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Mr. Fox13

Which do you prefer to use, a laptop or desktop?  

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  1. 1. Which do you prefer to use, a laptop or desktop?

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We recently got our computer back from the repair shop (mother board was fried) and since the repair took several weeks. I've gotten used to using this laptop for most of my computing needs. Now I barely even use the desktop anymore. :/ So I was wondering, which do y'all prefer to use: a laptop or desktop?

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I have a laptop, but I prefer a desktop any day.  Too many problems with laptops :D

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Laptop. Mainly cause I hate my mom and she is ALWAYS in the living room which is near where the desktop is. I am happy I saved up for a Laptop with my previous job at Safeway. (Off Topic: The job sucked, Never work there! Or at least not at the one where I worked)

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Desktop's have more power at a cheaper price and since I got 3 computers in my house all over the place I really don't have any need to move from room to room while still using my computer.  Desktop's also made better gaming rigs.  Only good thing laptop's are really for IMHO are if you are traveling a lot (which I personally do) and even then I bring my own keyboard and mouse because I hate using touchpads or smaller keyboards on laptops.

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Laptops are underpowered compared to computers, they are also way more expensive, need more maintenance. However, they are more personal since you keep them around with you all the time, you can have them on the go and they are almost a must for college nowadays. (etc,etc,etc)

I'm a 100% laptop user, because I don't have the money to build myself a good pc, I would love to have a decent powerful pc and leave my laptop for easier and on the go demands, however, nowadays, the gap between laptops and pcs is getting thinner. Still if you don't travel too much or go anywhere else, having a laptop is kinda pointless.

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I used both a laptop and a desktop. My laptop is a Dell Inspiron notebook and my desktop is a Mac OS X. I mostly use my mac for graphic projects and socializing. My laptop hold my music, games and some documents.

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I own a Desktop and a Laptop and a Netbook ( REALLY SMALL Laptop)

I use my desktop for things that require alot of power and time, usualy like Games and video making. Sometimes forums and such but mostly that.

I use my Laptop for less power intensive things like Youtube and forums and just regular browsing... If any gaming its Emulators... This is usually anywhere in the house/yard that is comfortable at the time...

Then there is my life saving netbook. i got it for getting all marks 90% + in Grade 9... Its AWESOME for word processing, MSN and Emulators and even forums.. the only real difference between the netbook and my laptop is the screen size. The laptop is a bit dated so the netbook equals it in power.

I dont really use it for forums because the screen is too small for pictures and such that get posted. Also the keyboard is a little crammed so clicking alot of things and typing is a bit tricky. It is epic for taking notes or writing stories on the go. My netbook is 10 inches wide by 6 inches tall(?) and the screen flips up so its that size... (What ever it is)

Overall, I'd say laptop for anything other than newer games that require a good video card. :P

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I mostly use laptops, I have a samsung R780, qhich for those of you who know laptops im sure u are aware its a pretty powerful one, this allows me to do any gaming and everything else i need (including work) anywhere i happen to be, which, as i move around a lot is pretty much a necessity for me. My only problem with laptops is that they seem to be getting more fragile... My first ever laptop took loads of punishment, i could pretty much throw it around a room and it would still be perfectly intact... This samsung on the other hand is so fragile, ive already had to ahve it replaced once because it fell of a coffee table and landed on a carpet (not impressed), its times like that im glad i insured the sodding thing.

I also have a custom desktop, however due to space limits in my house ( i hoard far too much junk) i actually have nowhere to put it, so its in a box in the corner of the dining room and has never really been used.

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I have a laptop. It's a piece of crap Acer budget PC. Gah, I hate this thing so much. I would much prefer a desktop over a laptop any day.

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There is no doubt that one get a lot more power for a lot less money with a desktop, and I would definatively prefer using one instead of relying on my Compaq 6715b laptop like now.

But see as a laptop was needed for school, and I didn't want or need to flush out on a personal desktop at the side, I've stuck with it so far. Plan to build myself a good desktop when I get back from the army.

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My laptop is mostly the thing I use, but I much prefer a desktop.

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prefur  a desktop but when on the move a laptop does work

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O_o what kinda question is this? lol everyone knows starcraft is best on the desktop
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Currently I'm on a crappy laptop but plan on purchasing a way

better laptop soon enough.

I am a laptop user.

no teh desktopz at allzz??????????????????

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Laptops are rather fragile and prone to getting hotter than desktops, and naturally the price to performance ratio is worse on them. Because I also render video/3D on my machine, that means I need something reliable and not horrendously underpowered, so that's a vote for "desktop" for me. I've had my current one for maybe a little over a couple years, more or less - it's kinda hard to define what my "current" computer is because I almost always upgrade it parts at a time to the point where every part has been swapped several times already. I don't use pre-made brand name computers. XD But a couple years ago-ish was my last major overhaul.

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Laptop, although Desktops may have more memory on the hard drive.

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I really don't care which, I just happen to use a laptop because of needing one for college. My MacBook Pro does pretty good, it can run all episodes of Half Life 2, Portal and Team Fortress 2 at full graphical power with no problem.

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Desktop. Bigger screen

Larger memory

Cheaper

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Hi,

I prefer desktop in any case. I need the high power to run Microsoft Flight Simulator with many many add ons. And it is much cheaper and easier to exchange some parts of the PC if you need more power or have any defects.

I have four desktops here in my room, which are all connected to run the Flight Simulator on four screens with some extra hardware in my "home cockpit":

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Whoa conaly, that is one HARDCORE flight simulator setup :shock::D!

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