So with university approaching I have hit a conundrum, I can not write notes at a fast enough pace to keep up with most people so I don't want to be going through university struggling to take down notes. So as I can easily hit 80 WPM I thought well why don't I use that skill to my advantage and get a smallish laptop to fit my needs. The only way I could see this working as I have a pretty long travel time between where I will be staying and where I will probably have my lectures buying a super heavy-weight laptop that would have the grunt a desktop would doesn't seem like an option and am I right in thinking laptops tend to have a shorter life expectancy than desktops due to the fact that they do get knocked around ever so slightly. So I'm thinking about buying a Chromebook (The samsung one in particular), I understand that it has it's limitations but I believe it fits the ball for being lightweight, easy to carry and should suffice for making notes on, and I imagine it will be able to access everything as the university library also uses Chromebooks. But then I come into further problems first of all the laptop in particular does not have a physical port it supports only Wi-Fi. I don't know whether the halls would allow the use of a wireless router set as a bridge as I know some places do not allow it in their policy. So my thinking was ok I can get a chromebook (I'm sorry if I'm droning on at this point but I sometimes find it hard to get my point across), but then I imagine I'd need a desktop for some things which do require some more grunt, aswell as perhaps using it for Skype (Chrome doesn't support this), League of Legends and maybe some new games who knows, probably nothing too demanding, I also thought that perhaps getting a wireless card in a desktop which is connected via ethernet allows it to bridge which would be perfect as surely it would allow me to connect my phone and the chromebook aswell right? So the build: Budget:- As low as possible to fulfil the requirements let's say for now; sub £400 (not sure what you can get with that these days) Main uses: League of Legends, running accounting software, Skype, iPlayer, watching DVD's and listening to music Specs of current PC: Probably all useless and I'm likely to donate it to my sister, may pull out a Hard Drive. Parts Required: ALL Monitor Resolution: 19 inch at 1280 x 1024 (may possibly pick up a monitor that supports multiple inputs like RCA / DVI and VGA Overclocking: Never done it before but if it's worth doing in your eyes and it's easy enough to do, I guess I could. Storage space: Don't think I need an SSD, I understand they improve boot times but I doubt boot times are that important for me, but 1TB or 2 should suffice. Special Requirements: Would like it to be able to connect to the internet via Ethernet and act as a wireless bridge for 2 devices if possible. (Ideally Samsung Chromebook and Sony Xperia L which I'm looking to get) Also if possible I'd like it to have some form of upgrade path so it doesn't become dated within 4 years, I understand this may be a problem with the budget. EDIT: A Blu-ray atleast reader would be nice (I'd like to have a copy of all DVD's and Blu-rays) a writer would be preferred but if budget is an issue I'll settle for a DVD writer. Also how do people feel about the idea of a Chromebook and a desktop or am I over thinking and should just get a laptop or what? I've never had a laptop and I've always grown up with desktops so am somewhat afraid of them so to speak, any advice would be greatly appreciated and sorry for the wall of text.