Desktop computers vs. laptop computers
Written By: Joseph
A relevant question arises in the mind of the first time buyers of computer system i.e., which is a better option; laptop or desktop computers. And surely it is a tough decision to take with age-old trust on desktop computers and rising popularity of the laptops. For this one has to make sure which is the one he needs and knowing the purposes met by both.
From the name one can understand desktops are kept over desks and have a fixed position and since is advisable not to shift its position quite often. The monitor, keyboard, mouse, CPU tower, UPS generally makes a desktop complete. Whereas a laptop is a moveable gadget. It has major inbuilt components facility.
Why use desktop?
Hardware components of a desktop can be assembled, if purchased separately accordingly to own need, financial capacity which is the most is the most finest benefit of desktops. When any part is detected faulty only that part can be easily changed keeping the other parts intact. Motherboards have improved in supporting capacity for advanced PCI, USB, expansion slots, various cards-sound, or video graphics and ports. Cheap up gradation can be done for the hard disk, memory or processor. The screen size is also varied.
Why use laptop?
Portability causes many people to prefer laptop or notebook over desktop as many business people or VIPs need to carry them to their job place. LCD technology provides greater display. The user is not limited to one place owing to the batteries as their inner power resource. Again, no fixed link is needed with the introduction of the cable less mobile broadband service.
Drawing a parallel
It is quite easy to find drawbacks for both laptops and desktops. Laptops don’t offer very many size options (generally 15”-17”), insufficient cooling of the CPU, limited configuration changing choice, experts needed for up gradation or any device related problem etc. Desktops need constant AC power supply, immobility, and use of branded PCs may not be beneficial etc are the many complaints against desktops. So, we can see one’s advantage is the other’s disadvantage and reverse. Thus, instead of pointing fingers at one another it is better to treat both as complementary to each other.