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Laptop vs Desktop Pros and Cons

Laptop vs Desktop Pros and Cons

In this article, I will explain in detail about the pros and cons for both laptops and desktops computer. I have added a detailed comparison chart for both. My personal choice is a laptop computer as it has all the features that come with the desktop and it is portable. You can carry your laptop anywhere with you. Right now I am sitting at Bangkok airport and posting this article.

This article is sent by a friend and she has covered all the details necessary for us to know about Laptop vs Desktop Pros and Cons.

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Laptop vs Desktop Pros and Cons

Thank God! I have passed the final term of my college now I am in University. I have passed my examination with very good marks. Now I want my reward from my parents and it must be a laptop as i need it for my studies.

Although I have a desktop computer at my home as I have gone in higher education,  I need a laptop now but my parents are not willing for this.

As they think that iI i have a desktop computer at home then why should I go for a laptop as it will create an extra burden o their budget. Aghhh! Now I have to convince them but it is not a tough job as I know its benefits over desktop very well and I will explain them. 

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Comparison Chart for Laptop vs Desktop

I will share all the details here that I told them and I am adding a dedicated comparison chart that will explain in details about Laptop vs Desktop Pros and Cons.

Laptop Desktop
laptops can cope up with the power failure easily and can work without electric supply for a long time. Whereas Desktop computers are unable to work in the absence of electric supply if not connected to inverters or other secondary means of power generation.
laptops are light weight devices and handling is easy as they are portable and can be taken any where you want. Whereas desktop computers are heavy weight and there movement is very hard and take alot of space.
laptops are available in very smart user friendly shapes and its screen. Whereas the desktop computers are not available in user friendly sizes the variation is available in just size and shape of C.P. U and inches of screen.
laptops are available with multiple ports and you can work with many storage devices. Desktops have a limited number of ports.
Laptops are available with HMDI ports Desktop does not have HMDI ports
you can use wifi on laptops Wifi cannot be used  on the desktop.
Laptops saved me from the panic attacks of data losing. Whenever my computer shuts down my data if it was not on autosaved it will be vanished and i feel devastated.


Is easy for eyes to use laptops as it screen does not put stress on eyes. It is not easy for eyes to get the stress of that much wide screen.
New laptops are empowered with Bluetooth devices Desktops doesn’t have this facility.                                              
some laptops are available with detachable screens and can be  used as a tablet. This facility is not available with desktop computers.
Laptops are highly portable and it is highly easy to use it any time and any where you want.


Desktops are not portable.
Working and surfing on the internet is easy if you have a laptop. It is not that much easy on the desktop computers.
One of the most important thing is that its is my personal  choice to use latops I don’t want to use the desktop computers.
we can connect multimedia projectors with laptops and can give multimedia presentations. It is not possible with desktop computers.
It is easy to read email anywhere with the help of a laptop Whereas desktop can not be used everywhere.
The assembling of the laptop is quite comfortable. The assembling of desktop computers is harder
There are very few wires attached with a laptop Whereas alot of wires are connected with desktops
The looks of laptops are more sophisticated i must say Desktop computers do not look much sophisticated.
You can do multi tasking on laptops as you can do a lot of things on a laptop at one time. Desktop computers does not allow the freedom of multi tasking.
Resale valuof laptops is very good Resale value of desktop computers is very poor
Laptops are available at different packages even on instalments. The monetary packages and instalments facility is not available for desktop computers
Laptops are cause very less amount of e-waste as it is available in all in one pack so wastage of energy and paper is less. Desktop computers are a source for a lot of energy waste  in form of paper and other  materials.
Laptops are a source of much more energy saving. A desktop is not energy saving machine, in fact it uses twice as compared to a laptop or even more.
It is one of the most important benefit of laptop that it has maintained the privacy of its user. Desktop computers does not care about the privacy as it security system is very poor.
It has internal speakers. It has large sized wire tangled speakers around it.
It is very useful for marketing purposes as the availability and advertisement are at hand of the personnel Marketing is next to impossible on desktop computers
The software of mobiles can easily be downloaded on it It is unable to download the software and apps of mobile.
Laptops have built in webcams  and video chatting is easy on laptops. Computers are unable to have the availability of web cams.
Laptops allow the students to watch educational videos and tutorials without any hustle Watching videos on desktop computers is a tough job.
Laptops help to communicate with the friends and family members at very low expense and easily Desktop computers has made it tough as usage of Ethernet for the purpose
Your laptop is like a library and a bunch of references with you all the time. Desktop computers are not available with you as a source of information and reference
Laptops encourage the students to get the close view of technology Desktop computers  does not allow it.
You can store your pictures on laptops and can easily watch them any where you want You can store pictures on the desktop computers but they are not available to you all the time.


As with the comparison above the laptop obviously wins over the desktop computer as it is new technology and  always the new technology is better and user friendly.

Laptops are comfortable and create an easy access to our work always attracts the user and customer. It is very good that my parents got convinced and buy me a laptop that not only enhance my intellectual level but also my apprehension towards the new worlds of knowledge.

This is definitely helpful for me and will help me out in achieving good GPA in my college and my parents will one day be happy for their decision  of buying me a laptop.

So, I hope I have cleared all details about today’s topic that is, Laptop vs Desktop Pros and Cons.

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