If you’re thinking about buying a personal computer, chances are, you’re not 100 percent whether you want a desktop or a laptop. While a laptop definitely does have its uses, overall, the desktop is superior to the laptop. Here are 10 reasons why you choose a desktop over a laptop.
10. Safe from Theft
One disadvantage of desktop computers is that they tend to be big and bulky, at least when compared to any laptop. However, this disadvantage can turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Due to the small size and sleekness of a laptop, it’s obviously much easier to steal a laptop than a desktop computer.
Also, since you never take a desktop computer out into the public, it is much less likely to be stolen than the laptop, which you probably take out into the public often.
9. Less Likely to Break
If you’re an especially clumsy person, a laptop definitely isn’t for you. Just one fall onto a hard service can break your laptop or at least damage it considerably. On the other hand, it is much harder to physically damage a desktop, because it is stationary for the most part.
8. Large Monitors/Displays
Most laptops out there have rather small displays. Laptop displays range from a measly 10 inches to a more acceptable 17 inches. On the other hand, you can buy much larger monitors for desktops. 22 and 23 inch monitors for desktops are definitely not uncommon. A large display will be especially good for those who are farsighted.
7. Gaming and Graphics
Unless you’re willing to dump a whole lot of money on a laptop, gaming and graphics simply aren’t going to be as good on a laptop. In order to improve graphics, one needs to attach graphic cards to the motherboard. Unfortunately, laptops typically cannot support more than two graphic cards, leading to inferior graphics.
6. Easy to Upgrade
Desktops tend to be easier to upgrade than laptops. For example, the size of a motherboard for a desktop doesn’t matter because there is plenty of room in the box, but the size of the motherboard for a laptop must be specific.
5. Better Processors
Since laptops are smaller than desktops, laptops tend to have smaller processors than desktops. This means desktops tend to run much faster than laptops and for longer as well.
Since space is limited in laptops, that means smaller parts have to be used. However, most of the time, the smaller the parts, the lower their performance. There is always enough space for the use of larger but better parts for a desktop, so desktops tend to perform faster than laptops.
3. Power Supply
Unlike the desktop, the laptop runs on a battery. This battery can only be charged up to a certain amount of charges, and then you will need to replace the battery. Laptop batteries tend to cost around $60 to $90, depending on the brand of your laptop, which is a hefty fee.
2. Multiple Displays
Not only can you have a large display for a desktop, but you can have multiple displays as well. As long as you have enough space, you can have two or more monitors, which is perfect for somebody who needs to have a lot of tabs open.
1. USB Ports
One needs USB ports in order to have a USB connected mouse, keyboard, flash drive, headset, webcam and more. While a desktop usually has a least four USB ports, the average laptop only has two.