Laptop vs. PC

@soccermom (3200)
United States
March 11, 2007 10:33am CST
My hubby and I are thinking about buying a laptop. I'm happy with our home computer and don't really think we need a laptop. But he pointed out that since our home PC is in the living room the kids sometimes drive me nuts when I'm trying to work or just surf the internet, and if we had a laptop I wouldn't be confined to this one spot. Eventually Ithink my office job may demand one, but not yet. What does everyone here use? What are the pros and cons? I need help with this decision!
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8 responses
• United States
18 Mar 07
If it will be asecond computer, I say go for the laptop. Our laptop has changed our life! It's so great! The keyboard ateks a little getting used to, but other than that it's great to be able to go online from anywhere in the house.
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I guess this is a response to the last few responses here. I've heard about the battery problems and have to say that concerns me. A laptop would probably be a second computer, but to be honest I can't justify spending that kind of money that I'd use basically to surf around MyLot. Onthe other hand, it'd be nice to sit out in the sunroom on warm days instead of in the living room. I'm so computer illiterate, I need to keep researching before we decide.
@fpd1955 (2075)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I bought a wireless mouse to go along with my laptop. I just do not like the mouse attached to it.
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@fpd1955 (2075)
• United States
18 Mar 07
I have a laptop.I do like it. It is very portable, but the only thing is that the battery doesn't last more than two or three hours, so I need to be near ac when I use it for long periods of time, which is no big deal if I am at home. When I take it out of the house to use I have to be sure I complete what I am doing before it runs out of power. I also unplug the ac at night, as a few weeks ago there was a fire in Chicago that started due to a laptop battery that overheated. It is also wireless, so I am not too sure if it would work if I visited another state or tried to use it too far from my dsl. I haven't really researched this aspect.
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@fpd1955 (2075)
• United States
21 Apr 07
I did take it to Savanna, Illinois. It is a remote area, so it did not work. I am hoping it will work in a big city, such as when I go to Seattle or New York. Thanks for best response. PEACE
@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
25 Mar 07
I have both a desktop computer and a laptop, which I use on a regular basis. Most of my time is spent on the desktop computer, but it is convenient to have the opportunity to sit in the garden at summertime and use the laptop. The laptop also gives me the option of using fax facilities, which are no longer available on my desktop because I have broadband, whereas I can take the laptop downstairs and plug it into the telephone line to send a fax. If anything goes wrong with either then I have a computer to use while I sort out the problem with the other, so I am never without one. If anything went seriously wrong with either then I would replace them.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
18 Mar 07
Well I have a Home PC but I do have to admit that I am hoping to get a Laptop one Day as it is better because then I can sit on the Settee in comfort, I would still keep this PC of course as you never know the Laptop might break or something, but yes I would go for the Laptop if I had the choice.
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@suraj5747 (207)
11 Mar 07
well i would suggest you to stay with your pc as its the best and do agree it makes the lace small but as you are comfortable with your pc you dont get the same comfort with that and its so expensive compared with the pc. and as you told you have kids if your laptop gets spoilt you have to spend a lot for repairing it or replacing but its just little of your pocket money which u have to spend for your pc....... think but i will suggest you to stay with the pc which you have...........
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• United States
11 Mar 07
I love my laptop. I use to have a PC, but I always felt like I was trapped to one area to work on a computer. So, I got a laptop and it is nice to have. If I want to sit on the porch, in my room, living room, I can take it where ever. Plus, when I travel, most hotels have free wireless internet and you can look up things and get maps whenever you need. Plus, with my laptop, when I take a lot of pictures I can download them in the hotel room, and have more space on my camera. I love it...
@jchampany (1131)
• United States
12 Apr 07
There are things that I like and dislike about my laptop. It is moveable so that is nice but I don't like the keyboard and mousepad. I know you can buy wireless ones but I don't have the extra cash for that.
• India
12 Mar 07
laptop is an portable device you can carry where ever you want.Its all depends on requirements