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Old 02-05-2006, 12:25 PM   #1
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Which is better and why?
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laptops-because they are mobile
Desktops- they are upgradable and can have more power
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Old 02-05-2006, 12:28 PM   #3
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Desktops have much more raw power available, they're upgradeable, they're less expensive for the same performance... Laptops are mobile, but I think that desktops are more important.
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Well, my laptop is in my sig. It's just as powerful as any desktop PC I've used, but it's slowed down by the 5400rpm HDDs.

It is upgradeable, but nothing like as easy as a desktop. I prefer it, though, easy to carry about with me.
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Old 02-05-2006, 12:48 PM   #5
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laptops-because they are mobile
Desktops- they are upgradable and can have more power
That pretty much sums it up. It's hard for me to vote on this one, but if mobility factor is something I don't need, then Desktop would be far superior.
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Old 02-05-2006, 12:58 PM   #6
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Laptops are designed for college students and business people who travel a lot. It is not intended for a lot of power.

Desktops have more power and can be upgradeable. They can be for gamers, businesses etc.

So really, they have different purposes and cant be compared.
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Old 02-05-2006, 01:06 PM   #7
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yeah, kind of like comparing apples and oranges....they're just different...for different needs.
if you need mobility, obviously a laptop is your only choice.
if you can afford top of the line, then maybe you could use a laptop as a desktop replacement.
if you are on a budget and need to not spend as much, you are going to get a lot more bang for your buck with a desktop.
i would have liked a laptop, but for the money i was spending i got a desktop instead because i could get a better system. however, i didn't really need the mobility factor. and, the easier upgradability is a plus.
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Old 02-05-2006, 01:17 PM   #8
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Desktops pull out more power and gaming flavor, while a laptop, won't do much. A desktop's weakness: portability
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I'm a gamer. I prefer desktops naturally.
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Old 02-05-2006, 03:41 PM   #10
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Well it has to be desktop really because you can upgrade it etc
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laptop, im in college...
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Well a laptop can be very powerful but cannot support SLi, but can support the 7800GTX. OH and the AMD FX-60
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I like the Laptop better cause it is easier to transport and can be taken anywhere. In my situation where i will probably be moving alot i like it it's easier to take with me then a big minitower.

There's an oxymoron (big, minitower)
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Laptop, you can use it anywhere!
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Laptop, you can use it anywhere!

Well yea what can you really do on it without being at a WiFI place or a LAN?
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You can do reports or play games good on long trips. Even if you don't have internet access there is still stuff that can be done.
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What if I have a wireless router at home...being able to surf the web from anywhere in the house is super awesome...agreed?
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i like having a laptop cause i can sit anywhere in the house and go on the net, or do college work, play games, etc...
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I would almost say laptop because they can in fact be built to be almost as good as the majority of gaming PCs but then I realized to get a laptop with those kinds of capabilities costs nearly twice as much as a desktop of the same performance.
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At the risk of repeating many of the comments already posted, a laptop as opposed to a desktop, a desktop as opposed to a laptop, they have their different pluses, and minuses......In an ideal world I would have both, but until laptops become more easily upgradable to keep them more up to date, then the desktop is going to have to win.
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