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Do you use your laptop or desktop more in university?

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Do you use your laptop or desktop more in university?
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>>51539973
Seeing as I don't even have a full desktop with me in uni I use my laptop more.

Looking to build a mini ITX rig to fit in my room next year. Something I can throw in my bag when I visit my parents and just plug into power and peripherals no problem.
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>>51540156
mATX is p small as it is. mITX is just too exotic and costs much more.
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I've taken my laptop to a class twice in two years. And one of those times I didn't even use it. Other than that it stays in my room.
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>>51540239
this. i've had literally zero reason to actually use my laptop in class in the 3 years of my EE degree. they have computers labs all around the university for a fucking reason. if you have more than a small desktop in your room and a chromebook that stays in your bag 24/7, you fucked up.
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>>51539973
I only have a laptop.
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>>51539973
notebook and pencil/pen
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>>51540294
literally why? you don't need one in the first place.

>inb4 it's a thinkpad
don't even talk to me if it is, anon.
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>>51539973

I couldn't afford both, so I bought a desktop to be sure I can easily run the software I need.

Now whenever I have to write down a paper or research something I just masturbate instead.
0/10 should have gotten a laptop.
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>>51540367
Not that guy, but aren't thinkpads good at performance and specially great at not breaking and lasting forever?

I was considering getting one. I don't care about its fame or infamy, I have ogre hands and the hand-eye coordination of a drunken monkey with Parkinson's. I need something that can withstand rough handling without having shit for specs.
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>>51539973
desktop
i rarely go outside other than to take exams so I don't see the need for a laptop
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>>51540433
no... they're old. look at any 3-4 year old laptop. thinkpads are just as shitty and disgusting.

desktop is all you need and dollar per dollar the best value by far. laptops fucking suck balls.
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>>51540469
I need the mobility, though. And before some idiot says "the MacBook is very durable and has a great build", I broke one of those within three months flat.
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>>51540433
got an x230 for $200. performance is plenty since i'm not gaming or doing video editing, and the battery is 3-4 hrs on xubuntu. the size is perfect for me, the keyboard is the nicest laptop keyboard i've used, and it's plenty light. (I'm coming from the shittiest $400 15.6 inch, 5 lb laptops tho, so YMMV)

It's been real good for me thus far. If you want something lighter or thinner or more powerful, you can certainly get them, but for me, it was an amazing balance of price/power/form factor.
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>>51540516
Why do you need the mobility?
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i literally couldn't touch a thinkpad because they all smell. fucking all of them have SOME sort of smell on them. i can't deal with smells at all, let alone the entire time i'm on my computer. fuck that x1000. i'd be happier using a $100 chromebook or just my desktop.
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The only reason I need a laptop now is because I have to meet up with others for groupwork.
fuck I don't want laptop
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>>51540631
find groups that do everything online
physically meeting to do groupwork is dumb as hell
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>tfw my $200 desktop is 3x more powerful and 100x more reliable than any laptop ever made
kek feels good to not be a laptop kuck
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>>51540469
You literally couldn't be fucking retarded.
Good luck hauling your desktop to the library, oh wait; most of you mustard race idiots are shut in high school dropouts.
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>>51540565
Because I'm home for about 2 hours after I wake up. Then at my business for about three. Then I calmly have my lunch somewhere downtown, where having a laptop to get things done while chilling would help a lot. After that, I take a 40 minutes trip to the neighboring town to check how the other branch is doing, wrap everything up in a couple hours, and return home to have a quick shower and go to my university finish my MBA. Couple hours later, I'm back home with a little free time before I go to bed and start the cycle again.

