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With about same $, shall I buy Desktop or Laptop? Which make more sense?

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  • shingsunchiu Jul 20, 2009

    1. XP or Vista, which come with the computer

    2. some times travel

    3. Spend around $400

    I wonder does desktop has longer life than laptop? If I watch movie from computer from online, which woudl be a better choice? Also downloading movie from online.


  • shingsunchiu Jul 22, 2009

    Very well helped me to make up my mind. Many many thanks.



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Both Desktop and Laptop have their own pros and cons :-
In order to decide which one you shall purchase rests with your requirement and judgement of both the gadgets:-
1. Desktop is always open for future upgradation very cheaply whereas laptop upgradation is always costlier.
2. Let the technology go to the extremes but till now the problem of heat has not been sorted out effectivitely due to which laptops have errors more frequently than desktops, which again consumes your money.
3. After every 2 years you will have to throw away around 70-80 $ on laptop battery cause they detoriate due to fair wear and tear and their performance goes down and you have to change them.
4. Your data can never be lost due to your carelessness while travelling and forgetting your laptop somewhere cause you can't carry your desktop with you.
5. Thats why now Its your judgement to choose the a desktop or a laptop keeping in view the future expenditures and failures alongwith your travelling requirements. Now a days there are many ftp's who offer you to upload your data unlimited so it can also be convinient for you to upload your data from your destop to these ftp's and access them from anywhere in the world without any need to carry your own laptop.
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    Aruna Singh Jul 20, 2009

    1. If you wish to watch movie then desktop is better option in comparison to laptop because you can get much better sound system installed on your desktop.

    2. If you wish to download movies destop is better because you can get a broadband connection on your desktop and whereas with laptop wi-fi connection is more logical which are slower than landline broadbands.

    3. Obviously the life of Desktop is double the life of laptop due to unsorted heating problems in pc components and the size of components.

    4. Moreover, desktop will be more cost effective in longer run.

    5. I'd suggest you go for XP instead of vista as you also might be well familiar with XP rather than vista and the same happens with the IT professionals most of the time you won't be able to get proper drivers for vista and games won't play on vista whereas everything presently is compatible with XP.


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How do you plan to use the computer? Specifically, what applications will you be using?

Also, do you travel often or have need to go back and forth between home and office with your computer with any regularity?

Finally, how much are you planning to spend?

Let me know on the above and then I should be able to give you a much better answer.

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