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Student: Laptop vs Desktop?

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#1 Stocker


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Posted 17 November 2010 - 07:33 PM

I am graduating from high school next year and I'll start my business and go to college at the same time. Should I keep my current desktop and buy a laptop? Or should I just stick to desktop? I don't game anymore and the main purpose of getting a computer will be for my business and school. I've never used a laptop before so I don't know what to choose LOL.

p.s. Are laptops more expensive than desktop? I don't mind the cost but I'm just curious

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#2 the_patriot11


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Posted 17 November 2010 - 08:15 PM

it all depends on how much of a laptop your after honestly, you can find them from the cheap little netbooks at $250 on up. In regards to performance, it is more expensive-you will pay twice as much for a laptop that will perform as well as a good home build computer, but thats to be expected, laptops weren't made to create star wars quality CG they were made to be portable. Me, I loved my laptop in college was a very good investment, and even know find one handy for traveling and the like, so I can surf the web at hotels and watch movies at the in-laws who don't know what the internet is, and even sometimes help me in my computer repair business. Of course, I still have 2 desktops (only one operational at the moment) to handle all my other performance needs. As for what to buy, I normally recomend either HP or Toshiba laptops, with ASUS coming in under them.



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Posted 17 November 2010 - 11:55 PM

There are only two reasons that I would consider a laptop over a desktop. If you need to take it with you, portability becomes an issue. If you don't have room for a desktop, that becomes an issue.

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.





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