well im going to be going to university so theres no point in getting a desktop id only use for less than year. And i need a laptop anyway so i figure ill get a laptop near the end of this year that can replace my desktop (at least gaming wise) and that ill use in the future.
If you're going to uni, get a desktop for gaming and pick up a small netbook (pavilion dm1 with the amd e-350 for example) for work with your first student loan payment. Having just finished my degree i can say with certainty it's by far the best option for the student gamer. I started off with a 'gaming laptop' too :) So did most of my friends, and by 3rd year we all had desktops, it's just so much cheaper and better.
Plus, to be honest, even with a 'work netbook' it's not that often i'll use it in uni because there were so many computers. But i was doing a Physics degree at the second best department in the country, so i imagine the work netbook would be more useful in other departments that don't have such budgets to have loads of random computers.
Edited by The Comfy Chair, 14 August 2011 - 07:07 PM.