Should I buy aLaptop or DesktopComputer? By: Kellie Kameda
Going into the College of Ed it is required to buy alaptop.But aren’t they expensive? And wouldn’t it just bebetter to get a desktop computer where it’s alwaysat home and cheaper?I did some looking to see what’s better a laptop ora desktop. Here’s what I’ve found…
What is a Laptop? A laptop computer is a small mobile computer. You can carry around because it is usually light in weight.
What is a Desktop? A desktop computer is a personal computer. Usually made for desk use at home or in an office.
Difference? Laptop Desktop Small in size Big in size Battery powered Not portable Light weight Heavy in weight Portable entertainment Comes with a tower that system sits on the floor under a desk. Easier to repair
Features Both the laptop and desktop computers have the same features. Checking e-mail Web Surfing Word Processing Playing Music Photo Editing Computer Games DVD Watching
CostBuy Notebook PCs direct from the HP Home & Home Office Store Laptop Computers Desktop Computers HP Pavillion $599.99 Dimension $359 dv6000t series C521 HP Pavillion $674.99 Dimension $449 dv2000t series E521 Compaq $549.99 Dimension $459 Presario V6000z series E520
Who Can Use It? Laptop Desktop Business People Office Users College Students Home Users Students (all ages)
Decision… Getting a laptop or desktop depends on your preference. If you want a computer you can carry around with you so it’s there when needed get a laptop. But if you want just want one for home use and don’t mind not having it 24-7 then get a desktop computer. For me I have no choice I need a laptop. Even if it is a bit more expensive. Although I would rather have a desktop computer, maybe I’ll do fine with a laptop for now and get a desktop later.
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