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Do You Prefer Laptop Or Desktop Computers? Which Is Better Overall?
Posted 20 November 2006 - 02:28 PM
But it would also be nice if I would own a laptop since they're really handy when you're away from home.
My mom own a laptop (doesn't work properly any more since my sister spoiled some thee over it )
and worked a few times on it. My experience with laptops are that they have much less performance over a
desktop computer. But it also kinda depends on what you do. Playing games on a laptop is possible but more the
quake or doom games and no really system demanding games. Which the modern desktop computers would run
When i have the money i would buy a laptop just for school or hanging out on the couch
Posted 05 December 2006 - 07:45 AM
So i like the laptop alot better thana desktop ....although some laptops coming out now are just pretty damn pointless they are soo big with their inbuilt subwoofers i mean subwoofers on a laptop...why do you want one. I cant imagine a laptop user going into a cafe or something to do their work then listening to bangn choons through their laptop subwoofer.
Thats my spiel cheerio
Posted 08 December 2006 - 07:08 AM
A laptop on the other side is mobile, you can use it everywhere and since I'm at High School now, I do realise that it's a lot more easy to get the papers from blackboard, put them on the laptop and take some notes on it (but paper overrules laptop when it comes to making drawings of something or writing mathematical stuff). Having a laptop means having your data and tools available, everywhere and you're not dependant on a computer (of wich we sometimes run out at school ). Downside are of course the cost and low performance (especialy graphics and hdd in the less expensive laptops) and getting 3+hours of battery life is only possible when you turn everything down. Ow yeah, I'm not to fancy about the keyboards either, those tiny, flat keys with hardly no respons ... don't like it and the weird lay-out and the lack of a numerice key-pad is a miss too.
- only available at home
+ all your prefs and apps are available
- price and lower performance
- noise (when doing heavy stuff)
- keyboard and mouspad (you could connect a mouse to it, but that means carrying a mouse everywhere and those little laptop mice aren't exactly handy).
Posted 08 December 2006 - 02:25 PM
The screen is easier to see! With a laptop you need to sit right behind it to see properly. And have you ever tried to watch a movie on a laptop screen? I find it doesn't work well at all!
Also, a desktop is better to do work! Its easier to have a loose keyboard to type and generally the area around your desktop is covered by bits of paper with computer information on it! You can take all that with you and your laptop!
Its also nice to have a proper mouse, I suppose its easy to buy an extra mouse but once again its just more to carry with you and your laptop!
The main pro of having a laptop is being able to take it around but that can also mean lots of carrying! Also the battery life needs to be taken into account! You cant carry it around forever without charging it which can be a bother! Lastly, you cant really use a laptop outside, the sunlight glares on the screen too much so apart from your sofa in front of the tv, your bed and local coffee shop, where are you gonna take it?
I do see the advantages of a laptop but to me its just not really worth the extra money you have to pay! As always, these are just my opinions, SO DONT get offended!
Posted 08 December 2006 - 11:12 PM
Both have very good qualities, and both would be great to have around.
Posted 08 December 2006 - 11:37 PM
Then there is speed. Usually most desktops have higher clock speeds and more space in the case for bigger components which would mean better performance in some cases.
The components are cheap for desktops so if it's time for an upgrade it might just be a few hundred dollars compared to a laptops upgrade.
Then there are other things that you could try on laptops but things like case modding with led fans and neon lights and stuff i doubt that laptops will have the space for that, it pretty much has all the components needed crammed in there anyway.
The only time i'd get a laptop is if i needed to do things on the move where as now i don't need to do that.
So i say desktop because: Price, Performance, Customizable and room for upgrades.
Posted 09 December 2006 - 12:01 AM
Posted 10 December 2006 - 02:00 AM
If they're looking for a computer for Christmas ... often I have heard "just a little laptop computer would be fine".
They figure since they're smaller, they're cheaper!
I run a desktop, though in the past used to have a laptop. I don't think the mobility is worth the extra money.
