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post #11 of 74
To RDP into the desktop and have it do all the heavy work.

Most of the web browsing is done on the laptop, too (usually while lounging on the sofa).
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I used mine when I was travelling in Europe for 3 months and now that I have a desktop I hardly ever use it, I take it to lans when someone it short of a computer. I'm pretty sure it's broken anyway, I'll have to call Dell about that....
post #13 of 74
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Seems like most of the things I would use it for. Anyone try sitting back in their lazy boy and doing some casual gaming?

I'm always doing research and I'd love to be able to just have the web while watching tv and relaxing, but I'm reconsidering and usefulness of being able to game on it for the small price premium. As in if I'd ever use it.
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post #14 of 74
I have a netbook that I use for school,

There really is no other reason to have a laptop unless you're always on the road, go to starbucks a lot, or need it for school.

I also dual boot linux, and I'm actually glad i have a laptop just for that reason. It's fun
Edited by garricktlee - 12/28/10 at 7:59pm
post #15 of 74
I game on my MacBook occasionally. I mainly use it when I'm in bed and lazy. It's nice to have when I'm working on computers away from home. Good for "testing" wifi networks too


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Quote:
Originally Posted by groundzero9 View Post
I use mine for porn. Told the girlfriend it doesn't work and put it in the corner. She doesn't suspect a thing
I have a feeling you're being completely honest, which makes this post really funny.
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post #17 of 74
i actually stopped using my desktop when i bought my netbook. i only needed it for games. having a laptop or netbook is great for school. typing papers or being online on campus are great. web surfing and microsoft office run perfectly. if i need to do some heavier tasks or games, thats the only time i NEED a desktop.

not to mention my motherboard died... but even before then, i hadnt used my desktop in several weeks.

its also a lot easier to be social with a laptop, such as sitting on the couch with friends and watching a movie or having a conversation. laptops/netbooks are so much more convenient
    
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i use mine mainly for school. i dont live on campus and i dont like using the library comps, if theyre even available. Also i can use windows live remote and control my desktop from my laptop when im in school. very useful when i am trying to access something on my desktop when i dont have it on my laptop and i dont have to drive 20 min back home.
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post #19 of 74
i use mine for gaming, i hand it to my friends if they come by to play, they can just log in their steam acct, and enjoy a decent gaming entertainment without much noise and a 23" screen
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I use mine to watch movies on while being lazy in bed
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Sitting on the toilet surfing the web.. hard to do with a desktop
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