Laptop Vs Desktop?

India
October 20, 2006 5:57am CST
what do u prefer and y.........
10 responses
@slavezero (835)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
Desktops and laptops are becoming very close in their capabilities it's a matter of what your primary use is for them. If you're traveling a lot and you need the computer to be accessible to you at all times, a laptop is the only way to go. But a desktop has more going for it in terms of cost, durability, and ease of maintenance. Laptops' biggest advantage is portability it also makes them more vulnerable. They're more likely to be dropped and broken, or lost, or stolen. You can probably store as much data on a laptop as on a desktop, but you probably wouldn't want to risk losing it all. Traditionally, desktops have had zero portability you only could access files located on your desktop computer from that computer. But that's changing; your desktop may stay in one place, but your files don't have to. USB (Universal Serial Bus) memory keys, small devices that plug in to your computer to extract or load data, let you move files from one computer to another quickly and easily. And wireless networks allow you to work on the same files from any other networked computer. Just as Internet capability is no longer a desktop vs. laptop decision point, features and functions are equivalent between the two, although desktops generally have better sound quality. The cost for a laptop is considerably higher than for a desktop with comparable speed and power. Although laptop prices are falling, you'll still pay hundreds of dollars more, Service and repair costs are much higher too. To get at the parts, laptops pretty much have to be taken apart. The parts themselves are more expensive, almost double, and labor costs more. With a desktop, you can just open the back or side panel and replace the parts. Because desktop components can be added or removed separately, unlike many laptops' all-in-one design, desktops can operate without some parts.
@joelabew (184)
• Ghana
16 Nov 06
its high time that we should find a permanent replacement for petrol. The burning of these fuel continiously leads to environment pollution as well as decrease in the natural resourse. The best alternative to tackel this problem is the biodiesel. Though it is a cutting edge but it is promising one. We need very less investment in plantation for the Jatropha plant and the seeds of this plant will be used to extract a kind of substitute of petrol, which we can use along with petrol to reduse the consumption of petrol and due to plantation it helps in decrementing the pollution. One great thing about this plant is that it doesn't need a specific climating condition for growing. So waste land can also be used for the cultivation. And farmer can earn a lot of money by selling the seeds. This can be a great substitute for petrol. And in some country like brazil they have implemented also.
• India
16 Nov 06
desktops.
@sann007m2 (717)
• India
16 Nov 06
I always prefer desktop......
@sp3ctrum (436)
• Italy
16 Nov 06
Desktop
@taraka (717)
• India
16 Nov 06
i prefer laptop n it's portable so i like to use it
• Pakistan
16 Nov 06
I prefer laptop.
• India
16 Nov 06
As students consider purchasing a new computer, one inevitable decision will appear: should it be a laptop or a desktop? Students must carefully consider their computing needs in deciding between these options. Over 93% of students choose the portability of laptop computers over the power of desktops. Each type of system has its advantages and disadvantages, which can be summed up as follows: Pros Cons Laptop Portability, access wireless networking in public locations Less powerful, harder to upgrade, more expensive, less resistent to theft, more prone to component failure Desktop More powerful, easy to upgrade, less expensive, more resistent to theft, less prone to component failure Not portable, hard to store during summers The obvious disadvantage of a desktop is its lack of portability -- once it is plugged in, it is difficult to move to another location. Laptops, on the other hand, can easily be moved for doing work anywhere. Students with laptop computers can also take advantage of the network connections in many Yale libraries and classrooms. In addition, students who have wireless-capable computers can access Yale's wireless network that is available in many campus locations (complete list of wireless sites at Yale). Bear in mind, however, that with portability comes a greater risk of theft. It is quite easy to steal a laptop computer, and students with laptops must be constantly aware of this risk. See the Laptop Security page for more information. If you plan to do most of your work in your room, it is most cost-effective to buy a desktop machine. Upgrading or replacing parts is much easier on a desktop machine than a laptop. Students who plan to compose music, design graphics, or perform other demanding tasks may decide a more powerful desktop would be better for them.
• India
16 Nov 06
its high time that we should find a permanent replacement for petrol. The burning of these fuel continiously leads to environment pollution as well as decrease in the natural resourse. The best alternative to tackel this problem is the biodiesel. Though it is a cutting edge but it is promising one. We need very less investment in plantation for the Jatropha plant and the seeds of this plant will be used to extract a kind of substitute of petrol, which we can use along with petrol to reduse the consumption of petrol and due to plantation it helps in decrementing the pollution. One great thing about this plant is that it doesn't need a specific climating condition for growing. So waste land can also be used for the cultivation. And farmer can earn a lot of money by selling the seeds. This can be a great substitute for petrol. And in some country like brazil they have implemented also.
@bingos (189)
• India
20 Oct 06
laptop...