Which is the best for you? Desktop vs Laptop
Due to our technological advancement in today’s age, people are faced with an endless list of possible options when it comes to purchasing a personal computer. If you are choosing between a laptop and a desktop, you could definitely use this article.
* You are less likely to get lost or stolen. Desktop computers are quite uncomfortable to carry. Thieves are more likely to steal portable devices, such as a tablet or laptop.
* Easier to upgrade or repair. It’s always easier to add or remove components to a desktop, making it very flexible. Components can be replaced when they break.
* More durable… In general, desktop computers last longer than laptops.
* Less expensive. There are plenty of affordable laptops out there these days, but if you look at the specs, they usually don’t match the speed and memory size of a full desktop. There are some really good laptops out there that are already dual core and memory is about 320GB or more, but they are far from cheap.
* The screen resolution of the monitors available for desktop computers is higher and much better than that of most portable devices. A high resolution screen can consume a lot of power. It’s not ideal for most laptops to have high-resolution displays because it can easily drain your battery.
* They come in various shapes and sizes, and some of the latest models are very stylish.
* Great for those who are serious about their gaming – you can add lots of customizations including increased power, great graphics cards and sound cards.
* Not portable. You can’t take it with you.
* Totally dependent on electricity. If there’s a power outage, you won’t be able to use it unless you have an alternate power source like a UPS or a power generator…
* Not as sleek and modern as laptops and tablets.
Although laptops still don’t challenge all the benefits of a desktop, the gap will continue to narrow, and for mobile workers, a laptop is the way to go. Whether a laptop can replace a desktop depends on the type of work you do.
* Its number one advantage is its portability. It can be easily transported, making it perfect for those on the go. Also great for working on the couch, kitchen bench, coffee shop, etc.
* Powered by rechargeable batteries. You can still use it even when there is a power outage.
* Stylish and fashionable. They look more attractive compared to desktop computers. They come in different styles and colors.
* Comes in all shapes and sizes…and now in colors so your laptop can be a reflection of your personality.
*Compact design. A laptop is a space saver. It doesn’t take up a huge amount of space unlike a full desk.
* You can connect external displays, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc., whatever you want.
* Increased risk of being robbed. Compared to a full desktop computer, laptops are more vulnerable to theft. Countless laptops are stolen every day, so you need to be careful.
* While a desktop computer is unlikely to fall off your desk, the same cannot be said for a laptop, which is at risk of accidentally falling over.
* Limited battery life, plus battery life deteriorates after long-term use.
* Not easy to upgrade or repair. Laptops have components that are specifically customized for a particular drive. If one of the components is damaged, the entire laptop may need to be replaced.
* Screen resolution may not be of high quality. For high-end graphics work, a laptop’s LCD screen and graphics technology is not a viable alternative to the better color rendering of a large CRT monitor and dedicated graphics card.
* Some people find that the keyboard is not as comfortable and functional as a full keyboard that comes with a desktop PC.
As you can see, desktops and laptops have their own pros and cons and are actually very similar in many ways in their capabilities to the average user as well. Choosing between them will depend on which points are most important to you and what the computer will serve you for.