Hey, I'm going into physics in the fall for my first year. I'm going to be living at home and commuting to and from campus (about a half hour bus ride). My question is how often does a physics student use their laptop in class? I'm on a budget and I'd rather spend my money on a desktop and get a more powerful computer than a laptop, but I am starting to wonder if this will be sufficient (no portability). My school has computer labs available to all students, so out of class use of computers won't be that much of an issue. Thanks, any responses are greatly appreciated.