Post # 1
Both our computers are old (8+ years) my macbook still works but won’t run a lot of programs, our desktop is slowly dying (and has already had a new harddrive once) – it’s time to get a new computer, one that can run the software I need in order to be able to work from home.
We can’t decide if we should get a new desktop tower or if we should get a laptop. There are pros and cons to each and we just can’t decide.
Post # 2
It really depends on what you need. We have one of each, he has a desktop because he uses high data programs like autocad. I have a laptop as I do not use for as much and I can take it with me to work, school and travel
Post # 3
Depends on your need. I primarily use a desktop because I am a pretty intense gamer, so I would be experiencing a lot of heat issues.
But if you’re primarily web browsers, a laptop should work just fine.
Post # 4
We both have laptops. However, were have a large screen, keyboard and mouse that we can easily connect to either of our laptops. We also have a hard drive that is accessible through our wifi so that we can easily use shared documents. I don’t see us ever buying a desktop.
Also, everyone at work has a laptop that we connect to a docking station that allows us to use multiple screens and our mouse and keyboard. We’re an engineering firm so we use some pretty high data programs (I use AutoCAD Civil3D all day every day) with no issue.
Post # 5
MsGinkgo: Laptop, I know for myself I would never go back to a desktop computer.
Post # 6
I play videogames, so definitely desktop. Fiance needs apple products for his work, so his go to is a Macbook. Think about what you need and go from there. Different strokes for different folks.
Post # 7
theatrejulia: civil 3D is the beast I need for work, along with sketchup and adobe creative suite.
MrsBeck: we have a docking station and monitors that we can connect to. You have no issues with civil overheating your laptop?
Post # 8
I have not had any issues with overheating. I was originally going to suggest the docking station might help (I’m not great with technology) but then I realized I have had no issues when I bring the laptop home and just plug in my extra monitor. They do give different computers based on what programs you use; my department (which uses primarily Civil 3D) has HP Zbook 15 laptops.
Like I said, I’m not great with technology so I don’t know if they chose laptops for us because they are just as good as the desktops out there or if they chose them because we frequently travel between offices and take our laptops home. I just know that my programs run great on my work laptop.
Post # 9
I used to have a desktop a couple years back but don’t anymore & don’t plan on going back to using one either. Love my laptop and it’s about maybe 5-6 years old now & I still use it at times especially when i need it to print something from my wireless hp printer.