It used to be once upon a time that you never had a choice when it came to buying a computer; you just had to go for a large, bulky desktop model. Then the laptop was introduced but was unaffordable to buy for most people. However the laptop sells far more than a desktop today. This can pose a problem when thinking of buying a computer as you do not know which was is better suited for your needs.
Well with that in mind I have written this article to maybe shed some light on which is the best option from these two computers.
A desktop computer may look quite big and bulky but they are also a lot cheaper than a laptop but can often be a lot better performers. If you want to buy a good laptop you will be hard pressed to find one for under $ 500. A good solid desktop computer on the other hand can cost much less than this figure.
If you plan to keep sensitive information on your computer then a desktop would probably be the safest option.
The main reason why I make this statement is that because of the size and weight of a laptop if there was ever a robbery at your house a thief would not think twice about stealing your laptop. If they saw a large desktop computer on the other hand they would ,more than likely leave it as it is far to bulky to be carrying about.
As we have said laptops are smaller and lighter than desktops and as such they are more likely to be moved from place to place. This can inevitably lead to them being dropped or knocked and damaged. The desktop tends to stay in one place so this is less likely to happen.
Another drawback with the laptop computers is that because of their size they often overheat when used continuously. The common desktop computer hardly ever does this and if it does then you must have been on it for a very long time.
It is always safer to buy any computer from a reputable dealer so that you can be sure of the quality of the computer. If you know a little about computers it may even be an option for you to buy the parts separately and build your own computer from scratch.