My first laptop

Canada
April 2, 2009 8:00pm CST
I have gotten used to desktops over the years but needed to get myself a laptop for home use since I moved to an apartment that only has wireless. I'm happy that I got it, but I have to get used to not having a mouse. That's the hardest part of having a laptop, but I'm getting used to it. I'm actually happy that I don't have to shut this machine down like I had to with my desktop, which was fried anyways. I got myself a used Dell Latitude D600 from eBay, a local seller too. So I picked it up the day before I moved and am pleased with it. I've been doing quite a bit of typing, despite people saying that I shouldn't. It's fine, it's not as bad as some people are telling me it's supposed to be. Do you like laptops or desktops?
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13 responses
@fiazio (736)
• India
3 Apr 09
Hey, firstly congrats on your first laptop. Personally I like laptops they are small, light weight, tidy and portable. A desktop is more messy with many things here and there . But when it comes to gaming Desktops are the best, but that does not come very often. Yes it takes a little while getting used to the touch pad, but when you do its the best, also make sure you are having the correct mouse speed, or sometimes you can end up having trouble if the speed is too slow. Also make sure the screen brightness is correct, when it is late night lower it and in day increase this not only helps is saving energy but also your eyes. Best of luck cares
• Canada
3 Apr 09
Thanks. Everything seems ok so far, it's just difficult with the touch pad and having a smaller screen, but it's great to be able to take this wherever I want to.
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@bluemars (952)
• Australia
3 Apr 09
Yes they are so easy to use and you can lay in bed and use them. So nice to be able to take them where you want to sit. I think the only thing is I do give it a break and try not to use it when it is charging back up again. I want to look after it so that it lasts a very long time. I love that I can do so much on it and it does feel like they are easier on the eye than desktops.
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@SwagTeam (18)
• United States
3 Apr 09
Grats on your first laptop :). but,id advise you to buy a external mouse because the one on your laptop gets annoying -.-. I currently own a laptop and a desktop. i cant really decide which i like more. if im in the mood to watch movies and download games and such i love my desktop. but if i want to casually browse the internet and lets say..post around on mylot,id use the laptop. the laptops mobility probably wins it though. youll get used to it sooner or later :D
• Canada
3 Apr 09
I am thinking about getting an external mouse, but only have 2 usb ports, so will be limited if I do. I need at least one port for my card reader since I can't use my desktop anymore. It will be a challenge for sure I know that.
• United States
3 Apr 09
well my firstlaptop was my siss but she gave it to me so then i had fun until she step on it and made it a big black stop on it so now i cant use it and now i use my dads and that is mainy what i do is get on the computer or even sometimes i will go to the libary to get on the compter there or somthing or at my moms house i will get on but i mainy spend it ona laptop n the libaror m dads
@snow_one (202)
• United States
3 Apr 09
i like my desktop when i am at home, it is so much easier and more spacious for me. when i travel though i like to have my lab top. with mine i take my movies and all my music with me, on my portable hardrive. i can use every application i have on my desktop on my lab top with the portable hardrive since my back up is on there. i do not know which is really better it just depends on the circumstances. if you have the room and your home a lot i would say get a good desktop, but if you do not have the room then get a lab top. a lab top is especailly good if you have a wireless internet, then you can access the internet any where in your network instead of being in one place. and congrats for the lab top..
@valpopa (155)
• Italy
3 Apr 09
Laptops rule!!! no doubt about it! My first laptop was a Compaq built in the 1995 or something like that with 4gigs of harddisk. A real dinosaur...i had to dismentle it because I was way too curious to find out what's inside.
• India
3 Apr 09
Apart from conventional desktops bulky huge , heavy i gotta new Leaptop (Laptop) were i can live work play
• Malaysia
3 Apr 09
hello... congrats for your first laptop.well i prefer laptop.it is very easy to use anywhere.i like my laptop i can lay on my bed and online.it is also very light and i think laptop is very convinient to use.
@boscilik (86)
• Indonesia
3 Apr 09
a good laptop, shall you lend to me? LOL
@emojboy (632)
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
I like desktop but its up to you which is more convenient using it and appropriate in your current situation. It really depends on the user. Both dekstop and laptop are usefull in their ways
• China
3 Apr 09
I also got my DELL laptop not long before and then threw away the desktop i used for nearly four years. I am sure it really suit me,although i had met some problems and seen many complaints and discontent about it.
• China
3 Apr 09
congratulations! first PC i bought is a laptop 2 years ago and now i remain using it . this notebook PC is so old that i have to improve it by myself. i added another 1G memory now my PC is 1.256G total! after improvement it works very quickly! i like latop very much ,because it is so portable i could take it everywhere i want! i equiped a mouse addition,i can not help without mouse!
• Canada
3 Apr 09
I love my laptop. I've only had laptops since 2004. I like the idea of being able to take my computer with me when I want to go somewhere. When I went to Arizona for the better part of a year, i was able to take EVERYTHING with me. I wouldn ot have been able to do that with a desktop. I love my laptop!