PC or laptop
Posted October 27, 2011 - 09:23 PM
Can I add a large monitor to a laptop or is that foolish?
I have always had a PC until the one I had last year fried itself. I am interested in various opinions, so please give them to me.
Posted October 27, 2011 - 09:37 PM
If you are doing spreadsheets, word processing, etc. And want portability, the laptop is your only real choice.
Posted October 27, 2011 - 09:54 PM
Posted October 27, 2011 - 10:58 PM
What I tell my clients is this if Portability is very high on there list then a laptop is the way to go but if repairablity or expandibility is more important then the desktop it the better option.
If a power supply, graphics card goes out they can be replaced in a desktop relatively easy, in a laptop you have to take it to a shop and then you have a 50/50 shot at getting it fixed. Also generally speaking it is much easier to expand the desktop resources then it is a laptops.
For me the Apple products are not an option because if anything goes wrong you pretty much have to go back to Apple to get it fix. That ties you to Apple which I do not care for I like options, guess that's why I use Linux (although OS X is a Linux os)
With the new small foot print mice from Logitech & being able to connect a monitor to the laptop it can be pretty much like a desktop at home.
Hope this helps.
Posted October 27, 2011 - 11:47 PM
One thing to think about. If you get a laptop get your self a small piece of peg board to set it on. Heat kills electronic equipment and when a laptop is setting in your lap it is not cooling the way it should. My laptop is always setting on this piece and runs much cooler than when it used to set on my lap.
I honestly think if this one ever crashes I would get another. Spend a few extra bucks and get one with the larger monitor. You'll be glad you did.
Posted October 28, 2011 - 05:36 AM
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Posted October 28, 2011 - 09:04 AM
Buy the desktop for home then take the money you saved a buy a netbook, not a laptop. For general computer use and surfing, the netbooks work great, plus they travel much better than a laptop due to the smaller size.
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Posted October 28, 2011 - 06:28 PM
Posted October 28, 2011 - 08:26 PM
You like big monitors so you can have a desktop with a big monitor.
You can do the same thing with a laptop and have a second (Dual) monitor, Big Monitor as main display and laptop monitor as a second display.
These can be set up to "mirror" or "extend". An "extended" display will allow you to do different things on either monitor.
It is kind of like using 2 puters at the same time with 1 mouse and keyboard.
I use dual monitors on my desktop and it gives you so much more screen space. Love It.
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Posted October 30, 2011 - 05:29 PM
The desktop is fine, but I can do anything with my Toshiba laptop that I can do with the desktop. I have a wireless printer so we can print from any computer with have any where in the house or even out in the backyard.
The netbook is OK to take with you places since it is small but it just lacks the screen size to fully see some pages and its slower.
If I could only have one, I would take the laptop with a wireless printer. The printer I have will will fax, copy and print pictures.
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Posted November 07, 2011 - 09:37 AM