Bringing desktop computer with me to halls?

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Bad idea or not? I've got a laptop but it's only powerful enough to handle word processing and youtube videos. I want to be able to play games when I have free time, and I also like to do a bit of music recording/production. I would have to buy another probably £700+ laptop if I didn't take my desktop to be able to do these things.
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Why not. If it’s covered by insurance that is? Probably cheaper than a laptop anyway.
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Bad idea or not? I've got a laptop but it's only powerful enough to handle word processing and youtube videos. I want to be able to play games when I have free time, and I also like to do a bit of music recording/production. I would have to buy another probably £700+ laptop if I didn't take my desktop to be able to do these things.
You could take both. As long as you make sure both are covered by contents insurance, you should be fine.
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(Original post by A1renegade)
Bad idea or not? I've got a laptop but it's only powerful enough to handle word processing and youtube videos. I want to be able to play games when I have free time, and I also like to do a bit of music recording/production. I would have to buy another probably £700+ laptop if I didn't take my desktop to be able to do these things.
Take the desktop with you.

Although you might want to make sure you have a way of lugging it back home with you for Christmas and the summer. Not a problem if you are going to get a lift or if you have a car of course.
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Bad idea or not? I've got a laptop but it's only powerful enough to handle word processing and youtube videos. I want to be able to play games when I have free time, and I also like to do a bit of music recording/production. I would have to buy another probably £700+ laptop if I didn't take my desktop to be able to do these things.
My brother does that and Just leaves it when he's gone. And he brings a cheap laptop when he comes come for the weekend. But if you're leaving for long maybe hide it.
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I took my desktop to uni for the first term in yr1, and I had no issues. Then when I came home for Christmas, I decided I didn't need it for the rest of the year, so it was all good. So basically, do it, there's no harm and literally no one steals desktops (def laptops) and if you're locking your window/doors everytime, you'll be fine.
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I did this and it was fine. If you are going by car there's no issue at all.

Don't bother buying a gaming laptop unless you're going to be gaming on the go, which hardly any people seem to do. (you can do a lot on your phone with emulators/cloud streaming nowadays)

Was covered by insurance policy in halls. (but the only way they could possibly steal it would be through my own negligence ie. leaving door unlocked. I was on the 2nd (3rd) floor so unless they wanted to scale the building they weren't getting in through windows - I think the amount was smaller if entry wasn't forced) The amount would've been able to cover the whole price of the setup [I think you could claim up to like 2k or something] but whether I'd have actually got that much I'm not sure.
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(Original post by A1renegade)
Bad idea or not? I've got a laptop but it's only powerful enough to handle word processing and youtube videos. I want to be able to play games when I have free time, and I also like to do a bit of music recording/production. I would have to buy another probably £700+ laptop if I didn't take my desktop to be able to do these things.
It's completely up to you. I know someone who took her iMac with her as well as her laptop for typing up lecture notes, etc. As for myself, I've managed with my ~£500 laptop and took my charger with me just in case I need to recharge during the day.
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Take the desktop with you.

Although you might want to make sure you have a way of lugging it back home with you for Christmas and the summer. Not a problem if you are going to get a lift or if you have a car of course.
Yeah, currently I don't live too far from the uni I'm going to so my parents will pick me up when I need to go back home. The contents insurance more than covers the cost of my PC + peripherals as well as the laptop I've got so I'll probably end up just taking both. I've also just realised that I most likely cannot afford to buy a laptop that's more than £200 so, yeah, I kinda need to take my desktop.
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(Original post by A1renegade)
Bad idea or not? I've got a laptop but it's only powerful enough to handle word processing and youtube videos. I want to be able to play games when I have free time, and I also like to do a bit of music recording/production. I would have to buy another probably £700+ laptop if I didn't take my desktop to be able to do these things.
Hey A1renegade,

I think it's a good idea. I know a few friends who brought their desktop computers for gaming etc. Just check when you apply for halls that it is covered under the insurance.

Hope this helps!
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