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Hello, I’m planning on going uni next year for computer science and wondering weather having dual monitor and a laptop would be a bit of over kill

I have a budget of £3000 so price isn’t an issue

I have 4 options

1 just a laptop
2 just a desktop pc
3 laptop and desktop pc
4 dual monitor and desktop pc

Thanks for any help in advance !
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For the course alone yeah its overkill. But you definitely want something portable so need to get a laptop, Ill recommend mac book pro base specs, just get 16gb ram upgrade. As most storage will be cloud (notion, drive, dropbox) + github. If you are into gaming you can probs get a gaming PC as well if not dont. The graphics card might actually come in use if you end up doing any ML (atleast thats the lie to convince yourself to get a PC). 2x Dual monitors Dell UltraSharp U2715H is good too.

Again all of this is overkill but I like my gear so thats what I had throughout uni and even now at work.
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(Original post by bigboateng_)
For the course alone yeah its overkill. But you definitely want something portable so need to get a laptop, Ill recommend mac book pro base specs, just get 16gb ram upgrade. As most storage will be cloud (notion, drive, dropbox) + github. If you are into gaming you can probs get a gaming PC as well if not dont. The graphics card might actually come in use if you end up doing any ML (atleast thats the lie to convince yourself to get a PC). 2x Dual monitors Dell UltraSharp U2715H is good too.

Again all of this is overkill but I like my gear so thats what I had throughout uni and even now at work.
Hey thanks for much for reply

Yeah I was always considering getting a MacBook. I was always thinking of bringing a PS4 to uni, I’m not much of a gamer but it’s something to do every once in a while, so should I buy a monitor for that ?


Yh funnily enough it is machine learning that I’m doing, I’m doing joint degree in maths and computer science.

Would you recommend a dual monitor or a curved ultra wide One?
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Hey thanks for much for reply

Yeah I was always considering getting a MacBook. I was always thinking of bringing a PS4 to uni, I’m not much of a gamer but it’s something to do every once in a while, so should I buy a monitor for that ?


Yh funnily enough it is machine learning that I’m doing, I’m doing joint degree in maths and computer science.

Would you recommend a dual monitor or a curved ultra wide One?
Personally I prefer dual monitors, multi tasking is easier. On ultrawide you have to get some software and they're not that good compared to seperate monitors. And I do gaming which i prefer non ultra wide screens.
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Hey thanks for much for reply

Yeah I was always considering getting a MacBook. I was always thinking of bringing a PS4 to uni, I’m not much of a gamer but it’s something to do every once in a while, so should I buy a monitor for that ?


Yh funnily enough it is machine learning that I’m doing, I’m doing joint degree in maths and computer science.

Would you recommend a dual monitor or a curved ultra wide One?
highly recommend you dont buy a macbook because FOR THE SAME PRICE you could get a way better laptop. Laptops Direct is a store and they also have an online website for laptops, check it out I highly recommend it.
Not buying a macbook will also allow you to game on a laptop with a proper gaming graphics card.
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highly recommend you dont buy a macbook because FOR THE SAME PRICE you could get a way better laptop. Laptops Direct is a store and they also have an online website for laptops, check it out I highly recommend it.
Not buying a macbook will also allow you to game on a laptop with a proper gaming graphics card.
Thanks for the response, I’m not really much into gaming but do you have any recommendations for laptops that are especially good for coding
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Thanks for the response, I’m not really much into gaming but do you have any recommendations for laptops that are especially good for coding
This will last at least 4 years : https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/msi-...64/version.asp

The extra ram will give you a system boost if you ever decide to hook your laptop to a montitor as a second screen.
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