Many have desktops in their homes and offices, and when they shop for a new system, they often only think desktop PC, instead of considering other options. Some can afford to have both a desktop at home and a laptop for mobile computing. But for many this is not an attainable and they have to choose one or the other.
Advances in technology have made laptops much more functional, user-friendly and more powerful than their ancestors. In fact, here are some reasons why a laptop maybe a better alternative than a desktop.
One of the greatest reasons for buying a laptop is the mobility and portability that they provide. A laptop, unlike a desktop can travel anywhere, and provide all types of computer functions anywhere and anytime. Unlike desktop, laptops are wireless, and allow for wireless Internet connections and email functions.
Also, laptops are versatile as they can serve both functions, both home and mobile use. Also, they can be hooked up to the same peripherals as are used for desktops, such as printers, scanners and regular mice for use at home. Laptops can sit at a desk and are powerful enough to serve as replacements for desktops and provide as much, if not more computing power as desktops.
2. Better Displays
For many the argument pro desktop is the monitor, as far as size and quality. But, in reality todays laptops have bigger and more quality screens, up to 17-inch LCD wide screens with high-def resolution.
3. Todays Laptops Weigh Less
Another argument for laptops versus desktops is the new laptops are being made, lighter without sacrificing, power, features and performance. The Apple MacBook is slightly over an inch thick and the Toshiba Protege weighs in at only four pounds. Fujitsu also makes ultra light convertibles that weigh in at only a pound and half.
4. Better Computing and Battery Power
Many may argue that desktops are more powerful than laptops, but in todays high tech world, that is no longer true. They carry some of the top processors, such as Intel Core 2 Duo, superior large storage hard drives and lots of RAM memory, as much as 4GB in some models with upgrades available. They also have a wide range of optical drives, such as Blu Ray for high-def and DVD, and other high-end features critical for entertainment, such as for gaming and video.
And, with new advances in technology battery power has improved as well with some laptops having as much as 7-8 hours of life on a full charge.