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    Well it depends if you'd rather have the escort on your lap or your desk, personally I'd rather she was on my lap but I am straight

    Edit: ignore this i didn't realise you were talking about computers.
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    £ for £ you will have more power out of a desktop, although a laptop will be more portable, chances are it will sit in the same place as a desktop (taking almost as much space up - depending on the size of the desktop/laptop - a 17" lappy will probably be bigger than a media PC with a 15" monitor).

    Also second hand values for computers can be very low.
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    with no knowledge of computers whatsoever... I'd personally prefer a lap top because as you said, desktops are annoyingly bulky and take up just far too much room.
    Also, I quite like the idea of being able to work wherever you want. Sometimes it's nice to work on a green outside in nice weather, or just somewhere else apart from your room.
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    (Original post by afua12)
    with no knowledge of computers whatsoever... I'd personally prefer a lap top because as you said, desktops are annoyingly bulky and take up just far too much room.
    Also, I quite like the idea of being able to work wherever you want. Sometimes it's nice to work on a green outside in nice weather, or just somewhere else apart from your room.
    with some good knowledge of computers... I agree w afua12
    just get a laptop
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    (Original post by gamer91)
    £ for £ you will have more power out of a desktop, although a laptop will be more portable, chances are it will sit in the same place as a desktop (taking almost as much space up - depending on the size of the desktop/laptop - a 17" lappy will probably be bigger than a media PC with a 15" monitor).

    Also second hand values for computers can be very low.
    +1. Particularly the laptop taking up the same space as the desktop. Unless you get a netbook or ultraportable, you're going to end up in the same position, £__00 lighter.
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    I prefer desktop as i pretty much work at home... plus it's more customisable as in upgrades and stuff.

    I own a netbook as well.
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    i prefer a desktop, much more power for the money, and easily upgradeable in the future
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    laptops mean you can do this

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8OMijrTVBU
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    laptop Laptop Laptop Laptop
    Its Portable Innit =d
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    Do you need the portability of a laptop?
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    Depends if you like using RAM whore apps (Photoshop, most modern games etcetera)

    Personally i'd stick with the Desktop, and if possible try and get one of those cheap webbooks for about 200quid (that run Open Office, great for on the move work as that's all you really need it for)
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    If you need more power and less portability then buy a desktop. If you need portability and you just use it for the web or office then buy a laptop.
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    If you're going to be moving in and out of uni accomodation anytime soon, I would go for the laptop. It takes up the same amount of space on a desk, but is a lot less hassle to take home.
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    (Original post by Joanna May)
    If you're going to be moving in and out of uni accomodation anytime soon, I would go for the laptop. It takes up the same amount of space on a desk, but is a lot less hassle to take home.
    Unless you're not being chauffered to and from uni by your parents, this isn't an issue either and doesn't justify the negative aspects of using a laptop as a primary computer.
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    Unless you're not being chauffered to and from uni by your parents, this isn't an issue either and doesn't justify the negative aspects of using a laptop as a primary computer.
    In the catered accommodation at my university, you have to move in and out at the end of every term. And I don't know many parents who plan to pick their children upthat often.

    Besides, for your average computer user, there areno negative aspects to having a laptop as a primary computer.
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    Unless you really need a laptop (need to write notes on it in lectures, on the train) go for a desktop. A 600 quid laptop is beaten in speed and features by a 400 quid desktop. So imagine what you would get with a 600 quid desktop.

    If your worried about size, go for a shuttle. They are tiny little PC's.
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    Put the base unit under the desk. Have just the monitor, keyboard and mouse on top.
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    (Original post by Joanna May)
    In the catered accommodation at my university, you have to move in and out at the end of every term. And I don't know many parents who plan to pick their children upthat often.

    Besides, for your average computer user, there areno negative aspects to having a laptop as a primary computer.
    Yes there are.
    Cost
    Durability
    Upgradablility
    Hard Disk Capacity
    Speed
    Functionality
    Size of monitor
    Not ideal for people who use Photoshop etc. without spending a fortune. (Average users usually have Myspack and Facecrap, so photo editing is becoming more popular with Joe/Jane computer user)

    Want me to continue?

    [EDIT] And... how are you going to get all your wardrobe, books, laptop, DVD's, *list of worldy belongings* all in 1 bag and stick it on a train every semester. It just doesn't happen. You'll need the services of someone with a car, almost certainly - and anyone that doesn't is really just living in poverty.
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    Personally I'd prefer a laptop because of the portability aspect. When I used to have my desktop PC it used to be really annoying having to sit in my room to do work and use the computer. Now, most of the time I sit downstairs with my laptop and do all my work from here. If you'd only buy a laptop to sit on your desk anyway get a desktop. If you want to be able to work in your room, downstairs, at a friends house or something, get a laptop.

    I've seen some great specced desktops that are better than my laptop but at the end of the day I don't feel like being confined to my room again.
 
 
 
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