Laptop computers versus Desktops


Sassylassie
#1
Well I had a wee problem with my Desk Top computer, it needed a new Ether Net Card so I decided to change the card myself, it wasn't hard but I broke a few things when I vacumned the computer innnards. It is currently being fixed at the ICU at the Computer Repair Place. Back to my question what do you prefer a Lap Top or a Desk Top computer? I really miss my desk top, I like the large monitor, the large keyboard. I'm using my Lap Top for the first time in two years, I hate the small keyboard, that freaking stuff on the bottom that acts a mouse, a small scream that I'm suppose to use my finger or something. The computer's keys are at the top of the board instead of the bottom. Why do people like lap tops???

What is your poison??????????
 
Kreskin
#2
I use a laptop for work and a desktop for home use. I will probably get a laptop for home next time I make a major computer purchase. I like the space savings. I agree with the curser button, much rather use a mouse but the mouse can be used as well.
 
Ariadne
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by SassylassieView Post

Well I had a wee problem with my Desk Top computer, it needed a new Ether Net Card so I decided to change the card myself, it wasn't hard but I broke a few things when I vacumned the computer innnards. It is currently being fixed at the ICU at the Computer Repair Place. Back to my question what do you prefer a Lap Top or a Desk Top computer? I really miss my desk top, I like the large monitor, the large keyboard. I'm using my Lap Top for the first time in two years, I hate the small keyboard, that freaking stuff on the bottom that acts a mouse, a small scream that I'm suppose to use my finger or something. The computer's keys are at the top of the board instead of the bottom. Why do people like lap tops???

What is your poison??????????

Why don't you get an external mouse and keyboard for the laptop? Oh, and next time you need to vacuum the computer, go to the computer store and pick up a can of compressed air. It's not the same as vacuuming (as the dust doesn't get sucked up), but it does get the dust out of the machine without nicking anything.
 
Andem
#4
I have a Notebook computer for personal and business use. At home, I use a docking terminal with an external mouse, external keyboard and the whole thing wired up to my home entertainment system including the flat panel in the living room. I don't think I'd really want to go back to a desktop system; It takes too much space and is usually a bit louder than a notebook.
 
DurkaDurka
#5
I personally prefer a desktop. I like building my own computers and have the ability to upgrade when need be, which isn't always possible with a latop.

I am also a video game junkie, laptops generally are not good for high res gaming unless you are willing to spend upwards of 4-5k.
 
Andem
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurkaView Post

I personally prefer a desktop. I like building my own computers and have the ability to upgrade when need be, which isn't always possible with a latop.

I am also a video game junkie, laptops generally are not good for high res gaming unless you are willing to spend upwards of 4-5k.

You'd be surprised regarding the graphics on my new Sony Vaio VGN-SZ220P. It has dedicated video memory, can run Flight Simulator & GTA San Andreas at all the highest graphics settings and weighs less than a feather. Truly an amazing machine.
 
gneiss
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurkaView Post

I personally prefer a desktop. I like building my own computers and have the ability to upgrade when need be, which isn't always possible with a latop.

I am also a video game junkie, laptops generally are not good for high res gaming unless you are willing to spend upwards of 4-5k.


True... true... though laptop is good for mobility. I am buying a new desktop for video editing and photo editing.
 
tracy
#8
Love my laptop. I move way too often to want a desktop. Plus, my apartment is really small so I don't want to have to set up a desktop in here.
 
Kreskin
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by tracyView Post

Love my laptop. I move way too often to want a desktop. Plus, my apartment is really small so I don't want to have to set up a desktop in here.

Always one step ahead of the bounty hunter. lol
 
Dexter Sinister
#10
I used to use a laptop for work, because I traveled a lot and it was a lot easier to carry a laptop than 20 kg of paper around with me. My whole professional life was on that machine, carefully and regularly backed up of course, to CDs and the office server. I no longer have a laptop because I'm retired now. I've always had a desktop at home, and I'd like to have a laptop as well, for the few times these days when I'm not at home, but I've never been able to justify the expense. For the couple of weeks a year when I'm up at the lake (where there's no Internet access anyway), or away from home for other reasons, I've so far been able to live without it. But it'd be so nice to have... my astronomy programs, my drafting programs, encyclopedias and assorted other reference materials, correspondence files, documents I'm working on, those wonderful Adobe programs like Photoshop CS and Photoshop Elements, a place to download and back up the photographs I take... I keep waiting for the price of a good one to drop below $500. I haven't yet seen one worth buying for under $700, but one of these days the price will get to where I want it to be.

It's pretty clear that you get more bang for the buck with a desktop. I could replace my desktop system for about $1000, a laptop with equivalent performance and storage would be well over $2500. There are also some things I simply can't do with a laptop, so it can never be my main system. I need 8 USB 2 ports for instance, for all my peripheral devices, and no laptop, even a high end one with the most expensive docking station in the world, can provide that, I'd still have to be adding external USB hubs. My experience also suggests that laptops aren't as durable as desktops, though I have to admit that's an anecdotal, not a scientific, opinion, and may be worth nothing. I was, however, deeply involved with computer support issues in my last decade at work, and several thousand desktop and laptop computers passed through my life in that time. No laptop I ever saw over the last 10 years of my working life--and that includes systems from Compaq, Dell, Sony, IBM, and Toshiba-- lasted more than 2 years in daily use as a workstation before needing major repairs, but I've seen desktop systems in daily heavy use for three times that long without a failure.

The only justification for getting a laptop I can see is if you have an over-riding need for portability of the information you need daily to do what you have to do. If that's not true of your life--and remember you can do a lot these days with Blackberry and Palm Pilot type things, which you can also justify needing for other reasons-- I think a laptop is a waste of money.

But I still want one.
 
tracy
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

Always one step ahead of the bounty hunter. lol

Shhhh.... don't tell!
 
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#12
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