Laptops for Uni (1 Viewer)

How often do you use a laptop at Uni?

  • I do use a laptop often at Uni

    Votes: 20 25.6%
  • I use a laptop sometimes at Uni

    Votes: 22 28.2%
  • I hardly ever use a laptop at Uni

    Votes: 18 23.1%
  • I don’t use a laptop at Uni

    Votes: 18 23.1%

  • Total voters
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Re: Is there any use bringing a laptop to uni?

I'll be bringing my Macbook. Aw yeah.
 

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Re: Is there any use bringing a laptop to uni?

I feel that my productivity skyrocketed since buying a laptop (netbook, to be precise). It's great especially for law because I can edit my notes easily in class as the lecturer speaks. Also, facebook and msn whenever the lecture is boring the crap outta me :p
 

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Re: Is there any use bringing a laptop to uni?

If you are doing engineering/science, forget about it.
 

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Re: Is there any use bringing a laptop to uni?

How practical is it to bring a 17.3" laptop to uni? It weights like 4kg. :p
This being why you take a 15" laptop instead.

Besides, depending on the subject/how many subjects you do, that 4 kg of laptop may be less than the total amount of books you need to take to each lecture...
 

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Re: Is there any use bringing a laptop to uni?

I went to ANU science for a year and never used my laptop in lectures for notetaking. But for listening to lecture recordings, assignments and general work I wouldnt have survived without my laptop/ printer because you never know when the uni printers will break down/run out of paper when youre rushing a last minute assignment, and trying to find a free library computer can be a hassle not to mention they can be slow. I never needed a laptop at school but uni id highly reccommend.
 

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Re: Is there any use bringing a laptop to uni?

I wouldnt have survived without my laptop/ printer because you never know when the uni printers will break down/run out of paper when youre rushing a last minute assignment, and trying to find a free library computer can be a hassle not to mention they can be slow.
Made worse by the fact that the time when you're rushing a last minute assignment is precisely the time the printers are most likely to be out of paper and the lines for the computers will be the longest.
 

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Re: Is there any use bringing a laptop to uni?

for law subjects, assignments and STUVAC: yes

for commerce lectures: no
 

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Re: Is there any use bringing a laptop to uni?

An addition to my other post:

If you have a Summer session law subject of six hours of class each day, you can play Pokemon.
 

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Re: Is there any use bringing a laptop to uni?

so i need a laptop for uni now because i have the roll marked for lectures and lab work.

I need a little teeny weeny laptop that doesnt get too hot and has a long lasting battery.

Do you guys think its worthwhile to get one? My current laptop is too big to put in my handbag and it gets too hot.

I need to take notes this year and stuff :(
 

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Re: Is there any use bringing a laptop to uni?

Get a shitty little one (like, 10") and adjust its power settings when you do to basically only light up the screen and nothing else so its battery will last longer
 

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Re: Is there any use bringing a laptop to uni?

I'm getting one of those student laptops that have great battery life... a Toshiba - for that purpose.
 
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Re: Is there any use bringing a laptop to uni?

Get a shitty little one (like, 10") and adjust its power settings when you do to basically only light up the screen and nothing else so its battery will last longer
Even better, get something with a Pixel Qi screen.



Works in direct sunlight and should dramatically increase battery life.
 

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Re: Is there any use bringing a laptop to uni?

True, those non-gloss screens work awesome.
 

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Re: Is there any use bringing a laptop to uni?

Get a shitty little one (like, 10") and adjust its power settings when you do to basically only light up the screen and nothing else so its battery will last longer
Thank yoouuu!

Even better, get something with a Pixel Qi screen.



Works in direct sunlight and should dramatically increase battery life.
How much would i be looking at for these things? I'm not going to spend over 400$ cos i'm stingy.

My labs dont ever see the light of day pretty much.

Also, would my pokemon ROMS fit on these things? (I am computer retarded).

I have to play mind numbing games to stay awake in lectures so i can take notes too.
 

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Re: Is there any use bringing a laptop to uni?

Get a Macbook.
 

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Re: Is there any use bringing a laptop to uni?

i'm not paying the $$$
 
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Re: Is there any use bringing a laptop to uni?

MacBook Air, get it from the US Apple website while the exchange rate is still awesome, it's $999 ($200 cheaper).
 
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Re: Is there any use bringing a laptop to uni?

Cos 999 is under 400 :D
 
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Re: Is there any use bringing a laptop to uni?

How much would i be looking at for these things? I'm not going to spend over 400$ cos i'm stingy.

My labs dont ever see the light of day pretty much.

Also, would my pokemon ROMS fit on these things? (I am computer retarded).

I have to play mind numbing games to stay awake in lectures so i can take notes too.
Hmm... they're around $300 extra so yeah...

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And yes, your Pokemans will fit, they're like what? 15 MB each? A typical netbook will have a 160/250/320 GB HDD or an 4/8/16 GB SSD
 

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