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Old 01-11-2010, 04:05 PM   #1
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Default Netbook + Desktop v. Notebook

I can't recall whether this has been asked before. Let's say you have 'x' dollars to spend on a computer. Do you spend a little on a netbook and the rest on a desktop, or do you shoot for a more powerful notebook? I will soon face this dilemma (actually in late July) as I prepare for college. I'm just curious as to what you guys prefer.

This is not a suggestion/build thread for what I plan on getting, but I want to share my plan. My dad is giving me a $1200 notebook (started from $2500 and went down to this, I hope he doesn't drop this number anymore) as a graduation present. He said if I want something more powerful I'd have to add my own money. Right now I have saved up $500, but I'm shooting for $800 so I can get a top of the line Lenovo Thinkpad (W series; 15.6" screen).
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If i had 2grand+ I'd get a mac pro.
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:17 PM   #3
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Speaking from experience being in the same exact place, when I went to college I thought I would still use my desktop. WRONG. I brought it to college with me (along with my laptop of course), but it just sat vacant most of the time. I used it 1% of the time (that's honestly the truth). So, this semester I'm not going to take it back with me.

I'd say, go for the top of the line notebook. I searched for a very long time before I found the one I wanted...I ended up with a Vaio VGN-FW series. I absolutely love it. It's /almost/ as quick as my desktop.
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Get the money together and pool for a high quality laptop a nice speedy one, the netbook will be under powered and the desktop under used.
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Ha. What he said. I couldn't figure out how to say that in such a short sentence.
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I would normally say desktop but since you need it for college then I'd say the notebook as you are going to be doing work on it etc
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I would go for a really good fast laptop personally. When I go to college, I just couldn't see myself ever using a desktop really.
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Ha. What he said. I couldn't figure out how to say that in such a short sentence.
Cheers dude, i tried to keep it short and sweet
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I only used my desktop in college for gaming. If you don't game on PC's no point.
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Woops! I posted it the wrong section...How embarrassing.
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