Laptop vs. Desktop: Few Simple Tips To Decide
Buying a computer is not an easy task. With all those tech talks and advertisements you may easily get confused. One such confusion that you may be facing nowadays is- whether to buy a laptop or desktop?
Here are some tips to help you make decision:
A laptop can be slipped in your office luggage or accompany you while traveling.
It gives you the option to check your email, browse web, and work on your spreadsheets or presentations while you are on move. Laptop is all in one unit comprising monitor, keyboard, mouse and CPU.
It has own source of power in the form of rechargeable battery. This frees you from the clutter of chords and gives you more space to work. While a desktop need a fixed, designated space for installation and operation, a laptop can be operated anywhere as long as the battery is charged.
There are laptops with built in wireless adapter. If you have wireless network at your office or home, then you can connect to web without remaining attached to a wall. Features like WiFi, Bluetooth or infrared enables a laptop to communicate with a wireless printer.
Consider usage pattern while selecting between laptop and desktop. If you want to access internet or use it for simple applications like word processing then a laptop may be practical choice. When you are looking to use it for high end gaming or various multimedia applications, a desktop is more viable option.
Laptops are more susceptible to damage than their desktop counterparts. Portability of laptop is also associated with risk of falling or external shocks. Spilling coffee on keyboard of your laptop may be more damaging than in case of desktop.
Desktop computers are easy to upgrade and the tower box of CPU can accommodate latest processor, graphics card, multimedia supporting software and technologies. Such upgrades may not be possible or difficult with a laptop. With increase of features price difference between laptop and desktop widens.
By now, you may have known what is suitable for you. When you are living in a small space, need to avoid clutters of wire and require working on move then laptop is obvious choice. However, if you are on budget or looking for high end multimedia applications, then desktop is more suitable.