workingnonstop said:and if you think it'll a lot, can you make me a recommendation for a decent, yet still affordable lcd? (15 or 17" I suppose)
slacK said:As far as getting the monitor in and out of the building, you shouldn't have problems. Just be sure you have an idea of how much desk space you're going to have, because some older colleges filled their rooms with desks/tables when personal computers were not common (you may not have enough space).
I had a desk with a depth of about 2.5ft and my 19" was never a problem. I used my keyboard tray to set my textbooks on while I was doing homework, and used the rest of the desk to write on. You'll see many people, usually people not too bound to electronics, with laptops and/or prebuilt systems with the sub-par 15" LCD specifically for college, but you certainly will not be an oddball for bringing your entire system; it is definately not uncommon. Is it more convenient to have an LCD? Of course, but you won't regret bringing your CRT.workingnonstop said:This is more what I meant. I'm not worried about hauling it in or out of the room, I'm not that weak. I just mean do people think I'm going to regret bringing such a space-hog to school with me?
slacK said:Have a great year btw (as I assume it is your first), college is a blast!
rofl, SO true.Mav451 said:if you're in engineering you already know how EASY it is for your GPA to plummet -_-
Trinz said:I regret having gotten a 19" for a few reasons. It was a pain to carry even with an elevator. I needed to use my lifting gloves to keep it from slipping. Don't forget that you can't always just park in front of a dorm and take your stuff up.