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    Speaking to a few guys at Uni currently (I'm in the current application cycle) and they all say one I thing I really need is a laptop. I already have a decent desktop but they say it is too much effort to ferry that too and from Uni and as my birthday is coming up this is probably the only time I'll have enough money to buy one between now and starting Uni. Is a laptop something you actually need or could I get by with a desktop?
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    Depends on your course, but generally I'd say they're not needed, just convenient to have.
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    You can get away with a Desktop - you'll most likely find using pen and paper easier for taking notes, it's just whether you want the convenience of portability, particularly being able to take your computer into the library when writing essays.
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    They're not actually 'needed' but it can be dependant on the course and person. They're convenient but not wholly necessary.
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    Much easier than a desktop. And does mean not having to try and find a free computer in the library as deadlines loom.
 
 
 
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