Short version: I'm all over the place, all the fucking time. Having one desktop at each place only makes it easy to lose files and get confused.
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>>51540681
>You literally couldn't be fucking retarded.
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>>51540565
Because some people leave their parents basement you fucking kekasaur
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Laptop
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>>51540681
i'm a senior physics/econ double major. have never had to bring a computer to the library and maintain a 3.5 for most of university. feel free to stay mad.
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>>51540564
3-4 hours battery life is a little on the lacking side for me. Can't find power outlets everywhere I go.
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>>51540746
Not that guy but I fail to see how your specific needs matter in this discussion. Are you implying that just because something suits your personal needs it should be adequate for the rest of the world? You couldn't possibly be this stupid.
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>>51540839
someone that gets a 3.5 GPA in Physics and Economics who doesn't need a laptop is probably more to his point than anything. If he doesn't need it, who would? Why are you bringing your computer to the library? I don't see people do this, ever. You don't even sound like you're in college, desu.
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>>51539973
Laptop.
the fuck do you need all that desktop power for anyway at uni
You're taking notes, building some code (and your edit/build/run cycle for most things you'll do in uni is so short that the desktop's speed doesn't really matter), maybe writing a paper. Maybe taking notes with it, but paper's supposed to be better.

You can use the school machines, but I'd laugh my face off if someone had a USB keylogger or something jammed into a couple.

>>51540789
getting power at uni is oddly annoying, unless you sit in the back corner of the room and shit where the outlets are
occasionally, there'll be a class in a room where every desk has an outlet
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I took my desktop to uni, also I bought a printer/scanner. I just make notes on paper and then scan them onto Google drive at the end of each day. I have a laptop but I haven't used it in months.
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Don't write your thesis on a laptop. Learned that the hard way.
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>>51540789
mmm. there's a 9 cell and a slice available. Battery life is usually much worse on linux than on windows.
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>>51540921
Did someone steal it?
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>>51540681
Why the fuck would I go to the library?
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Yo /g/ents is an i3 and 4gb RAM enough for a programming laptop or should it have atleast an i5?
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I have a shit laptop.
I built a decent desktop from university garbage.
>mother board w/ core i5, 4Gb of ram
>monitor keyboard and mouse
only thing I bought is a 40GB SSD for a handful of bucks

Universities trashes gold thanks to our scholar fees. You can find decent stuff passing through the garbage.
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I have a Surface Pro 3 for working away from home and the office and playing OSU! everything else is done on desktops though my T420 is sitting in a drawer ready to receive a second 2tb which is updated weekly with essential material in case SHTF.
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>>51539973
i have a shitty netbook i use to connect via teamviewer with my pc
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>>51541038
Should be fine
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>>51541038
id get an alienware to be sure
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>>51541199
this desu
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Both. For my main shit I just use my desktop. I go to uni at the same town I've always lived in because I was born in the capital. For my uni work I use a shitty laptop because I don't really need anything more.
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Been thinking of getting this for a small shitposting / paper writing machine.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017BX4ZY0/ref=twister_B017M9UDOO?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
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GUYS PLEASE HELP

I was accepted in what looks like a pretty solid university, head of CS has a phd and the overview looks pretty good
But they only offer up to bachelors. What happens if I decode I want to go further? I don't really know my plan right now but yeah what do

When I'm looking at universities how do I detect if they're good in cs or not?
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>>51541666
This.

I built my pc when I started uni cos muh grants, and lived pretty far away but still didn't see the need for a laptop.

Now I just bought a laptop/tablet hybrid because it was damn cheap and wanted something kinda fun. I just take it to do some programming and write reports when I have time between classes. Also 8.9" porn tablet is great.
Made me realise you don't need more than a 1.33-1.8ghz atom and 2gb ram to get through most uni courses, and I do engineering which means simulations and programming on top of writing shit reports.

The money I spent on my phone, pc build and hybrid total to less than what some of my friends spent buying an apple fagbook, and I thought I was spending too much on tech.
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>>51542017
why not x220
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>>51540789

I've seen a x230 last for over 7+ hours with an extended battery pack.
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>>51543026
>head of CS has a phd
what do you expect ? a non-doctorate lecturer ?
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>>51539973
I only have a desktop
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>>51543689
>I only have a brain
ftfy
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>>51540909
>he takes notes with his laptop
no wonder you're failing.
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