LAPTOP OR DESKTOP? Which one should be preferred?

@1118786 (114)
India
January 1, 2007 2:11am CST
Hey friends my parents are going to buy me a computer. But i m a bit confused between laptop and desktop. If i go for LAPTOP then it would be too expensive as the configuration i require is too costly. And if i go for DESKTOP then it is somewhat oldfashioned and LAPTOP is more mobile and portal. So i m a bit confused. Which one should i buy?
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@mvsrao (4369)
• India
1 Jan 07
Desktop & Laptop - both have merits and demerits . As you are located in India and you appear to be a student , I'd suggest to prefer Desktop at this time . And later when you earn enough money , you can buy a good laptop . All the best .
@1118786 (114)
• India
1 Jan 07
Well thanx for the advice.
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@bogdanel (1208)
• Romania
1 Jan 07
It depends for what do you want to use that computer. If you want it for games.. than use a desktop.. if you want for internet and documents.. buy a laptop. If you want to have mobility and games.. that might be a performant laptop.. wich is more expensive.
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@mvsrao (4369)
• India
1 Jan 07
The topic starter is Indian - from Mumbai . getting a good mobile internet connection is very difficult in India . we have just a few wi-fi hotspots and wimax is yet to be implemented . we have to depend on GPRS thru a cellphone modem which is very slow ...
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@sonix007 (275)
• Indonesia
1 Jan 07
i think u must buy laptop coz its mobile.
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• India
1 Jan 07
Hey it depends on your needs.....if you travel a lot and need your comp to bewith you all thetime then go for laptop...but if the scenario is other way then go got a desktop coz the cost will be reduced a lot and you will be able to get higher configuration on that very cost....
@tictac714 (976)
• United States
1 Jan 07
Personally I would prefer a laptop. I have only one computer, and chose a laptop, that way I can take it places with me if I need to. I can even sit here on the couch with it in my lap. =) But if you can't afford a laptop, go for the desktop.
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