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    MayRocks
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    Which one do you prefer, a laptop or a desktop? I prefer a laptop, it is wireless, light, and has a wireless internet. You can carry it anywhere around the house, and can take it with you out of the country/state, or on a vacation. Desktops aren't really moveable, are too big for my type, and aren't wireless.


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    Re: Laptop or Computer?

    i prefer a "desktop"

    its comfy, more powerful (in some cases)


    just to let you kno... a laptop is a computer
    Hey there!



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    Re: Laptop or Computer?

    I say have both and you never have to worry about where you are! But then when I'm on vacation, the last thing I want to drag around with me is a laptop.

    Can't be really spur of the moment if you have to worry about where you can put a laptop to keep it safe, other than a hotel safe.



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    Re: Laptop or Computer?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlkBear1
    I say have both and you never have to worry about where you are! But then when I'm on vacation, the last thing I want to drag around with me is a laptop.

    Can't be really spur of the moment if you have to worry about where you can put a laptop to keep it safe, other than a hotel safe.
    I didn't mean it like that, you wouldn't have to drag it around with you. If the hotel I go to has wireless internet, then I would take my laptop, and put it in my hotel room, and then lock the door before I go out. If you lock the door, then how will anybody open it and steal your laptop? Also, if I am on vacation, I wouldn't really use my laptop, but I would probably just go on it late at night when I check back into my hotel room, just to check out what is new and to check on my 3 websites I own.



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    Re: Laptop or Computer?

    Quote Originally Posted by MayRocks
    I didn't mean it like that, you wouldn't have to drag it around with you. If the hotel I go to has wireless internet, then I would take my laptop, and put it in my hotel room, and then lock the door before I go out. If you lock the door, then how will anybody open it and steal your laptop?
    Heheh that's easy, hotel and motel rooms get robbed every day, sometimes using keys or keycard dupes, or just plain old breaking into the rooms. But I see your point. If I wanna log on when on vacation, I tend to lower the risk of losing it, and just use a cyber cafe or one of the hotel's computers (if they have them for guests).

    Now if I could jam all the junk I have in my desktop, into a laptop, I'd be a laptop only kinda guy, if only for the space a laptop doesn't take up.



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    Re: Laptop or Computer?

    I like my laptop better than my desktop. It's more powerful, faster, and has many more features than the DT. Only thing I don't like about it is the fact that it's considered a desktop replacement, and is very heavy. It's a Pavillion zv6000, and it weighs like 8 pounds by itself. Then you throw in the weight of the bag, with all the stuff I carry around in it, plus the AC adapter, the whole thing weighs in at almost 12 pounds. Can be a real shoulder killer, so that's why I don't really take it anywhere if I don't have to....



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    Re: Laptop or Computer?

    It depends on what you need it for. I wouldn't have a laptop on all the time runing a web server. Thats why I need my desktop.



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    Re: Laptop or Computer?

    lol... I thought I changed the title on this thread before... hmm...


    Desktops can be much powerful than lappys, and generally much cheaper. That's the plus side!



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    Re: Laptop or Desktop?

    I prefer my desktop over my laptop any day. Laptops are under powered, over priced, and they over heat. You can't overclock them, and they suck for gaming. And the main reason, there is barely anything that is upgradeable. Desktops are alot faster and they can be overclocked.



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    Re: Laptop or Desktop?

    Quote Originally Posted by comrad
    You can't overclock them, and they suck for gaming. And the main reason, there is barely anything that is upgradeable.
    That's all not true, lol. They can have all of these things upgraded, are good for gaming (but some less so than others), and easy to overclock



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    Re: Laptop or Desktop?

    Quote Originally Posted by robb4248
    and easy to overclock
    Although highly risky. Those things generate a LOT of heat as is. Clock it too high, and you'll smoke the chip right out of it.



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    Re: Laptop or Desktop?

    If you're like me, you'll slather up the processor with thermal grease the day you get it!



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    Re: Laptop or Desktop?

    Quote Originally Posted by comrad
    You can't overclock them, and they suck for gaming. And the main reason, there is barely anything that is upgradeable. Desktops are alot faster and they can be overclocked.
    Yeah, 10 years ago, Most if not all laptops today are using alot of the same hardware as desktops, My laptop is a Fujitsu Siemens, And if ya flip it around and open up the back you can get access to everything, and you can upgrade just about everything. Ram, CD, HD, even the cpu just pops out, CPU does me happy though, running at 3.06Ghz, cant go wrong. And the ram is just usual DDR Ram, so i was able just to just open it up and throw in another 512 stick to bring it to 1GB, As easy to upgrade as my desktop really.

    And a friend of mine got a new Alienware comp for himself and it uses just about all Desktop H/W, even the CD drives, Makes it to bulky though tbh.



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    Re: Laptop or Desktop?

    Quote Originally Posted by robb4248
    If you're like me, you'll slather up the processor with thermal grease the day you get it!
    Yep, gotta love the Arctic Silver...



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    Re: Laptop or Desktop?

    Quote Originally Posted by comrad
    I prefer my desktop over my laptop any day. Laptops are under powered, over priced, and they over heat. You can't overclock them, and they suck for gaming. And the main reason, there is barely anything that is upgradeable. Desktops are alot faster and they can be overclocked.
    I can play CS at full frames, no hardware lag, on my $600 USD Dell notebook. How is it underpowered ? This all depends on what model you buy. Overpriced ? You pay for the convenience of being able to take your computer with you, so no, not overpriced. And overheat ? I don't think so. I bring mine to work EVERDAY, it's on for 9 hours straight, in a non-air conditioned environment.

    I understand you prefer your desktop, but you need to research what you're posting before you post blantantly wrong information



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