Notebook Versus Desktop Computers – The Pros and Cons of Both

Notebook Versus Desktop Computers – The Pros and Cons of Both

Notebook Versus Desktop Computers – The Pros and Cons of Both


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Notebook Versus Desktop Computers – The Pros and Cons of Both

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If you are looking for a good comparison between laptops and desktop computers then you have come to the right place. Both desktops and laptops have their own advantages and disadvantages. Each has its own pros and cons, structures, benefits and reasons for use. Let us see which one is better!

One of the biggest pro arguments for laptops is their mobility, portability and compact size. The attraction of being able to compute, surf the web, watch movies, connect with friends and family, work and business as well as the benefits of use in school really make the argument for buying a laptop over a desktop. For traveling business people the laptop is an essential part of their daily life. Desktops are generally big and bulky machines that cannot be taken anywhere. On the other hand, laptops are mobile and can be carried for mobile computing anywhere. This also includes having a mobile Internet connection wherever you go.

The mobility of laptops also has a downside, because for that mobility the actual size of the unit and hence the space to have a variety of features and components is sacrificed. Most lightweight, and ultra portable laptops will have a lot less “power packed attributes” than their desktop counterparts.¬† Now there is also the option of the desktop replacement laptop models, which are full of power packed features and components, but these are much less mobile than the lighter models of notebooks. So, overall, a desktop has a lot more space for all computing features that are accessible to the consumer.

Laptops also require less energy to run than desktops. Their battery power is stronger than the most desktops. PC’s need more energy to run the entire system.

Another argument pro desktop is that many upgrades and add on components can be done at home by even the least techie of users. With laptops this is not so easy, as they are very complex in nature and the components of them cannot be easily dismantled. So, for example, when a part of the desktop goes out, or we want to upgrade memory, or add an optical drive this is fairly easy to do with the desktop models, but not so with laptops, which means costs will be incurred for a tech person.

Notebooks also lack customization and wide configuration of the components. On the other hand, PC’s comes with more expansion slots where we can add or modify new hardware. But when it comes to portability, the notebooks definitely tip the scale and many are using their laptops at home as well, so it does offer the best of both worlds.

Price used to play a big role in consumers deciding the issue of laptop versus desktop, but these days that is much less of a concern. With the enormous competition amongst laptop manufacturers, the development of high-end technologies and the buyer demands laptops have become much more affordable than they used to be. Still, a fully loaded desktop with lots of bell and whistles can cost less than an equivalent laptop, especially one with super power features, such as gaming and entertainment models that have high end processors, lots of RAM and a large hard drives.

In general, both systems have their pros and cons, it really comes down to what you expect from your machine, your needs and the price you are willing to pay.

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