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bringing a pc to uni. need recommendations

hi
im buying my electronics for uni a bit early im bringing my laptop and ipad as these will be useful for architecture.
i love multi tasking so i need a second which is no goo it being an ipad.
i am gonna buy a screen and keyboard separate but i want a pc not like a fancy one but good enough like speed and god storage as i use a lot of memory cards and flash drives.
ive seen some mini like a rectangle but with a square face.
any recommendations is good.
Reply 1
Original post by JF ZAK
hi
im buying my electronics for uni a bit early im bringing my laptop and ipad as these will be useful for architecture.
i love multi tasking so i need a second which is no goo it being an ipad.
i am gonna buy a screen and keyboard separate but i want a pc not like a fancy one but good enough like speed and god storage as i use a lot of memory cards and flash drives.
ive seen some mini like a rectangle but with a square face.
any recommendations is good.

Lenovo Thinkcentre's are small rectangles, not squares though. There are plenty to choose from...

What is your budget?
Reply 2
i want something cheep but good quality but like £250
that would be good if more i wouldnt mind
Reply 3
Original post by JF ZAK
i want something cheep but good quality but like £250
that would be good if more i wouldnt mind

Maybe the Lenovo Ideacentre Mini or slightly worse, MSI Pro DP21?
Reply 4
Original post by rolandka
Maybe the Lenovo Ideacentre Mini or slightly worse, MSI Pro DP21?

i changed the budget to around 700 quid
also i want a good acer laptop
lenovo is crap if i am being honest
Reply 5
Original post by JF ZAK
i changed the budget to around 700 quid
also i want a good acer laptop
lenovo is crap if i am being honest

Okay, what about the Asus ExpertCenter series? Have you considered Apple Mac mini with M2 chip?
Reply 6
Original post by rolandka
Okay, what about the Asus ExpertCenter series? Have you considered Apple Mac mini with M2 chip?

never heard of the asus laptops
not a big fan of apple laptops
but im thinking of getting the apple ipad pro with th m2 chip
Reply 7
Original post by JF ZAK
never heard of the asus laptops
not a big fan of apple laptops
but im thinking of getting the apple ipad pro with th m2 chip

Those are Mini PC-s, as you mentioned that you'd like a PC not a laptop.
Reply 8
Original post by rolandka
Those are Mini PC-s, as you mentioned that you'd like a PC not a laptop.

i like the Asus ExpertCenter series
i might actually get one
im not a fan of apple
but i like the size of it
which one do u recommend
like the differences and similarities like a review
thanks
Reply 9
Original post by JF ZAK
i like the Asus ExpertCenter series
i might actually get one
im not a fan of apple
but i like the size of it
which one do u recommend
like the differences and similarities like a review
thanks

You mean which one from Apple?

It's either the Macbook Pro 14" OR 16"
Reply 10
Original post by rolandka
You mean which one from Apple?
It's either the Macbook Pro 14" OR 16"

no which one as in from the apple and asus expertcenter pc
im not a big fan of apple but is it good
Original post by JF ZAK
no which one as in from the apple and asus expertcenter pc
im not a big fan of apple but is it good

It comes down to preference, which ecosystem you prefer? I have iPhone and Mac, so It's convenient.
Reply 12
i use a lot from microsoft but i heard google is better
i dont use apple at home so i wanted to knw wht unique feature it has and y it would be better than Asus
Original post by JF ZAK
i use a lot from microsoft but i heard google is better
i dont use apple at home so i wanted to knw wht unique feature it has and y it would be better than Asus

There are some differences but for the most people it’s purely preference. To be honest, it’s all depends of which ecosystem you bought into.

You have two (or three) options when it comes to computers. Windows, MacOS (Apple) and ChromeOS (chromebooks) once you decided which one you prefer then you can pick the brands. If you go with Windows or ChromeOS you’ll have a vast option with brands.

If you like Asus then go for it, they are good 👍🏻

But again, since this topic was mainly about MiniPC-s, my recommendation did not really change unless you are more specific on the things you’d like to do on the computer.

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