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’re 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 inconvenient to carry around. Thieves are more likely to steal portable devices, such as a tablet or laptop.
* Easier to update or repair. It’s always easier to add or remove components to a desktop, which makes it very flexible. Components can be replaced when broken.
* Longer lasting… 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 that are already dual core and the memory is about 320 GB or more, but they are far from cheap.
* The screen resolution of monitors available for desktop computers is higher and much better than most portable devices. A high resolution screen can consume a large amount of power. It is not ideal for most laptops to have high resolution screens because it can easily drain the 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 many 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 generator power…
* 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 does not take up a large amount of space unlike a full desktop.
* You can connect external displays, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc., whatever you want.
* Greater risk of being robbed. Compared to a full desktop computer, laptops are more vulnerable to theft. Countless laptops are stolen every day, so you have to be careful.
* While a desktop computer is unlikely to fall off the desk, the same cannot be said for a laptop, which is at risk of being accidentally dropped.
* Limited battery life, plus battery life deteriorates after prolonged 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 display and graphics technology is not a viable alternative to the better color representation 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 also very similar in many ways in their capabilities to the average user. Choosing between them will depend on which points are most important to you and what the computer will do for you.