons I am getting this specific gaming PC is because of size, apparently is it very small for a PC. Will be it be ok in the halls of Uni in my room. For example, the shelf above the desk won't be too low for the monitor, etc. and if it is, what can I do? And generally will the Uni be ok with me having one, plus could there be any others with a PC in their rooms? Thanks. X


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    A 22 inch screen wouldn't be excessive, I'd be amazed if it didn't fit. Lots of other people will have desktops (including a few other high end ones, no doubt) and the uni will be fine with it :yes:
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    Thanks for your reply. That is excellent. And is it hard each term getting it home and back at the end of the holiday? Thanks.


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    I use an X51, its excellent. Its not much bigger (if not smaller) then a play station 3.
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    Awesome, can't wait to get it.... Thanks


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    Thanks for your reply. That is excellent. And is it hard each term getting it home and back at the end of the holiday? Thanks.


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    That would depend on how exactly you're transporting it I've been known to bring my desktop (including 24 inch screen) to uni in the past, but I drive to uni so it's not a lot of trouble to put it in the car. If I'd been going by train, it would have been out of the question and I'd have just stuck with my laptop.
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    Ok I understand. Thanks. Yeah. Probs won't be going home too much and parents might drive me, or you never know, I might have a car by then. thanks.


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    Sorry, won't be going home at weekends that much and I'm sure my parents can drive me home. What about leaving it at Uni if I go home at weekends. Do we get keys for our room in the first year or do we have to tell someone to lock it, or can it not be locked??? Depends on the Uni I guess????


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    Sorry, won't be going home at weekends that much and I'm sure my parents can drive me home. What about leaving it at Uni if I go home at weekends. Do we get keys for our room in the first year or do we have to tell someone to lock it, or can it not be locked??? Depends on the Uni I guess????


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    If you're in halls, you'll be able to lock your room :yes:
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    (Original post by Daniel396)
    Hello, I am going to be buying the alienware x51 and a 22 inch monitor, along with the basic essentials, eg. mouse. Will it be ok for Uni, one of the reasons I am getting this specific gaming PC is because of size, apparently is it very small for a PC. Will be it be ok in the halls of Uni in my room. For example, the shelf above the desk won't be too low for the monitor, etc. and if it is, what can I do? And generally will the Uni be ok with me having one, plus could there be any others with a PC in their rooms? Thanks. X


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    Pretty sure you got plenty of space to get a pc in there..................and of course they are ok, loads of people go uni with computers.

    Plus which version? and what do you plan on using it for? which games?
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    (Original post by Daniel396)
    Hello, I am going to be buying the alienware x51 and a 22 inch monitor, along with the basic essentials, eg. mouse. Will it be ok for Uni, one of the reasons I am getting this specific gaming PC is because of size, apparently is it very small for a PC. Will be it be ok in the halls of Uni in my room. For example, the shelf above the desk won't be too low for the monitor, etc. and if it is, what can I do? And generally will the Uni be ok with me having one, plus could there be any others with a PC in their rooms? Thanks. X


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    Build your own PC in a mini ATX case instead?
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    £945 version, reduced from £999. i7 model. I do plan on using it for games but not all the time, because of study and good social life. I want it for games like SC2. Battlefield. Maybe cod and hopefully a few others. I know you can build pcs for cheaper but I like the size and design as well as the specs on Alienware x51. Thanks for reply.


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    £945 version, reduced from £999. i7 model. I do plan on using it for games but not all the time, because of study and good social life. I want it for games like SC2. Battlefield. Maybe cod and hopefully a few others. I know you can build pcs for cheaper but I like the size and design as well as the specs on Alienware x51. Thanks for reply.


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    Suggest having a look at here before you decide, you can pick up something with better specs and far better quality components while retaining looks http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/intel-mini-pcs/
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    A desktop isn't as handy as a laptop at uni. Being able to take my laptop around to library/meetings/lectures has saved me a lot of hassle. But I did have a 37" secondary screen in my room and I had to put it in the front room, and get a 22"(around this size) because it was too big on my desk.
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    Yeah but the computers from PC specialist are much bigger than the x51. I am just worried about space in my room and brining it home from Uni. Thanks.


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    Yeah, don't worry I have a laptop as well. I will just take both. Thanks.


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