Money has been slowly but steadily accumulating on my bank account, so I decided it's time to spend some on a PC upgrade. The thing is, I can't decide what should I get - a notebook, desktop + a cheaper notebook or just forget the notebook idea altogether and go with a beastly stationary PC that will last me a long time.
First of all, I need a computer that is able to run some upcoming games smoothly. Especially D3 and GW2 have caught my eye in the MMORPG department. Then again, I could use a notebook to bring with me to uni, considering the PCs we get to use there are all slow pieces of crap and I'm basically the only person in my group that doesn't have her own notebook. Sometimes that causes problems when our professors tell us to install some software and I have to either use VirtualPC or try to squeeze it on my memory stick. Not to mention I could use it to play some games through boring lectures. *cough*
The problem are my funds, which are limited, me being a poor student and all. I only have around 1500$ to spend on the PC (there's a possibility I could spend 100$ - 200$ more, but not much more than that). Would it be enough to get a good gaming laptop, or should I rather invest in a desktop and use the remains to get a cheap, easy to carry around notebook? Heck, maybe even a netbook would do, as long as it can run Excel, MS Word and some fancier stuff like MathCAD, MySQL and Visual Studio smoothly. That would mean no gaming at uni for me, but I could live without it, I guess...
Then again, the ability to lay on a sofa or in bed, playing games, browsing sites, lurking forums... It just FEELS GOOD MAN.
And I could use it with my older desktop to dual box in some games, kekeke.
new desktop + cheap notebook OR gaming notebook OR gaming desktop + crappy school PCs forever; budget is 1500$ - 1700$; hardware tips welcome