Laptop vs Desktop - which one is right for you?
The development of laptops revolutionised the way we use technology. No longer tied to the desktop PC and thanks to the invention of Wi-Fi, we now
have the ability to surf the Internet wherever we roam, the tethers of cords and plugs no longer a problem. While there is still a place for the desktop
PC, does the advent of more powerful, faster and more feature-rich laptops make the old â€˜box under the desk' redundant?
Logistics, logins and leads
A laptop is great - you can wander around the house and even work in the garden if the mood takes you. But a laptop is only good as long as the
battery has some life in it. Once that â€˜low battery' symbol starts to flash, you're back to leads and cables to juice up your hardware. With a desktop,
the power's constant, you don't have to worry about a low battery suddenly wiping out six hours worth of work (if you haven't got into the habit of hitting
â€˜save' regularly, that can send you into a snarling rage) and unless you suffer from powercuts on a regular basis, nothing should interrupt you as
you work at your desk.
Laptops take up much less space than a desktop PC. Because a laptop is a self-contained unit, there's no CPU, monitor, keyboard, mouse and all the
paraphernalia that goes into connecting the various components into one, working PC. While this may seem to be much more convenient, the extra
space that a tower unit has inside its outer casing means that desktop PCs can be upgraded, added to and â€˜pimped' up - particularly useful if you're
a serious gamer, want to add some memory or are into high-tech gadgetry. The companies also take this into account, and most of the real cutting
edge technology such as new processors, liquid-cooled chips and high-resolution graphics boards are designed for desktop PCs rather than laptops.
Price - you get what you pay for
Unless you're seriously into upgrading, a desktop PC is still cheaper than a laptop. And with so many people opting for the laptop, there are plenty of