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AdrianKH
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Laptop or Desktop?

What kind of system do you use - is it a laptop or a desktop system? If you have both, which do you prefer?

I prefer my desktop system - it's faster, a lot more powerful and the peripherals (especially the mouse and keyboard) are a lot easier to use!

Share your thoughts!
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Re: Laptop or Desktop?


AdrianKH wrote:
What kind of system do you use - is it a laptop or a desktop system? If you have both, which do you prefer?

I prefer my desktop system - it's faster, a lot more powerful and the peripherals (especially the mouse and keyboard) are a lot easier to use!

Share your thoughts!




I prefer a laptop. It takes up a lot less room and I use it more than my desktop. I just got a full keyboard, 17" screen laptop that will give me everything that my desktop gives me and it is wireless and very portable, though my laptop usually stays put since I don't travel with it. This solves the major problems I had with a laptop and that was the smaller keyboard (which I tended to make more typing errors on) and the lack of a separate numeric pad. The only thing I dislike about the laptop is the mouse allowance area which makes it a bit harder to reach the keyboard. I compensate by having my keyboard low and tilted. I use a wireless mouse.
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Anchutka
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Re: Laptop or Desktop?

I prefer both. Sometimes it is nice to lock myself in the computer room (we keep it cold, so it is better in summer), but sometimes I want to spend time in a chair or in the bed with the laptop. Mine is pretty fast.
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Re: Laptop or Desktop?

I like the portability of laptops, but really only like doing common types of things on the laptop. When it comes to graphics or video work I much prefer the desktop.

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Re: Laptop or Desktop?

I like to keep it mobile. I've got an iBook G4 1.33GHz w/ 1.5GB RAM and a 100GB hdd. It only has a combo drive but through certain outfits you can upgrade a 12" iBook combo drive to a Super Drive (DVD Burner).

I like being able to move around with my info still with me. I use my desktop for gaming and to let family members use it and for my mom to use Skype to call relatives.

I like being able to run off a battery, and be able to surf at coffee shops & bookstores like B&N. It's just too bad B&N charges for it's WiFi, but most bookstores do. Only a few places like Hastings, Grounds for Coffee, and Burger King offer free wifi locally. Oh, and my University does too.

Anyhow - with the power these laptops are packing these days, there seems to be less reason to buy a desktop other than for more storage and bigger muscles for games. Even then, laptops have nVidia 8600GT video cards with up to 256MB vram so some laptops can even play UT3 and Call of Duty 4.

Another thing about laptops, say you're in a natural disaster - with a laptop you can probably find time to grab it. Say, if there's a fire like in San Diego, and AT&T provides free WiFi. You can keep in contact with friends/relatives and keep updated and even contact insurance companies, etc.
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