Which is better a desktop computer or a laptop computer?

Philippines
November 10, 2010 11:58pm CST
choosing between a laptop and a desktop can be difficult decision.The bottom lines comes down to portability of both products
7 responses
• Philippines
11 Nov 10
IT really depends on your needs. Do you travel a lot? do you work at home? How much is your budget? Desktops are a bit bulky so if you're gonna be mobile most days, opt for a laptop. If you want power, computing power for a cheap price go for a desktop. Desktop accessories are fairly cheaper than a laptop's. It's also easier to upgrade. Bottom line, shop for what you need and not for what is trendy right now.
• Philippines
11 Nov 10
thank bro.. so can we consider the amount of those two products because most of people now a days are become practical when it comes to budget. Maybe the one who only can afford that can buy ether any of the product.
@Hliasvl (142)
• Slovak Republic
11 Nov 10
Yes... I think both products will be the best. Anywhere you will need a machine to connect to internet. Today internet is everything !!! Suggest you start with a desktop and in first opportunity to buy also a laptop even if this will be second hand.
@camposkat (310)
17 Nov 10
I agree with most of the posts here, are you always on the go? Are you a business person who goes to and from the office or something? Do you need access to the internet or to documents in your computer all the time? Then a laptop would be best for you. But if you are just using your computer at home, then a desktop would suit you. I would also recommend a smartphone if you are a business person and always on the go. There are lots of new smart phones nowadays that have built in wi-fi reception so you can access the internet anywhere you are. :)
@glenfx (57)
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
it depends on where you'll use it.. eg: paper works, office works, etc..
• United States
14 Nov 10
I think getting a laptop computer would be better. It is obviously more portable and if you get a good enough processor, ram size, graphics card, and etc. It could be better than most desktops, and you wouldn't have to worry about power outages either :P
@sai001 (16)
• Indonesia
12 Nov 10
Actually this is not something that confusing because we would already know the use, advantages and disadvantages of each. In my opinion are the subject of our consideration is to what a desktop or laptop computer were used. If most of activities outside then the choice of a laptop, if most of activities at home the desktop can be the best option.
@wg2010 (38)
• United States
11 Nov 10
I prefer computers, as they tend to last longer for me. I've had two laptops die in the lifetime of one computer. It may be a matter of luck and parts. All three machines were from the same company.
@wiggles18 (2523)
• Canada
11 Nov 10
The bottom line doesn't come down to the portability of both products, that is just one of the pro's and con's of each thing. Personally, I find the desktop to be a better product, because you get more for your money; because generally desktops of the same value as a laptop, have better configurations, and work much better. They usually have better RAM, processors etc for the same price. Most people I know who use laptops still treat them like desktops: they sit in a chair at a random table, with the charger plugged in. If your going to do that, you may as well get a desktop computer.