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Laptop or Desktop

kobe1federer1kobe1federer1 Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
Going to Marshall and I was wondering if the Laptop is far and away the better choice for USC or is it about as convenient as a Desktop. Thank you grasshopper.
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Replies to: Laptop or Desktop

  • lonefrecklelonefreckle Registered User Posts: 269 Junior Member
    A laptop is just more convenient in general. I know friends who have a desktop and make it work, but most people seem to like having a laptop, bringing it to lectures, the library, etc.
  • cc411cc411 Registered User Posts: 1,724 Senior Member
    #1 son just graduated from Marshall. He had a laptop and it worked out great for him because he would bring it to study groups, etc. #2 son will start Marshall in the fall and he has a desk top he wants to bring. He is in to computer gaming and doesn't like the performance of the laptops. He's not worried about not having a portable computer. So- it depends on the individual.
  • amazon3001amazon3001 Registered User Posts: 222 Junior Member
    A laptop by far. Personally I'm a computer nerd and will have both, but if you have to choose one, go for the laptop. Also, I work at an Apple Store, and from the dozens of college students I talk to each day laptops seem to be the overwhelming consensus.
  • For5akenFor5aken Registered User Posts: 739 Member
    I had both. Laptops are great for classes where you have to jot down everything the professor says. Plus you can play games/Facebook when lecture gets boring.

    I only had a desktop first semester, and I got along fine without a laptop.
  • momoney77momoney77 Registered User Posts: 271 Junior Member
    D has a laptop and S is opting for a desktop. It's definitely personal preference.
  • jameshierchyjameshierchy Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    I got a desktop since it was cheaper, and I can't say I'm too sorry. I haven't really had the need to bring a laptop anywhere even if I had one.
  • powerabe13powerabe13 Registered User Posts: 399 Member
    It really is a matter of personal preference. I know people who bring only a desktop, people who bring only a laptop, people who bring both a desktop AND a laptop, and "other," haha. I personally prefer a laptop because it is portable and can get wireless internet access in various parts of campus. It helped me a lot if I needed to bring a laptop to the library and look at some lecture slides. Another plus side to a laptop is the ability to bring it to lecture and type notes, especially if you don't handwrite notes very fast/well. If you're a good note-taker, then it's not a problem. So really, the laptop vs. desktop debate is a matter of personal preference, as my predecessors have stated.
  • vanessamavanessama Registered User Posts: 311 Junior Member
    laptop would be more convenient.
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