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Old 09-15-2009, 01:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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whats up everybody?! i supposed to be getting money back from school from my pell grant and hopefully i will have enough to get me a new laptop or desktop. im a little confused on which one i should buy...which will be the better option and why?? hopefully i will get around $700

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Desktop = More power for the money, if you build it yourself, or buy a prebuilt.

Laptop = Take it anywhere

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If you're just going to do school work, internet, and just the general without anything demanding, I'd say just get a laptop and save the rest for something else. And like BlackGA said, it's portable.


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I would say only get a laptop if you really need the portability. Others say only get a desktop if you really need the extra power.

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