Posted 10 December 2006 - 11:07 PM
Was a desktop user for a very long time until I got my first laptop. Needed to get use to the new and smaller keyboard on the laptop. But after that adjustment, I just couldn't go back to my desktop anymore. Laptop was way more convenient for what I do and doesn't require much estate on my desk
Posted 10 December 2006 - 11:20 PM
If you just want it to work, you may need some mobility... I prefer a laptop
It's all on your needs: I have a laptop and a desktop computer, I need both of them
Posted 11 December 2006 - 01:51 AM
However I have a laptop too. (Currently a 1Ghz Titanium Powerbook G4 with 1GB of Ram). It's dated, but still runs FCP HD okay for general editing. Primarily I use this to design webpages, do business use, and check email now and some field production. A Macbook Pro will be in the works for next year, but I don't need any more write offs for this year. It's been a damn good laptop for the last 3 years.
Granted, I have a QuadCore Power Mac, Dual Core 2Ghz G5 powermac, Dual 1.25Ghz G4 Powermac, 4 1.25Ghz G4 Mac Mini's, 1 1.8Ghz G5 iMac (1.25BG Ram), 1 2.Ghz G5 iMac (2GB Ram, and my Powerbook. So I'm mostly desktops.
Posted 12 December 2006 - 12:45 AM
I don't understand why people spend so much for mobility that MOST of them never really take advantage of.
Posted 07 January 2007 - 03:53 AM
Personally, i prefer using a desktop because they are easier to use and you can get really good LCD monitors with them. In a laptop, you're stuck with one screen, and if it breaks, the laptop is gone forever. Laptops are more practical for portable use, for people doing business and having to travel around alot. Im not that kind of person really, therefore i prefer desktops. Sure, desktops are more time-consuming to set up but i think its worth it. To top that up, you would usually have to buy a mouse for a laptop, unless you don't mind constantly using your fingers, which is annoying.
Overall, laptops are only better than desktops for travel use, and nothing else.
Posted 07 February 2007 - 04:08 AM
Posted 07 February 2007 - 07:07 AM
Here the reasons for desktops:
Interchangability of components
Technically, more performance (technically)
TOO many wires
you need a desk
you need a chair
REasons for a laptop:
ITs one unit
You can use it on your "LAP"
Battery fails after a period of time
INterchangability of components
Lots of problems with laptops, from my experiencee
YOU CAN DROP IT
Some laptops should be consider PORTABLE DESKTOPS...
You can't really build a custom laptop...well not yet.
I could add more, but i think that's enough
Posted 07 February 2007 - 09:24 AM
Posted 07 February 2007 - 11:53 PM
I personally prefer the use of a laptop just because I am using it right now because it conserves more energy than my PC. I usually use my PC when Im in need of certain power driven programs such as 3D modeling programs and the such. I also use it for games as well because my laptop can not run half the games out their currently right now.
One thing I hate about laptops is that overtime you laptop will tend to run into technical problems earlier than computer systems. Because Ive ran through a couple laptops and found that it tends to have the problem of overheating and dust build up. So I always find myself blowing the dust out to release some of the blocked holes to keep the cooling process my my laptop in tip top shape or else it would cause my laptop to over heat and shut down automatically which can be very annoying at times.
With a computer, if it has been built properly, never will overheat and is more reliable than a laptop. I guess becauase since a laptop is so small and the components are so compact that it makes it harder for it to cool itself. Unlike the laptop the computer has more space which results in better cooling factors.
Posted 02 March 2007 - 05:53 AM
1. They are easier to repair, I absolutely hate working on laptops and sometimes refuse too.
2. Almost all hardware works with them, you can tinker with them like a car.
3. Desktops are muh cheaper and more for the money.
I've only had one laptop however, so I'm not really one to talk heh
Desktops are much cheaper and that's a huge advantage. Laptops have a whole host of problems that desktops don't (as often). Laptops are just to hard to repair...for me at least.
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