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Desktop or no? [#permalink] New post 31 May 2010, 03:42
Anyone planning to have a desktop computer in addition to a laptop, or will a laptop suffice? I'm thinking a laptop should be sufficient for most purposes, unless you're doing graphics-intensive stuff, like gaming, which I doubt anyone will have time to do. I would hate to truck my desktop over to AA, as much as I love mine. What do you think?
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Re: Desktop or no? [#permalink] New post 31 May 2010, 04:47
I had always used a desktop computer at work and at home. When I started b-school I switched to exclusively using my Lenovo X200 (very small laptop) and haven't looked back since.

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Re: Desktop or no? [#permalink] New post 31 May 2010, 05:17
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I had always used a desktop computer at work and at home. When I started b-school I switched to exclusively using my Lenovo X200 (very small laptop) and haven't looked back since.

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That's good to know. I guess I'll just leave the computer to my parents. But again, they already have a desktop/laptop, so I guess something's going to the garage.
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Re: Desktop or no? [#permalink] New post 31 May 2010, 09:53
I don't know of any students here who have a desktop, most just use their laptops for everything. The only desktop I've seen here is a Mac owned by someone's significant other who does a lot of graphics and video editing.
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I have a slightly different take on this.

You definitely need an ultra portable laptop with you all the time in school, while travelling etc for which a Thinkpad x201 12" laptop is perfect. In addition to that I am carrying my desktop with me. I added a Samsung p2570HD 25" LCD monitor/HDTV to it, which gives me a monitor as well as a full TV. I will be using it as my TV/DVD player/Music center and also for work related stuff like big excel sheets, heavy simulations or anything else that the 12" laptop is too small for. I kinda like sitting on a desk with a proper keyboard and good posture for long sittings.

Somehow, I prefer this combination over carrying a 14"-15" heavier laptop.
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Re: Desktop or no? [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2010, 20:10
vino wrote:
I have a slightly different take on this.

You definitely need an ultra portable laptop with you all the time in school, while travelling etc for which a Thinkpad x201 12" laptop is perfect. In addition to that I am carrying my desktop with me. I added a Samsung p2570HD 25" LCD monitor/HDTV to it, which gives me a monitor as well as a full TV. I will be using it as my TV/DVD player/Music center and also for work related stuff like big excel sheets, heavy simulations or anything else that the 12" laptop is too small for. I kinda like sitting on a desk with a proper keyboard and good posture for long sittings.

Somehow, I prefer this combination over carrying a 14"-15" heavier laptop.


My preference is similar to yours. I can't even imagine myself using a laptop exclusively, but I can see how other people choose to do so. I'm a little concerned about the ease and convenience of transferring working documents between my laptop and desktop though. I guess that's what Dropbox is for...

Here's a link if anyone's curious about syncing files on multiple computers.
http://www.dropbox.com/
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Re: Desktop or no? [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2010, 05:02
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I guess that's what Dropbox is for...

Here's a link if anyone's curious about syncing files on multiple computers.
http://www.dropbox.com/


Dropbox is cool but I always worried about forgetting to use it. I've had great success accessing my desktop remotely through LogMeIn. As long as you have an internet connection (and keep your desktop connected at home) you can work on your desktop, find files to email them to yourself, etc. There are faster and more secure ways to remotely access a desktop, but for free, I think it does the trick.
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