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    Just wondering if anyone had any info about whether or not we are actually allowed laptops on IOT. It says in the joining instructions that you do not need them as there are stations with internet access but kinda wanted my own bit of kit...

    Anyone know if it's a definite no go...?

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    It's not a no go, if you want it, take it. But it's one more thing to get broken/damaged/lost.

    Definitely no need for it in term1.

    Even if you did want to go do work on it during term3, you wouldn't be able to connect it to a printer, so it will be pretty pointless.


    Basically ask yourself why you want it there and if it's going to be of any real use.
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    Some friend of mine have taken them purely for their own use, to go on the internet and that in what little free time they have.
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    (Original post by Jon01)
    Some friend of mine have taken them purely for their own use, to go on the internet and that in what little free time they have.
    Do your friends find it worth it? Do they end up using it a lot? Cos I was thinking of taking mine (and sticking it in my car-drobe) in case I want it.
    Then again, most things I would want it for I can do on my mobile. Also, it's so slow that it'll probably spend most of my free time booting up kwalitee...
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    You can quite easily survive IOT without a laptop as the rooms, certainly in No. 1 Mess and CHOM all had computers linked to the intranet and internet. Obviously being a RAF link to the internet certain websites are blocked (i think web-based mail was) but you can access your college internet account.

    On my course, people had their laptops mainly for music, and that was few and far between. I think that they were a little more prevalent in term 3 with a little more free time!
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    Yea, on consideration I don't think I'm going to take mine. I'm a bit prone to overpacking and I don't think I'll do anything with it whilst there.
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    I think I may just stick mine in the car-drobe. But then again, I dont think i'll have much time to use it! Ipod for music me thinks!
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    Personally I'd take mine, purely for use as music / movie player.

    I think it's down to individuals. What they feel they'd use it for, and whether it would then be worthwhile.
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    If you keep in touch with friends via facebook/hotmail etc then you might want to take it. I used to get a signal in number one mess with a t-mobile 3G dongle hanging out the window on a long usb cable.

    You won't get much time for going online though
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    I took mine from the start and used it daily. I reckon more people had them than not by the end of the first term. After the first few weeks, you'll be surprised that you actually do have a bit of free time in the evenings.
 
 
 
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