CHANGES IN THE OFFICE: Desktop or Laptop? What do you prefer?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 24, 2010 3:59 PM GMT
    Am considering changes here in my office with regard to the purchase of either new laptop computers or desktop. I might consider a blend. I like the ease of the laptop, but I know my assistants will whine about the change and not having a 19" monitor to view.

    While I'm talking an office situation here, how did you choose your own computer, what do you have and why? It would be interesting to see how many of you even own a desktop,

    The purchase is certainly overdue....

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    Aug 24, 2010 4:07 PM GMT
    I like laptops more, Even though A desktop is faster and offers more options I like the ease of a laptop
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    Aug 24, 2010 4:17 PM GMT
    Asus desktop...built for gaming, but I bought it for its smooth and fast video and photo editing abilities.
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    Aug 24, 2010 4:21 PM GMT
    "Desktop or Laptop? What do you prefer?"

    ...we've done it on both; had to reinforce the desk first.

    Oh wait, what?
  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 24, 2010 4:28 PM GMT
    meninlove said "Desktop or Laptop? What do you prefer?"

    ...we've done it on both; had to reinforce the desk first.

    Oh wait, what?



    I have a great desk and I've done it several times on my desk with the door locked.

    We're talking computers here... LOL
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    Aug 24, 2010 7:33 PM GMT
    I have both. Each with a different purpose.

    Desktop.. expandable and CPU power. I have all 4 hard drive bays filled. It has a TV tuner card, so my desktop is also my DVR and entertainment hub. I also use my desktop to rip/encode DVD's. I also do photo editing, so it's hooked up to a 19" LCD. Hopefully, will be upgrading to a 23" LCD soon.

    Laptop.. portability. This is for on-the-go computing. Smartphones can't do everything. So I picked up an ultraportable 11" laptop. It has the same footprint as an 8x11" sheet of paper, weighs 3 pounds. It does everything I need it to do while I'm away from my desktop.

    I'm not sure what you mean when you say you like the "ease of the laptop". If you guys move around a lot or work outside of the office, then it makes sense to get a laptop. If not, then save a few bucks and make your assistants happy by getting a small form factor desktop and a 21" LCD.

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    Dec 08, 2013 1:33 AM GMT
    Desktop; laptop keyboards suck.
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    Dec 08, 2013 1:36 AM GMT
    I have one desktop that is used mainly for administering my home network and router. My laptop is what I use day to day, though, it's easier to maneuver.
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    Dec 08, 2013 2:57 AM GMT
    Next computer purchase is definitely a laptop, if I need more screen real estate, just connect it to an external monitor via HDMI and use a wireless or wired mouse/keyboard.