much better???laptops or PC...

pc - personal computer
@ehlsie (730)
Philippines
September 3, 2008 11:35am CST
today,most people use computer...In the office, in school and in house...I have my personal computer(the one have cpu,monitor,etc...)although my cpu is compact one, it's looks like a xbox,i'm thinking to buy a laptop coz i see lots of people uses laptops... Which do you prefer in your own view, a PC or a laptop??? Thanks!happy mylotters!
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
4 Sep 08
i think it deoends on ease of use, situation. i have PC at home which is bought by myself.i have laptop provoded by my company. i use laptop at office and when i have to work from ome as well.
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• Singapore
4 Sep 08
Yea. Say, if I am always staying at home, I might as well go for a PC which I will get more bang for bucks at the same price. A laptop would be nice but not necessarily more helpful.
@ehlsie (730)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
oh i see...i used my pc just for my personal use... thank you so much for sharing! happy mylotters!
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
laptop is better.. its handy!
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@ehlsie (730)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
thank you for your suggestion! happy mylotters!
@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
if it's your convenience, you'll get a laptop. if we're talking about is life span get a desktop. my friend told me that it's hard for us to get a parts of laptop, unlike desktop. or sometimes when laptop will get damaged, there's nothing to do about it, all you have to do is to dispose it. a life span of a desktop is 10 yrs or more, but laptop is just 8 years below. or you'll be lucky if the life span of your laptop will reach until 10 years hehehe..
@ehlsie (730)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
yeah...one of my friend told me that too...because he has a laptop and the main problem iin laptops are when it get damaged and very hard to find it's parts specially if it needs to replace that parts...even in repairing a laptop, not 100% will be repaired,most laptops cannot do by repair...but the convinience that it is easy to carry anywhere and can use anywhere is one of the advantages...but ofcourse i want something that i can use long..hhhmmmm....im really confused...
@glay22 (512)
• Philippines
3 Sep 08
i would go for my laptop coz its very handy. I can bring it to the office and my school and i can bring it everywhere I go..
@ehlsie (730)
• Philippines
3 Sep 08
you have a point. if i have a laptop i can bring it anywhere i want!!!1 thanks for sharing!!! happy mylotters!
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
all i want to say is its good you have a laptop coz its handy but the problem in the laptop the only u can upgrade isa the memory ang the Hard disk... and if the builtin vedio will damage that is the big problem coz you can not put a video card in the laptop...... But the desktop for example you have a desktop AMD Athlon FX-74 3.0Ghz its the very good coz you can upgrade your memory to 4gb, 800gb or 1TB HDD sata and the Video Card, and you can design the case of the computer so the desktop is not handy but you can upgrade the video card.... thats all i have to say
@wolveren (1568)
• Cebu, Philippines
4 Sep 08
That is indeed a good question. But first you may want to ask yourself how you want to use the machine. If you prefer more raw power and can do that at home, then you may want a Desktop Personal Computer (PC). But if you prefer the convenience of mobility, that is where you can bring along your computer with you anywhere you want to go, then a laptop is probably your best choice. There are more laptops nowadays that can match head on with the raw power of desktop PCs for a higher price. Yet you prefer simplicity and a machine that can do most basic work. There are a lot to choose from with really affordable prices. Happy Posting!
@ehlsie (730)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
thank you so much for replying on my post and helping me in deciding what to buy between the two...thank you so much! happy mylotters!
@wolveren (1568)
• Cebu, Philippines
5 Sep 08
You are very much welcome. I hope my comments helps you in your decision. Cheerios!!
@ace_ivann (326)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
Hi ehlsie! I think it is much better to own a laptop than a desktop computer. Simply because it is portable. I can bring my laptop anywhere I want to go. I like going to coffee shops and since WiFi is for free, I can browse the Internet, read my emails, and open my friendster account. Another thing is because of comfort. I can just place my laptop on my bed while doing some encoding. It is much more expensive compared to a desktop computer, but it is more useful and convenient for me.
@ehlsie (730)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
oh i see,,,,thank you so much for your suggestions! HAPPY MYLOTTERS!
• Singapore
4 Sep 08
Hi ehlsie, I think this will depend on what you need it for. Both have their pros and cons. Here's an article I found on Associated Content which you might find useful. The source is at http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/763/laptop_vs_pc.html . Regards. --- It's time to sack up and buy a computer. After dreaming about RAM the night before you head over to your local computer store only to be befuddled at the very first question the clerk asks you, "Do you want a laptop or desktop?" Now I trust most of you wouldn't actually go to the store before taking this question into consideration, that's why you are reading this. But the point remains, before you can decide what kind of computer you want (Dell, Mac, Hewlett Packard etc.), you first need to consider whether you want the portability of a laptop or dexterity of a PC. Before I go any further, let me admit my bias by saying I love my laptop. But prior to explaining my choice to go portable (and its infinite wisdom), let's take a look at the downside of laptops and the superior qualities a stationary computer provides. As with all purchasing decisions, there are pros and cons to whatever you choose, and what has worked beautifully for me might not work for others depending on the situation. The Argument Against Laptops Price per computing power is usually the first consideration, in which case a desktop is a much better choice. Laptops are more expensive then their PC counterparts, sometimes twice as much. The reason for this is the design aspect of a laptop. The same components are squeezed into a small space and the price for that convenience is pushed onto the consumer. This design doesn't just affect space for the guts of your computer, but the keyboard and screen too. Typing on a smaller keyboard takes practice. Some people never really feel comfortable and this interferers with their entire computer experience. Also, the screen of a laptop is not as large or high in quality as a desktop. If you want to use your computer to watch DVDs or you're an avid gamer, gazing at a small screen with low response time for long periods can be annoying and even detrimental to your eyes.
