Desktop or Laptop?

Desktop or Laptop Poll

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Poll: Desktop or Laptop? (109 member(s) have cast votes)

Which do you prefer, Desktop or Laptop?

  1. Desktop (55 votes [50.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.46%

  2. Laptop (54 votes [49.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 49.54%

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#16 no2pencil  Icon User is offline

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Re: Desktop or Laptop?

Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:56 PM

View PostRodgerB, on 14 Aug, 2008 - 05:40 PM, said:

I do need to start using the desktop though, I'm probably wearing out the laptop's keyboard. :)

That's easily replaced...
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Re: Desktop or Laptop?

Posted 14 August 2008 - 05:58 PM

Desktop.

Give me a full sized ergonomic keyboard and mouse with a full range of motion to wander the desk. Laptops always feel like I'm trying to do a spin kick in a phone booth. I find laptops cramped, uncomfortable, and frustrating to deal with.
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Re: Desktop or Laptop?

Posted 15 August 2008 - 06:03 AM

Always been in favor of desktops but my latest 'puter is a laptop.

The lack in flexibility (disk, cards, repair etc) isn't as critical any more. Most stuff I need is included. Price of laptops with 17" screen (wich gives fulll keyb and numeric keys) is ok by now and I use a second 24" screen on the side and a separate mouse. Flexibility is great. Once in a while I feel like programming (or whatever) by the kitchen table, somtimes in my work room and every now and then I bring it to bed to watch a movie (no not that kind of movie) :)

Power is good enough, I don't play any heavy games. I've lately started to look at laptops with 19" screen... Well, they'll have to wait.

Voted laptop.

/Jens
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Re: Desktop or Laptop?

Posted 15 August 2008 - 06:18 AM

Desktop.
Laptops were invented so you can bring your work home.
As for internet and important things to do on the go is a smartphone is enough, and it's battery and mobility is far superior over any laptop.
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Re: Desktop or Laptop?

Posted 18 August 2008 - 11:10 PM

I voted for the desktop. It is much easier to upgrade hardware on a desktop opposed to a laptop. Memory and hard drives are easy to upgrade on a laptop but replacing a motherboard and/or processor would be a heck of a project. Have you ever taken a laptop apart? It is a pain! Those tiny little screws. :) Anyhow, I think that now days, both are necessary, especially if you are a tech junky. I use both, however now that I just recently rebuit my pc with vista 64 bit, the laptop is getting a little dusty.

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Re: Desktop or Laptop?

Posted 19 August 2008 - 03:49 PM

Several weeks ago I voted laptop because of the portability and because they have become cheaper, more powerful, and more efficient of late. I love my lappy. But, after my experiences of the past week I need ot add a caveat. Laptops are great...so long as you don't want a machine that is easily upgradable. This may be changing, but I've found this to be true with my current lappy (Dell e1705). I used to build all of my machines from components, but I don't have time for that anymore, so I go with pre-builts and upgrade later as I want. That was the plan for the lappy. I easily added an extra gig of RAM about a year ago. That was where "easy" ended.

This past week I attempted to add a larger hard drive by cloning my old image onto a larger one. I discovered the "glitch" that occurs when you try to cone a drive with Dell's hidden MediaDirect partition on it and a 30 minute job became an al-day ordeal. The worst part about it is that, if my laptop had another hard drive bay (like a desktop) I would have solved the problem in a couple of hours.

Next I wanted to upgrade the graphics card and, as I'm sure many of you know, if much time has passed sine you bought your system this is damned near impossible unless you want a refurb or a used card. They don't sell them direct to users! WTF? So if I want one I have to buy it from eBay because, technology rolls on and the card I want is no longer available from my laptop manufacturer.

The final horror of notebook upgrades is disassembly. All that awesome compactness comes at a price. If you want to get at the processor, you're probably going to have to take nearly every removable part off of that b**ch. This is not so much a challenge as a pain in the a$$. Compare this with how easily you can exchange the processor or video card on a normal, desktop machine. Luckily I was at least able to find a new processor. And I consider myself one of the lucky ones. Many laptops have integrated everything, so many upgrades are not possible.

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Re: Desktop or Laptop?

Posted 19 August 2008 - 07:16 PM

Laptop all the way!
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Re: Desktop or Laptop?

Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:51 AM

For most uses, a laptop, but for longterm investment, desktop because I can upgrade/repair everything by myself. When my laptop mobo went, I had to buy a whole new laptop.
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Re: Desktop or Laptop?

Posted 20 August 2008 - 06:00 PM

I voted laptop too, There just as upgradeable as a desktop as long as you buy one that is (or build one). And Intel is producing quad core chips for laptops now, so there not that far behind desktops performance wise.
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Re: Desktop or Laptop?

Posted 27 August 2008 - 10:45 PM

preferably desktop .. durable than laptops
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Re: Desktop or Laptop?

Posted 28 August 2008 - 07:54 AM

Hooray Laptop is Winning!
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Re: Desktop or Laptop?

Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:37 PM

is there a prize?
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Re: Desktop or Laptop?

Posted 28 August 2008 - 04:40 PM

Yes there is, but can you get it. Once you get the prize donate it to the winner(Laptop or Desktop). In this case Laptop's Prize goes to me and Desktop Prize goes to me.

I Sure Hope I Win!
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Re: Desktop or Laptop?

Posted 28 August 2008 - 04:45 PM

I find it much easier and more comfortable to work on a desktop.
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Re: Desktop or Laptop?

Posted 28 August 2008 - 04:59 PM

Let's heat this thread up!

LAPTOPS SUXXX OKTHXBAI

DESKTOP RULZZ
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