#1
During my first semester at uni I had this laptop. Well I still have it, but not for much longer because it's absolute ****e. It has something like 9gb hard drive and 128 MB RAM. I don't know much about computers, but I know that's just a pile of bollOcks.

So I was looking at laptops, found one for just over £300 which has 1GB RAM and a 160 GB hard drive. Looks pretty good really.

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150183

Then I got to looking at desktop PCs and realised they are so much cheaper, but will take up more room in my bedroom, but no that much really because I can put the tower under my desk.

Found this one that is a little cheaper than the laptop, but it seems to be a lot better. It doesn't come with a monitor, but I can get one of them for reasonably cheap.

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/155471

What would you lot advise?

I will only really be using it for iTunes, the internet, and maybe the occasional game of Football Manager.

Oh and my room/desk aren't huge, but they're decent sized.

Laptop:
+ smaller
+ Don't have to buy a monitor
- Not as good

Desktop:
+ Better
+ Cheaper (but I will need a monitor)
- Takes up more room


Overview:
Budget £300-£400 ideally
Living in halls at university.
Laptop more expensive, but takes up less room.
Desktop cheaper and better, but I would have to buy a monitor also and it would take up more room.

Which one would you recommend?
Last edited by adyhendrixc at Jan 8, 2009,
#2
desktop,more secure.
laptops break after say 5 years average
desktop ftw
plus you can get a bigger screen!

the laptop would last if you dont take it off from it original place

mac or MS?
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Quote by nowa90
desktop,more secure.
laptops break after say 5 years average
desktop ftw
plus you can get a bigger screen!

the laptop would last if you dont take it off from it original place

mac or MS?


Microsoft.

Never used a Mac really so it would be well too much effort trying to adapt to a Mac.
#6
i wouldnt get that good a pc just for those uses.
you can get good ones for like £200,
if your only gonna use itunes or whatever
#7
Personlly I recommend a desktop, providing you will never need to take it out of your room.

Check out misco - google it, i thionk they have some decent offers.
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Microsoft.

Never used a Mac really so it would be well too much effort trying to adapt to a Mac.


theres nothing to adapt to
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There's also the obvious portability factor. You can't just scoop up a desktop PC and take it to the library/your mate's room if you're stuck with some work or something.
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#14
Sorted. I'm picking this up tomorrow.

http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/store/cur_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0993824284.1231434911@@@@&BV_EngineID=cccgadegehdgejjcflgceggdhhmdfhj.0&page=Product&sku=320566

Not bad. Cheers for the help/suggestions. Made sense not to get a laptop as I do maths at uni, so not much need for moving it about etc. Most of the work I do is on paper.