@ehlsie (730)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
wow...thank you very much for this information.this will helped me a lot to choose between laptop and desktop..atleast i got an idea from evryone who replied in my discussion! thank you so much!!! happy mylotters!
4 Sep 08
i love my macbook but i wish i had a desktop machine sometimes. I used to own a 24" imac but then moved to a new country, so sold it. Personal preference is definately desktop machine tho.
@ehlsie (730)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
thank you for sharing! happy mylotters!
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
4 Sep 08
I will prefer a pc, because it's alot better, and durble, plus the screen and keyboard, everything is much bigger.. lol =D Other than that, it's abit bulky which is not suitable whose house have space limitations ^_^ But i'm thinking of buying a laptop now, so that i can use it when i'm outside and i need not share the pc at home with my bro.. lol =D
@ehlsie (730)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
thank you so muchfor the suggestions! Happy mylotters~!
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
Hi there! When it comes to capacity desktops are much better than laptops. But if you're looking for convenience, then its the laptop that's best to use. I also like using my laptop more than my desktop. Using my laptop I can bring it where I go. I can even type on my bed lying down hehehe. That's what laptops are known for. Convenience. Ciao!
@ehlsie (730)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
thanks for the info!!! hapyy mylotters!
@weryfues (26)
• China
4 Sep 08
I have my personal compute, a laptops. I bought it last year, I really like it , as it's very small , and easy to take with me. I take it to office for working, and take it back at home for relax. also I can working at home if have urgent things.
@ehlsie (730)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
hhmmm...that's true laptops are very handy... thanks for your comment! happy mylotters!
@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
I have my PC right now,I want to own also a laptop,Trying to find ways to have one.....(LOL)
@ehlsie (730)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
we're the same!!!haha...thanks anyway for your comment! happy mylotters!
@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
For me it really depends on how often you use your computer. For me if you tend to use the computer a lot to store files, type documents or surf the internet for me a PC would be great. For those who travel a lot a laptop would be really great. Most laptops though as far as I know has shorter life spans than PCs. Also since I know French and Spanish I prefer a PC when it comes to typing documents in that language. I can't do that in a laptop because they lack a numpad. I can't make those letters with accents without using numpad because I'm so used to it.
@ehlsie (730)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
oh i see....I really want the one that will last ofcourse...but i want it to be carry anywhere....so confused! But anyways, thank you for your suggestion! happy mylotters!
@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
4 Sep 08
I love my PC. It is the old style PC which has an old style components, but I have upgraded the CPU, so it works so fast. I have a laptop too, I use it to get things done when I was outside the house. But I just love my PC because it can be upgraded whenever I want to. And it is cheaper to upgrade them than have to upgrade things in my laptop. And it is easy to maintain. If one part is broken, I can only buy the spare part without worrying about the compatibility, because it was custom made. lol. I love my PC!! So I'd go for PC
@ehlsie (730)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
you have a point..That's what i thinking about... thank you so much for your suggestions! happy my lotters!
@slavezero (835)
• Philippines
4 Sep 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.
@ehlsie (730)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
oh i see...At least you gave an idea... thank you so much for the information... happy mylotters!
@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
4 Sep 08
ehlsie, I have both a laptop and a destop. I like my desktop better because of the keyboard and the mouse. I use it more than I do my laptop. The laptop however is nice if you want to use it in other rooms or take it other places, it is wireless.It does take up less space.But I hate the mouse on my laptop, so I have bought an external mouse to hoop up to it.
@ehlsie (730)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
oh really...thanks for that info. it really help me to decide. thank you so much! happy mylotters!
• United States
3 Sep 08
I own a laptop and all my family members in my house own their own because it is more convenient especially for school purposes since it is very mobile and not heavy. I love them because they are very compact and you can use it where ever you need.
@ehlsie (730)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
thank you so much! happy mylotters!
• Philippines
3 Sep 08
Good day.. I used to have a desktop, CPU with lots of processing power, I use it for games and other applications which demands great resources. Now I use a laptop because of it's power and portability.
@ehlsie (730)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
Oh ,thanks for sharing! happy mylotters!
@a3sachin (531)
• India
3 Sep 08
This is subjective. Personally I prefer a laptop to a PC. Mainly because its very convenient to operate. You can just lie on your couch, sip coffee and mylot comfortably listening to the rain outside. Sitting in front of a PC the whole day can be a pain. But dont just buy a laptop just because you see someone use it. Buy if its really necessary now that you have a PC.
@ehlsie (730)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
Oh i see...thank you so much! happy mylotters!
• United States
3 Sep 08
I really like my laptop. It doesn't take up as much space, and is easier to take with me. Admittedly, it is easier to take information with you now with a desktop with really cheap flash drives and other things like that, but I just like mine. It has enough power to do what I need, and it was pretty cheap for me.
@ehlsie (730)
• Philippines
3 Sep 08
actually i really want to buy a laptop.... thanks for your advice... happy mylotters!