Ive never owned my own deskop just several laptops, and I am planning on buying a new PC since my Dell laptop is dying. What would be the pros and cons of owning a Desktop over a laptop? I can upgrade it easier, but I cannot move it thats all I can think of.
Answer by Steven Hibbs · Oct 05, 2010 at 08:57 AM
What are you using it for?
Desktop for home office / video editing / media center / power PC
Laptop for travel / lite computing
Personally, I have both. But I rarely use my laptop. I would recommend a desktop if it will remain stationary. If you need to move around, obviously that is not an option.
EDIT: Here is the HP Desktop I built for you. This does not have extras (monitor, wireless, bluray, etc)
Answer by catchatyou · Oct 05, 2010 at 09:50 AM
I'd say that you should get a desktop, and a device like an iPod Touch, because desktops are more powerful and, as mentioned before, are easily upgradeable. The iPod Touch (or other similar device) would be used for casual web browsing and other activities when you're away from your computer.
Answer by Database · Oct 05, 2010 at 02:00 PM
Well with desktops its much more modifiable and it's fun to look for new parts such as system cases, Graphics card, hard drivers, RAM(memory) and processors etc... Also I like to be connected to the internet via Ethernet cable.
Answer by Timn96 · Oct 09, 2010 at 07:29 PM
I'm starting to slightly regret getting a laptop over a desktop, but I do love having my laptop because of portability. The only aspects that make me want a desktop is that they're easily upgradeable, I can leave them on all the time without having to worry about battery/overheating, they are generally more powerful, etc.
I can easily do HD video editing on my laptop, I have it connected to a 22" screen as well as the laptop screen. I mainly do web design - so that's basically the Adobe suite.
Laptops can be very powerful and very portable, if you don't plan on taking it anywhere then I'd advise you to go for a desktop.
Answer by serenity · Oct 10, 2010 at 08:47 AM
If you ate using it from Gaming i would recommend a gaming PC something with lots of cooling that can handle high graphics. cheaper than a high end gaming laptop but a lot more powerful
Answer by BlazeEagle · Oct 10, 2010 at 03:24 PM
Like others have said, It depends upon your needs.
If you travel extensively, Obviously, A laptop would the one to buy.
If you can afford it & travel a fair amount, Get both.
Now, If your not interested in high end things such as gaming & such, You could just buy a reasonably priced laptop & buy a external monitor & a separate keyboard for home use so you donâ€™t have to be near the whole laptop.
Answer by edgy · Nov 27, 2010 at 08:51 AM
I have both and each have advantages.
I spend a lot of time at home working on my computer so I purchased a Mac Mini a few months ago. It's great for what I want it to do as I have a nice 19 inch screen connected to it.
If I go out it's really useful to have my laptop with me as I like to check social networking sites and e-mail.
As others have said it really depends on what you need the computer for.
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