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    Re: Laptop vs Desktop

    laptop are better than Desktop in terms of Power Consumption.

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    Re: Laptop vs Desktop

    I suppose with a PC aswell you have to factor in the electricity costs if you're using a big 1080p TV or the likes.

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    Re: Laptop vs Desktop

    Laptops consume less space ans easily portable. But we can't deny the fact that laptops are more costly than desktop and more difficult to operate and maintain as compared to the desktop.
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    Re: Laptop vs Desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by SOOMRO View Post
    laptop are better than Desktop in terms of Power Consumption.
    Well only due to using lower power (and thus lower performing) components. You could easily make a highly efficient desktop, it just wouldn't be as fast as a regular desktop. Although even the low power stuff is plenty for the average user.

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    Re: Laptop vs Desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by houstonaccess View Post
    I don't think so that a PC can save more electricity as compare to laptops. Even laptops has many benefits as compare to PCs like battery and portability. So my vote is going with laptops.
    What is the average time you can keep a laptop these day , before starting to lose a profit ?

    The Lenovo Z580 which is within my budget ( mainly for gaming ) is already 7 / 8 months old .

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    Re: Laptop vs Desktop

    Laptop = Portabilitt bur less performance than desktop
    Destop = More Performance Than Laptop But Not Portable

    I love destop.

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    Re: Laptop vs Desktop

    Desktop. Can have 3 SATA hard drives, silent (as in 100% fanless), faster expandable, flexible, upgradable. Not paying for an annoyingly small screen at a bad position and a rubbish fiddly keyboard at a bad angle with no numeric keypad.

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    Re: Laptop vs Desktop

    It really depends on your needs.

    I've always been a strong supporter of desktops (and I still am) but I bought my first 'gaming' laptop last week since I'm wanting to go to several LANs throughout the year, and getting a laptop + train tickets was far cheaper than buying a car and taking my desktop.
    The laptop has enough power to do what I want, and the fact it has a smaller screen etc doesn't bother me too much since I'll only be using it for a couple of weekends thoughout the year (in theory).

    There is no out and out 'best' choice, really depends on how you'll use it, why you want it etc.

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    Re: Laptop vs Desktop

    As someone who's had a laptop for 2 years and is buying a desktop this weekend, if you're a power user the laptop does get very limitign very fast.


    Desktop and a netbook/tablet is the best combination I'd say

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    Re: Laptop vs Desktop

    I think the ideal is both if possible. I have a tablet in mix as well just to cover portability.

    One thing about laptops that hardly ever gets thought about is posture and ergonomics. At least with a desktop it has a designated area with its own chair (space permitted).

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    Re: Laptop vs Desktop

    As always, horses for courses. Desktop is able to do major works without great effort and as wasabi said - can have multiple hard drives, screens and many varied simultaneous connections. A laptop is light and fast and I can carry it around vrtually anywhere. Tablet/ipad/netbook/smartphone - fantastically portable, great for browsing and communicating and some tasks but................

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    Re: Laptop vs Desktop

    decent spec laptop and a big screen to hook it up to gives me the best of both worlds.

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    Re: Laptop vs Desktop

    +1 for laptop here as well. I have used PC for so long and i find that I love the portability of a laptop - If I want to use it with my monitors, I just plug them into it. I use my PC mainly for backup, and as a file server now. You will save a little on your electric bill, but not anything too noticeable.

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    Re: Laptop vs Desktop

    Plus you can take your laptop when you go out and charge it up at your friend's houses

    I used to have a HP DV5 (actually still have it, but the BIOS chip melted). From the amount of heat that thing kicked out, I'd be forgiven for expecting regular brown-outs in my village when I was using it.

    I prefer the ergonomics of a desktop (decent and adjustable screen height, good keyboards where my elbows don't touch and an actual mouse). If you can find a good low energy monitor (surely they make those?), why not get a dock and have the best of both worlds?

    At work I use a laptop, but dock it up to big screens and keyboard when I'm in the office. Couldn't tell the difference apart from the battery icon in the notification bar.

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    Re: Laptop vs Desktop

    I have just returned my Lenovo Ideapad y500 to build a desktop pc. the lifespan and performance compared to price is ridiculously better.

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