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Do You Prefer Laptop Or Desktop Computers? Which Is Better Overall?
Posted 16 November 2005 - 06:05 PM
Posted 16 November 2005 - 06:33 PM
Posted 16 November 2005 - 07:09 PM
However, if you buy a laptop, I strongly recommend you getting a mouse because the roller isn't that effective. Also, since laptops can't be ina fixed position, they can easily be dropped or damaged.
I hope this helps, but I really think you should get a laptop.
Posted 20 November 2005 - 02:20 PM
For most internet activity and such, I'd like a desktop.
But for writing or anything, I nearly need a laptop.
I love the portability of a laptop, and laptop keyboards are about the best thing ever... long as you don't spill something on them.
I don't know... If I could get a good enough laptop (Never gonna happen)
I'd like it better than my desktop since I could use it from bed...
I do sometimes find Desktops generally better though...
I don't think I'm actually gonna vote though XD
I can't decide at all
Posted 02 December 2005 - 04:49 AM
Posted 02 December 2005 - 06:57 AM
A laptop computer (also known as notebook computer) is a small mobile personal computer, usually weighing from 1 to 3 kilograms (2 to 7 pounds). Notebooks smaller than an A4 sheet of paper and weighing around 1 kg are sometimes called sub-notebooks and those weighing around 5 kg a desknote (desktop/notebook).
I also like Laptops because they are portable so you can take them to school, work, etc...
Posted 12 December 2005 - 09:53 AM
If you can afford both, then you use a laptop for traveling and sync data as needed with the ultimate desktop that you build.
of course, I highly doubt a company will give you both, so if you are allowed to take it out of the office, then get a laptop
In my experience, data on desktops tends for some reason to get backed up more often than on laptops. Doesn't have to be that way, but it is, if only because desktops can stay on the network overnight for unattended backups to the network server.
My desktops have wireless keyboards and mice, something a docking station could have--but, remember, I've never meet a docking station I liked.
The point here is that, whatever technical equality now exists between the two form factors, there remains both dollars-and-cents and practical/personal choice reasons to choose a desktop, laptop, or both--which is really my recommendation.
With prices as low as they are, I can have a laptop for use around the house and occasional trips and a very nice desktop for a combined price of AU$4,000 or less. That's a heck of a deal compared to hardware prices not that long ago.
Buying a real travel notebook means spending AU$3,000 or more, but adding the dock can be fairly pricey. For not a lot more money you can get a desktop machine and use it when you aren't on the go.
If I could only have one computer, though, it would be a notebook, but only because writing is my primary task and I've gotten comfortable doing it in the den rather than in my office. But that is only a David work-style issue and, you know, it's easy for me to say I'd forgo the desktop, which I use for big projects--Web design, music, photo editing, etc.--because I know it won't actually go away.
As much as I like the little notebooks, one thing is certain: No machine with a screen smaller than 15 inches could ever be my only computer.
Posted 19 December 2005 - 06:54 AM
Posted 21 December 2005 - 03:42 PM
If you work somewhere else, and you travel by train or something, then a laptop is very usefull.
It also depends on what you want to do with it. If you want to play the newest games with high resolution etc, you have to buy a very expensive laptop.
Its just what you are planning to do with it.
I´ll prefer desktop, because i´m a gamer, and still at school .
Thats my opinion about it,
See what you do with it,
Posted 02 May 2006 - 01:54 AM
Hello I am darshan (my real name) from Bharat (India),
NEC, Japan introduced fuel cell powered laptop, I only read about this somewhere.. but I dont know more about it.. but NEC is a very big and popular company.. they claims that our laptop can run 6 hours on each cartridge of fuel cell.
so if any1 is a frequent traveller and have no time / place to charge his/her laptop then fuel cell powered laptop is best for him/her.
BUT the total cost of fuel cell cartridges per 1 yr useage is = battery replacement expense after 1 yr then it is ok..
and when u charge / use battery powered laptop it will generate heat. But it may not be possible in fuel cell powered laptop..
I also seen 100$ laptop for children, when the battery of this laptop discharged then u can charge it by cranking.
But as per my knowledge and belief Desktop has enough room for air circulation then laptop. So desktop will be more long lasting then laptop.
But if u take enough care, like always lay laptop on bamboo table which has big enough air wents instead of lap and always try to cool laptop by pedastal / celing fan / air-condition and always protect it from dust and moisture then its life may increase.
I have a compaq presario M2305NR 1.6 GHz laptop and when u lay it on yr lap then air wents are blocked. So it is not advisable to use laptop on yr lap for a long time in air went blocked situation.
So always lay yr laptop on the table which has a air wents. Or always lay yr laptop on the big thick hard books and be careful that every air wents are open for better air-circulation.
additionally, I marked that when u will use any DOS Based application like foxpro / word star etc. on yr laptop / desktop which has AMD cpu then as per AMD supplied hardware monitor, CPU and battery usage will be 100% and temperature of CPU will be increased by 5 degree centigrade. So be carefull.
But if u will use any window based application like Visual Foxpro etc. then CPU / Battery usage etc. r very normal.. and faster then any Intel cpu.
Posted 02 May 2006 - 04:14 AM
The battery thing is annoying, however, I find most places have plug in points (including the train home) so I can still use it. I can't operate without a mouse...but afterall, it's easy enough to take one with you!
But portability and space are really the only two advantages. You have to consider how important these are to you. If they aren't absolutely essential then go for a desktop, it just makes more sense.
Posted 12 May 2006 - 01:41 PM
However, if I happen to be invited to a lan-party, I prefer a laptop.
If I were rich I would have both.
Posted 12 May 2006 - 02:44 PM
Posted 12 May 2006 - 05:01 PM
Desktop computers are generally stronger than laptops. For this reason, I like desktops for gaming and graphics.
However, laptops or notebooks do have the fashion/gadget feel about them. They are good for creating documents and watching movies/listening to music.
Posted 12 May 2006 - 08:23 PM
If you hated the small screens and stuff, you can always hook it up to a larger monitor if your at home (assuming you have a monitor)
you can always attach a keyboard if you don't like the laptop keyboard.
you can always attach a mouse to use
you can leave it plugged into wall while your at home so you dont have to use batteries
so right there its basicaly a desktop, and if you ever needed to travel you would have ur laptop
i guess the bad things are you can only have so much cd drives, cant add addition hard drives, and you cant upgrade any of the specs
Posted 12 May 2006 - 11:47 PM
Otherwise as all the others said, power go for desktop, mobility go for notebook. If you want power and mobility there are very powerful notebooks out there but they tend to be rather large, hot (though this is improving) and incredibly expensive.
Currently i'm using a power notebook (which is 4 years old) and I generally just use it like a desktop and also placed in a cooler pad as I run it really long. It's rather heavy, but I can bring it around, and it still runs a lot of games (World of Warcraft, Rome Total War) so I am pretty pleased. If you can deal with the initial damage cost of such a notebook and want to bring it around, you might want to consider one of these options.
Don't go SLI in a notebook tho.
Posted 16 May 2006 - 02:07 AM
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