do laptops last longer than desktops?

@jhl930 (3607)
United States
February 26, 2009 1:54pm CST
i think that it seems like with todays laptops that my friends get and that i get that they don't really last that long and i was just wondering if you felt the same way and i have heard that they last not as long as desktops, and i thought that they didn't either because they just seem easier for something to go wrong and then harder to get them fixed, but its all just a matter of opinion i guess, so what is yours? do you think laptops last longer than desktops? i would like to thank everyone for taking the time to come by and read my discussion and hopefully answer, i hope that you all have a great day and once again thanks for coming by!
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13 responses
@kumarpslv (3217)
• India
26 Feb 09
The desktops will be having long life than the laptops. The reason is that the desktop will not become hot as laptops do, because of the large space available and the number of fans positioned.We can see the desktops that are older 7 or 8 years and even more in good condition, but we can not use the laptops as such. Because of its mobility, the laptops are likely to get damaged in their inner,tiny parts when handled roughly.The features available with laptop may enormous, but it can not have more life as like desktops.
• United States
6 Sep 09
oh my god have you ever taken an english class in your life before? that was so hard to read
• United States
6 Sep 09
oh my god have you ever taken an english class in your life? that was so hard to read
• United States
6 Sep 09
yes, i made an account just to tell you that but thanks for the info you seem to know a lot about computers
30 Jul 10
To be honest I don't think it makes a difference, it depends on how well the computer was made by the manufacturer and how you looked after your computer. I think however that laptops are more likely to be broken because they can be carried around, be dropped or stolen. So take care of your little comp and it should hopefully last longer :D
• India
4 Mar 09
agree with you laptops last alot longer then a desktop but i think its because i always put something to cover up my laptop so dust doesn't accumulate in the laptop but desktops dust can go everywhere in your computer screen or the cd rom but its hard to tell so if you do have a desktop try putting something to cover your computer up so dust doesn't come in and destroy your computer hope this helps
@chriswolf (360)
• China
2 Mar 09
This really depends how you use them. If you don't know how to maitain the computer regularly, it could not last long. Some of my friends have long period of computer holding including both laptops and desktops.
• India
28 Feb 09
It is said that laptops doesn't last long. But i think it is not true. That depends on the person who is using it and the configuration it is made of. And the company that manufactured it. Even desktops get damaged early when it is not used in a good manner. If we use laptops with care, they also lasts longer. Happy myLotting...
@dhaumya (107)
• India
28 Feb 09
My desktop PC lasted eight years and my laptop, well, only three years since and it already is demanding a higher 1 GB ram to run properly! I think the desktop remains a benchmark for computing.
@dropofrain (1169)
• India
27 Feb 09
Though the quality of laptops have been improving a lot day by day but still I think that dekstops have a upper edge when it comes to lasting longer. With the portability of laptops their usage also becomes rough over the time and thus the damages start. So desktops are better maintained than laptop and thus last longer.
@Relvis (6)
• India
27 Feb 09
No not really, but it is up to you how you are going to use them. you may compare them and get the idea Desktop are meant to sit at same place, you don't move it frequently, so the chances of physical damage is less. You get one or more fans additional to cpu fan inside the cabinet to dissipate the heat and keep the parts cool. laptops are delicate and light weight for portability purpose. laptops have sensitive parts and are integrated tightly. While you are working on laptop you feel the heat generated at the bottom, though most of the laptops comes with the newer cup's that consumes less power. So a lot of care has to be taken, if you want laptop work up to the extent of desktop So the technology is different in both of them. Also lot depends on your working environment, long working hours, hi-end applications related with cpu processing and graphics.
@royce22 (303)
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
based on what other people were saying, desktops usually last longer than laptops. but maybe it depends on the users, right? but desktops are known for heavy work matters. though laptops are more reliable than desktops.
@regal_aeros (2606)
• Singapore
27 Feb 09
the answer is no. laptops only last about approx 5 years plus and minus. i'm talking about heavy usage. if you're someone who users the laptop everyday and for long periods of time, 5 years is about the lifespan of the machine. desktop in the other case, tends to "live" longer. because it's more high=powered i guess. *shrugs*
@mymytri (2032)
• India
27 Feb 09
It just depends on the usage and maintainance.It you use it carefully both of them will lost longer.But i see many persons going for laptops because of their portability and mobility.
@williamjisir (22912)
• China
27 Feb 09
IBM laptop - I have an IBM laptop and have had it for seven years long, yet it is still good in use.
Hello jhl. I have an IBM laptop and I have had it for more than seven years long, yet it is still working in good condition though not as fast as new ones in speed. I still love it. I have never had a desktop computer. Therefore it is hard for me to judge which lasts longer, but anyway I prefer to use a laptop for its convenience to us users. Take care and thank you for your discussion.
• United States
26 Feb 09
It depends on the laptop, the user and how they both are configured! I am typing this on a ten year old Toshiba. The fan went on it last summer and I found a tech to install the new fan once I found it on line. Many repair businesses told me it was too old to fix. When the laptop was new it had the best bells and whistles on it, so even though it is old, it still runs but I just can't do as much as I could with a new one. Now to the consoles. If you know how to upgrade a computer, the console could be a better choice for keeping the thing current. I like my console computer because I can hook more stuff up to it and just leave it that way. The laptop on the other hand can go anywhere. It's, I think, a matter of personal choice.