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How many people bring their desktops to college?

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4 years ago#1
I'm going in a year and I wouldn't want my rig jacked from my dorm. Is bringing a desktop to college viable?
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4 years ago#2
I brought mine than brought it back home the second semester, It wasn't really worth it. I rather play on my under powered laptop to be completely honest.
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4 years ago#3
it might actually be better than a laptop because laptops are easy to carry (and steal) whereas nobody is going to want to lug around a 40lb desktop. but either way computers and colleges are a worry for everyone, having something stolen is very common on a college campus
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4 years ago#4
Playing video games in college is for losers.
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4 years ago#5
I had brought mine.
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4 years ago#6
I have a laptop (M11xR1) that I used freshman year, until i started making friends and we all got hyper technophile really fast. By my sophomore year, I lived in a triple with 2 of those friends and we all ordered and built our PC's together. It was an absolute blast. Security takes priority though. If you don't know who you're living with, I wouldn't go all out just yet. Not saying he/she might steal your stuff, but I know plenty of people who just keep their doors open/unlocked ALL THE TIME. This is a great idea for freshman year though, meeting new people and what not. It's all about balance though. I'd say leave it your first year/semester and see how you feel.
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4 years ago#7
Laptop is more mobile and you go to collage to party/study not to play games all day in your dorm. =P
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4 years ago#8
Laptops are really nice for in-class notes, but do not forget the practicality of a desktop. I use mine to type up my papers on my mechanical keyboard and utilizing my monitor real estate to maximize word-processing and research. Desktop =/= all day gaming.Especially when you run multi-monitor set ups.
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4 years ago#9
gigapuddi posted...
Playing video games in college is for losers.


right. unless youre dealing with an 18 credit hour load i fail to see how you would be unable to manage your time properly. Some just arent very bright i suppose.
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4 years ago#10
I brought mine my freshmen year.

Probably spent more time play games then I did in highschool.

College is pretty much a joke unless you make it hard by taking 15+ credit hours.
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