It’s so hard to choose between a desktop and a Laptop; laptops offer a portable option, lightweight and quick to start up whereas a desktop is often far more powerful and quicker once it’s started.
We’ve decided to look at the pros and cons of both this week to help you decide for yourself.
What are you using it for?
IF you’re someone who’s always working on the go, there’s no question a laptop will be the right answer for you. However, if you’re someone who is almost always at a desk, it’s worth considering why a desktop might be more appropriate.
Over recent years laptops have become lighter, smaller and more powerful making the competition between the two much tougher.
A desktop is powered directly from the mains, with no backup battery. With more power from a reliable source, comes the ability to run bigger and better components. People who enjoy gaming and using programs like Photoshop, generally prefer a desktop as they require more from the device than a laptop can efficiently handle.
While a laptop is perfect for travelling, a desktop has the advantage of taking up as much space as it needs to. Generally, a desktop will utilise the additional room for larger components which require fans and airflow to keep your computer cool.
Laptop’s come with a screen included, unfortunately, desktops don’t usually unless you find a great deal (or an all-in-one PC). If you’re a fan of a big screen, a desktop is definitely the way to go as you can pick and choose a monitor size and spec to suit you.
Price is a huge consideration, you can get a lot more for your money with a desktop PC; you can also upgrade single components which you cant do as easily with a laptop. A laptop often compromises on it’s components due to the size requirements; if you look for a comparable desktop often the price will be considerably less or the components considerably better.
So if you’re not reliant on your device being portable, why not consider using a desktop in the future, you might get more for your money?
If you’ve made the jump from a desktop to a laptop, you can find out how much you can sell your old neglected PC for at www.cashinyourgadgets.co.uk