Need a new home computer – Desktop or Laptop?

posted 3 years ago in Entertainment
  • poll: Should we get a desktop or a laptop?
    Desktop : (2 votes)
    9 %
    Laptop : (20 votes)
    91 %
  • Post # 2
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    9539 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    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
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    9102 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    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
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    7377 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
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    6870 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    MsGinkgo:  Laptop, I know for myself I would never go back to a desktop computer. 

    Post # 6
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    1688 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    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 # 8
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    7377 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
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    530 posts
    Busy bee

    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. 

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