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    I'm thinking about getting a laptop for university and I am wondering which operating system to go for. I have built a desktop PC recently that can easily handle most tasks so I am not sure whether to save money and go for a cheaper Chromebook that I can take notes on and then transfer them to my main PC or whether to save up more and get a Windows laptop that I can do and keep all my work contained on. I am also wondering how much work I'd be doing on my laptop as if there is more work outside of my dorm I'd be more suited for a windows laptop. I am applying for Maths with Finance (I know which course I am on will make a difference to the amount of work I will be doing on a laptop.) I am also considering taking a year in China so that may make a difference as well as I have heard Google and China don't get along very well.

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    (Original post by zogler1)
    I'm thinking about getting a laptop for university and I am wondering which operating system to go for. I have built a desktop PC recently that can easily handle most tasks so I am not sure whether to save money and go for a cheaper Chromebook that I can take notes on and then transfer them to my main PC or whether to save up more and get a Windows laptop that I can do and keep all my work contained on. I am also wondering how much work I'd be doing on my laptop as if there is more work outside of my dorm I'd be more suited for a windows laptop. I am applying for Maths with Finance (I know which course I am on will make a difference to the amount of work I will be doing on a laptop.) I am also considering taking a year in China so that may make a difference as well as I have heard Google and China don't get along very well.

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    I'd go with a Windows laptop, to be honest. I've used Chromebooks and they're all horrible to type on imho (especially the ones with the lower-end hardware)

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    Chromebooks are not prodictivity devices. You will not get any real work done on them and all it'll be good for is notes. At that point, why not save more money and just buy a pen and paper? It's far more efficient for writing notes anyway.

    There is no good reason to buy a Chromebook with the intention of using it for University. In absolutley every case I can think of, a proper laptop does the job better. Don't touch Chromebooks unless you want to waste your money.
 
 
 
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