Originally Posted by foughtwolf
Get a cheap notebook and put good money into a desktop. I got an expensive laptop in 2009 and its drying pretty quick now.
In all honesty, I think this is what I am settling with. Once I have my own place (should be less than a month) I am going to do this. My macbook still works (though the screen is rather.... cracked) and I will use it on the ship until it finally dies.
As for a desktop, I will probably have a build thread up soon enough for advice. I know nothing but am looking forward to learning and piecing it together.