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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited March 27 in Work & Study
Im starting uni next year and was wondering how many of you recommend that i get a laptop. My accomodation is very near the computer block of the uni so i could go there quite easily. Would it be recommended though that i get a laptop?
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    On a slightly related subject i'm typing this from our new laptop! Woohoo, but to answer your question, no. Theres no point, use the uni computers for free!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It depends. Don't get one if you already have a perfectly good desktop, but if you don't have a computer at all it is probably worth getting one. Much as a university has 96,482 computers, they're all being used two days before essay deadlines.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If you haven't got a pc to take to uni with you, then I would definately get a laptop/pc. Not only do the uni pc's get really busy near essay deadlines, but its also really hard to concentrate with loads of people sitting around you tapping away. Also at my uni we aren't aloud to use things like msn and if you have friends that you want to keep in touch with thru msn then u will want your own pc.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Very much recommended. Not only for doing your essay in piece but also for looking up porn when it's finished and you feel like celebrating. :thumb:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i've got one, my mum gave me hers. a really swish one too. i lived in a house for my first year and towards the end of the year it was really useful. what with me not living on campus. also good because we've got the internet in our house. so i can imagine it's going to prove very helpful for the next 2 years.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    id say definitely get one too. at my uni most of the computers are taken by 9am and it's really hard to get one during the day unless you're lucky. i also found it a lot easier to get work done in my romm rather in the library.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Definately. Especially when the network is slow/crashes etc. You'll also find it easier if your subjects are computer related like Business/IT/Administration.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Is having a laptop that much more beneficial than a desktop?

    We're talking a desktop with a flat screen, so it shouldn't take up that much space.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    But there is still the portability issue and when you're at uni and have to move around places, a laptop really does help. It also means you can look up porn in bed.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeh laptops are invaluable at uni. I couldn't have lasted without mine.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If money's an issue, I know a few people who've bought computer parts second hand and put together their own desk top computer for a very cheap price. I'm not sure how much you'd need to know about computers though.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i'd say having a laptop or desktop pc / mac is critical really to your studies.
    even though uni pc's are free. it so much nicer just to do your work from home.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i might have to look into getting a laptop then
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