Desktop Or Laptop..?

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by olivia900, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. olivia900

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    which on do you prefer desktop or laptop.?
     
  2. SARGE

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    Desktop since I build my own with parts I can choose. I can see the usefulness of a laptop if someone wants to sit in a recliner and watch TV while using it or if they suck off free Wi Fi at Whole Foods, etc. I literally gave away 2 pretty good laptops I'd bought and rarely used.
     
  3. Bob338

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    Always desktop. Use laptops only for travel.
     
  4. sdkfz

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    Might as well ask if you prefer a two seat sports car or a beat up pick up. When you have a load of manure to haul the sports car just will not cut it, when you need long term use with better cooling and the ability to upgrade a tower is your choice. Similar points can be made for the sports car and the lap top, both are more useful in certain conditions.
     
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  5. bob

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    A laptop is fine for YouTube and travel - a cheap one will do.
    If you want a real computer get a desktop.
    Then there are the smartphones.
     
  6. glc

    glc Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Desktop when I'm home, laptop when I'm not.
     
  7. Impulse

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    I use a high end desktop for gaming only. A high end laptop for everything else. I hate cheap stuff and I don't like being constrained to a desk or forced to hermit myself from others just to use a desktop for general productivity or consumption. I also have a 10" tablet but I tend to use it more for reading news while I'm eating at the kitchen table or reading e-books/mags. Phones are too small for me to read comfortably, even an 7 inch tablet isn't exactly an enjoyable reading experience for me but I'll use it at work when I'm bored.
     
  8. David M

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    It depends on your needs. There is not one right answer for everyone. Some people for example want to be able to play more complex games while away from home.

    I use a desktop at home. I have an Apple tablet I used to travel with but it has been replaced when away from home by my smartphone.
     
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  9. lisabrown69

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    I completely agree with this! There really is no right answer for this. It all comes down to, what your needs/preferences are. A laptop/notebook/tablet is great for traveling, and while on the go, whereas a desktop is great for bigger tasks and work. The choice is yours and only your needs can dictate whatever solution is the perfect for you.
     
  10. bob

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    That's why I have all 3. ;)
     
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  11. Dankuk

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    It depends. There's no point in buying a desktop if you are moving around a lot, and there's no point in buying a laptop if you always stay at home. Laptops tend to be smaller and cheaper, so I would recommend a laptop, since it is mobile and can stay in the same place. However, if you are a gamer, and would like to play games on a good big screen, I would recommend a desktop. :)
     
  12. Cazares

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    Desktop for me. I've never had a laptop last longer than a year. i've been through tons of them.
     
  13. lisabrown69

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    What laptops have you been using? Might have been the cheap ones then (or maybe you've been visiting the wrong places ;)). My laptop has served me for the past 6 years and still going strong.
     
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