I'm starting college in the fall and I just wanted to know if it was a necessity to get a laptop. I originally planned on getting the 24" iMac 2.93 Ghz because refurbished it is 1550 and I don't want to spend more money on a laptop I possibly don't need. But lately I have been noticing friends/classmates are all getting laptops. Not knowing exactly what I should expect in college I'm wondering, will laptops be a necessity or just make things a little easier? I'll be going to community college and its not far from my house at all so if need I could just use my iMac (if I got it). Sorry for the retarded question and I didn't know where else to ask.