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I have no computer/laptop at the moment - Should I buy me a laptop or a desktop-computer?

 
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I have no computer/laptop at the moment - Should I buy me a laptop or a desktop-computer?
I have no computer and no laptop so I ask myself what I should get. What is better? Notebook is mobile, but a computer can get upgraded. A laptop is more expansive while a better computer costs half the price of a weaker notebook.
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09/25/2013 05:18 PM
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Re: I have no computer/laptop at the moment - Should I buy me a laptop or a desktop-computer?
Depends. Does the coffee shop get irritable when you bring a desktop to steal their wifi?
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09/25/2013 05:26 PM
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Re: I have no computer/laptop at the moment - Should I buy me a laptop or a desktop-computer?
desktops are cheaper and seem to last a lot longer. Im not so sure they are very upgradable anymore the custom cases kind of went by the way side unless you order one specifically that you can upgrade or build your own. which is probably a good idea. if you think you can upgrade it, then you can build it.

laptops are cheap enough, you can buy one on ebay. But they don't seem to last long.i kill at least one every year or two.
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09/25/2013 06:04 PM
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Re: I have no computer/laptop at the moment - Should I buy me a laptop or a desktop-computer?
I have no computer and no laptop so I ask myself what I should get. What is better? Notebook is mobile, but a computer can get upgraded. A laptop is more expansive while a better computer costs half the price of a weaker notebook.
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A desk top baby!! The laptops are going extinct FACT! Plus like you said you can upgrade, it is stationary(less chance of breaking being dropped, lost or stolen) Plus if you need the mobility buy a cheap one at Xmas time
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Re: I have no computer/laptop at the moment - Should I buy me a laptop or a desktop-computer?
Both

I have a decent desktop, but also a cheap netbook.

Desktop at home, netbook while I'm out or away from home.
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09/25/2013 06:08 PM
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Re: I have no computer/laptop at the moment - Should I buy me a laptop or a desktop-computer?
Desktop all the way and build it correctly yourself.
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Re: I have no computer/laptop at the moment - Should I buy me a laptop or a desktop-computer?
Could get a nice desktop and one of those cheap little horrific netbooks for travel.
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Re: I have no computer/laptop at the moment - Should I buy me a laptop or a desktop-computer?
Desktops always have more raw power. So I always use it for the majority of Computing tasks.


Unless iam mobile, then I use a Tablet.
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09/25/2013 06:23 PM
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Re: I have no computer/laptop at the moment - Should I buy me a laptop or a desktop-computer?
depends on how much you want to spend and how you will use it.
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09/25/2013 06:23 PM
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Re: I have no computer/laptop at the moment - Should I buy me a laptop or a desktop-computer?
MacBook Pro.

Get what you want.

Get what you deserve!
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09/25/2013 06:24 PM
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Re: I have no computer/laptop at the moment - Should I buy me a laptop or a desktop-computer?
Desktops always have more raw power. So I always use it for the majority of Computing tasks.


Unless iam mobile, then I use a Tablet.
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i actually use tablets more than anything...
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Re: I have no computer/laptop at the moment - Should I buy me a laptop or a desktop-computer?
Desktops always have more raw power. So I always use it for the majority of Computing tasks.


Unless iam mobile, then I use a Tablet.
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i actually use tablets more than anything...
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Todays tablets are as strong as a PC I had 3 years ago.

But my Gaming Desktop is still stronger then the current tablets.
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09/25/2013 06:34 PM
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Re: I have no computer/laptop at the moment - Should I buy me a laptop or a desktop-computer?
I've got laptops and desktop computers but the best computer I've EVER owned is my Mac Mini! Outperforms my Mac Book Pro and DIY desktop, yet it is half the price and its still portable whenever you need it to be. Just plug it into any TV if you don't have a monitor around :) It's super fast and totally silent, best value for money!
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09/25/2013 06:51 PM
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Re: I have no computer/laptop at the moment - Should I buy me a laptop or a desktop-computer?
Desktop all the way and build it correctly yourself.
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+1
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09/25/2013 07:23 PM
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Desktop all the way and build it correctly yourself.
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09/25/2013 08:29 PM
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Re: I have no computer/laptop at the moment - Should I buy me a laptop or a desktop-computer?
depends on your budget really. if you are under 1k and just want to be online get a craptop. if you are over 1k custom build a desk beast with a badass very new mobo so you can keep upgrading it for the next 5 years. if you are over 2k get a new msi laptop and it will stay relevant and beastly for at least 3-5 years, the new breeds at msi are amazing. option 2 may not be for everyone since most are scared of tech and hardware installation but i assure you with 1 hour of youtube videos you can do it, its like putting together a futon.
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09/25/2013 08:46 PM
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Re: I have no computer/laptop at the moment - Should I buy me a laptop or a desktop-computer?
Unless you are into gaming, then I would buy an older laptop. It will do everything you want to do with a computer and is mobile. You don't need the latest greatest tech, that's is all rather silly.

The only problem with buying an older unit is how was is taken care of and replacement parts. Many of the keyboards are very dirty. If handy, then you can easily just clean it with air that you buy in a can, or if very handy can disassemble any sticking keys.

The most likely failure in an old laptop is the battery. They are expensive. The charging units can fair from overheating which is mostly caused by constantly charging the battery when not necessary.

If anything, the newer operating systems are even more prone to privacy issues.

I can't believe all of the people wasting their money on shiny toys. A newer computer that has the prettiest screen is rarely needed.

Having a computer that works without a cord and power is very helpful for things like watching a youtube video to disassemble something in the garage, or making a meal in the kitchen, or relaxing in the garden and getting some sun and checking on emails.

One can buy a lot cheaper desktop though. Even then, why in the world do you need the latest ones?

It is certainly true that you could have expensive motherboard issues. So far, and I've had computers for decades, I've had very few computer issues with broken parts.

I once had a very stable Windows NT computer that would do practically anything and was venerable and completely free of hardware/software issues because I did all of the patching of the software. Frankly I wish I still had that but I gave it away.

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