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    Laptop or not?

    Hi. Can't decide wether or not to get rid of my PC and buy a Laptop instead!! I use the PC for some gaming and everyday things. Help!! Should i buy a laptop? I can't have both as there is a baby due in October!!

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    There are some excellent gaming laptops around but they are really expensive and not very upgradable. For the same spec in a more normal format you would pay 1/2 to 3/4 as much. It all comes down to space, price and perfromance. What do you need most?

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    Think i may stick to my trusty old PC. £600 is not enought to get a superb laptop. I do like to play PC games and that would not be enough money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koolpc
    as there is a baby due in October!!
    Congratulations!

    I think you want something a bit more robust than a laptop with a baby in the house though

    I hope you have satellite or freeview, the CBeebies channel is essential with littleuns.

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    Thanks mate.

    I have Freeview!! Cool.

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    Big advantage of a laptop with kids about is you can easily pick it up and stash it away. Saves it getting covered in sticky fingerprints

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    Barbwire comes to mind!!! lol

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    Why not get a SFF? That way you can have the best of both worlds.

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    With £600, no. Because you want to game. Anything else (apart from heavy use scientific research!), yes.

    As I posted as a comment on a recent convert to just a notebooks site:

    Quote Originally Posted by blokesblog
    I'm a fan of desktops and although extremely sad to admit... get a buzz out of building them (and of course software development). But for the past six months I've been running desktop free, just a single notebook.

    And frankly I love the life... EVERYTHING goes with me anywhere I go. That's just what I love about it... when I'm at home I dual monitor it or use it infront of the fire, at school I can take it around campus if need be, in the afternoon I can go down to Caffe Nero and do work on it, then for prep time use it in my boarding house, if I want to show someone a video I can take it around. And every time, my settings/configuration/programs/data is always with me.

    I'm not a gamer so my spec. isn't top end, however it has all I need + a bit more so that's great Smiley. The screen is great, big enough to use at home as a main PC, but small enough to use whilst travelling.

    As for backup, I backup at least once a month - and during that time important stuff (like coursework files & code) are done a couple of time a week onto a memory card, web server or school servers.

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    Good info there, cheers.

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    Have you checked out the Acer x600 graphics cased laptops? They come close to £600 and depending on the type of games you play may be more than enough.

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    No, going to keep my PC i think. More child friendly too!!!! Laptops are expensive to upgrade etc. Might get a very cheap 2nd hand one though.

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