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#1 sharpie

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 07:01 AM

why do they make desktops so big and bulky when a 4 pound laptop can be more powerful?

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 08:03 AM

Not really sure but I've never seen a laptop with nine USBs, two optical drives, two harddrives, easily upgradable ram and video cards, floppy drive, and no cooling issues.

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 08:34 AM

Different tools for different jobs. The "desktop" replacement laptop is a relative newcomer. Personally, I probably will always have a desktop (as well as a laptop) regardless of how powerful laptops get.
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 08:37 AM

why do they make desktops so big and bulky when a 4 pound laptop can be more powerful?


Because Desktops can be easily accessible to work on,and major changes can be made,whereas Laptops,Netbooks have severe restrictions, because of space.


Besides the average Joe wouldn't have a clue how to access Laptops.

Laptops need specialized Techies to make changes,and are normally less powerful than Desktops.















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Posted 22 May 2010 - 09:00 AM

Laptops need specialized Techies to make changes,and are normally less powerful than Desktops.


Now I would not say that the manufacturers are really trying to make it so that at least consumers are able to access things like ram and hard drives with things like access doors and small panels. :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 10:48 AM

Try installing a RAID array in a 4 pound laptop. :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 04:34 PM

Or a decent heatsink/fan: :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 08:18 PM

and dont forget about those really cool fan and case lights

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 02:02 AM

I will admit Laptops are very handy. :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 06:24 AM

DSTM

Slightly off topic, I guess.
It's quicker on a laptop.
It took 11 mins to do it with a desktop:

http://www.phys.ncku.edu.tw/~htsu/humor/fry_egg.html

Unless you're just handy with Photoshop!

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 07:28 AM

DSTM

Slightly off topic, I guess.
It's quicker on a laptop.
It took 11 mins to do it with a desktop:

http://www.phys.ncku.edu.tw/~htsu/humor/fry_egg.html

Unless you're just handy with Photoshop!

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 07:52 AM

OK, thanks, DSTM, it's impressive and unobtrusive, I like it. :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 09:12 AM

DSTM

Slightly off topic, I guess.
It's quicker on a laptop.
It took 11 mins to do it with a desktop:

http://www.phys.ncku.edu.tw/~htsu/humor/fry_egg.html

Unless you're just handy with Photoshop!

btw, how did you create your cool avatar, or is it a closely guarded secret?


Nice one! haha that is awesome. :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 06:24 AM

Desktops with the same parts will always be cheaper. Takes a lot of R&D to get all the parts in a desktop, into a laptop form factor. If you've ever opened a laptop, you'll see it's just insane how they managed to fit all of it in there. So, desktops are cheaper because you can have big stuff and don't have to research small-ization. Also, I think they'll always be more powerful because unless you're on a strictly made gaming laptop, it'll always have some measure of power-saving. And, I've never seen a laptop come with an ergonomic keyboard and mouse.
In short, desktops are excellent at not moving.
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