PC or Laptop

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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?

    (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.

    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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