I need a new computer for med school and I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions. How important is it to get a laptop? I am leaning toward a desktop because I am a gamer (although that may end in med school...) and I have short arms, and I like to be farther from the screen. Also, you get more for the price in terms of desktop. But I have heard of people bringing their laptops to class to take notes during lecture...is that really true? I may be going home a lot on weekends but I'm one of those people who study only in their rooms at night, when I have a big chunk of time to study. Any suggestions would be much appreciated! PS-I don't want to hear anything about Macs either. My $2000 Mac broke after 2 years and now I have a deep hatred of them.