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I have a budget of £1000 and am looking to buy a computer, not sure if it is going to be a laptop, desktop or both a laptop and a desktop computer. If both, I'd have to split the budget for each.
What would my computer needs be if I go to a university for BSc Computer Science? Like, will it really need to be mobile? is a huge gaming laptop ok to carry around in the campus?
I don't game much but I'd probably like to do a bit of gaming if possible. I wil definitely need 16GB RAM.
What I can't decide is, will it need to be a desktop computer or a laptop, if laptop, will it need to be an ultrabook or a gaming laptop?. I just want to make sure if I'm not missing any conditions. Like will I really need graphics power?
If desktop, I can build my own computer, if ultrabook I'd get something like Dell XPS 13 where money is spent on looks rather than numbers. If I can carry a huge laptop around, I'd get something like Helios 300. if I have to buy both, I'd get low spec stuff and upgrade the desktop later whilst using the laptop to survive. I just want some advice, things that I'm probably missing out.
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Personally when i started uni I went from desktop to gaming laptop. Remember its not just about uni its transporting it home over the holidays etc.

Your uni will provide a lab of some kind that has all the software etc you need on it. But I still prefer my own device.
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I have a budget of £1000 and am looking to buy a computer, not sure if it is going to be a laptop, desktop or both a laptop and a desktop computer. If both, I'd have to split the budget for each.
What would my computer needs be if I go to a university for BSc Computer Science? Like, will it really need to be mobile? is a huge gaming laptop ok to carry around in the campus?
I don't game much but I'd probably like to do a bit of gaming if possible. I wil definitely need 16GB RAM.
What I can't decide is, will it need to be a desktop computer or a laptop, if laptop, will it need to be an ultrabook or a gaming laptop?. I just want to make sure if I'm not missing any conditions. Like will I really need graphics power?
If desktop, I can build my own computer, if ultrabook I'd get something like Dell XPS 13 where money is spent on looks rather than numbers. If I can carry a huge laptop around, I'd get something like Helios 300. if I have to buy both, I'd get low spec stuff and upgrade the desktop later whilst using the laptop to survive. I just want some advice, things that I'm probably missing out.
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