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Hi, is it unusual that I'm 17 and I don't have my own laptop? In my house all we have is the family computer. I used to think this was normal but all my friends have their own laptops and I often hear people at school discussing their laptops. Now I feel like an oddball :confused: I just use my phone and tablet to watch stuff and buy stuff and the family computer to do homework. Is this abnormal? Do you all have laptops? I'm planning on buying one soon.
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Hi, is it unusual that I'm 17 and I don't have my own laptop? In my house all we have is the family computer. I used to think this was normal but all my friends have their own laptops and I often hear people at school discussing their laptops. Now I feel like an oddball :confused: I just use my phone and tablet to watch stuff and buy stuff and the family computer to do homework. Is this abnormal? Do you all have laptops? I'm planning on buying one soon.
Nope...I used to just have a desktop computer, still do but now a tablet as well.
You seem pretty normal, you have access to the internet at home and have a shared computer.
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FFS. No it isn't.
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No sorry.. lol did you think not having a laptop made you interesting and crazy? Lololol

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We had a shared family computer, I got my laptop at 16.

I think the only reason I got it was because my (younger) brother had to (yes, it was compulsory!) get one for school and my parents didn't want me getting jealous

I would say it's unusual, but not necessarily "weird" or "strange" as long as you have access to a family computer. I would definitely think it was odd if your home had no internet access.
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You may not need a laptop at your age. The differences will probably become more significant when you have to write essays for college and stuff, in which you will need a personal computer. The only difference I can think of is games - but a PlayStation or Xbox pull their weight, particularly the new ones.
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You may not need a laptop at your age. The differences will probably become more significant when you have to write essays for uni and stuff, in which you will need a personal computer.
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(Original post by charlotte1998xxx)
Hi, is it unusual that I'm 17 and I don't have my own laptop? In my house all we have is the family computer. I used to think this was normal but all my friends have their own laptops and I often hear people at school discussing their laptops. Now I feel like an oddball :confused: I just use my phone and tablet to watch stuff and buy stuff and the family computer to do homework. Is this abnormal? Do you all have laptops? I'm planning on buying one soon.
Nope, its not unusual as i got my first laptop at 16 and probably would not have had it if it was not on reduction.
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No I'm 17 and used the house shared computer and my tablet until my dad got a laptop in late December so it's only been 4 months. I used to hear people talk about their laptops in school aswell so I know what you mean about feeling like the odd one out but as long as you have Internet access then it doesn't really matter


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Yes, it is unusual and abnormal, especially these days and at your age.
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Yes, it is unusual and abnormal, especially these days and at your age.
Woah wouldn't go as far as to say it was abnormal. Maybe she can't afford one or doesn't see the point in having one.


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It is quite unusual, everyone I know has a laptop.
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Woah wouldn't go as far as to say it was abnormal. Maybe she can't afford one or doesn't see the point in having one.


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I'm ignoring the negative aspects often attached to the word, by definition it is abnormal.

Definition of abnormal in English:

adjective

Deviating from what is normal or usual



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I'm ignoring the negative aspects often attached to the word, by definition it is abnormal.

Definition of abnormal in English:

adjective

Deviating from what is normal or usual



You must be joking...

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Hi, is it unusual that I'm 17 and I don't have my own laptop? In my house all we have is the family computer. I used to think this was normal but all my friends have their own laptops and I often hear people at school discussing their laptops. Now I feel like an oddball :confused: I just use my phone and tablet to watch stuff and buy stuff and the family computer to do homework. Is this abnormal? Do you all have laptops? I'm planning on buying one soon.
Not unusual or abnormal at all. Don't get sucked in to 'envy' consumerism.

Friendship should never depend on you owning a laptop!
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(Original post by charlotte1998xxx)
Hi, is it unusual that I'm 17 and I don't have my own laptop? In my house all we have is the family computer. I used to think this was normal but all my friends have their own laptops and I often hear people at school discussing their laptops. Now I feel like an oddball :confused: I just use my phone and tablet to watch stuff and buy stuff and the family computer to do homework. Is this abnormal? Do you all have laptops? I'm planning on buying one soon.
Normal imo. Discussing laptop? Lol, surely they got better stuff to do yh than that
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It's not abnormal, it's just not very practical.
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Its uncommon, and you are in the minority, but it's not necessarily a negative thing. Not very practical though.

Myself, I would struggle with anything less than 2 laptops.
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I don't have my own laptop. We have a family computer and my brother, sister or dad has a laptop so I can always usually use something. Hope to get my own when I go university though.

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OP let me check this

you have a desktop ( or decent access to )
you have a tablet and a smart phone

not at all odd really
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