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Laptop vs. Desktop: Where Do You Sit?


I haven't purchased a desktop in the past ten years. Considering how much I love to travel and the type of work I do I can't imagine having to sit in the same place every time I use the computer. Still, I completely understand that some people need the added memory and "power" of a desktop. That being said, the popularity of wireless Internet, docking stations and affordable laptops have made this a very portable world. Think I'm kidding? According to a recent Los Angeles Times article, "In the contest between PCs and laptops, an open-and-shut case," last year, for the first time, American consumers bought more of them than desktops. Sixteen of the twenty bestselling PCs on Amazon.com this holiday season were laptops. So where do you sit?

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KiwiLu KiwiLu 9 years
Desktop but i am dying to get a MacBook.
extrafine extrafine 9 years
Laptop during the week when am at the university and desktop at the weekend, when am home.
hazelprincesse hazelprincesse 9 years
I have both a laptop and a desktop that I use at home. I also use my laptop for school to take notes and such.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
i have a laptop at home and a desktop at work, but i actually do prefer a desktop b/c of the whole memory capabilities. but i know that for school i do prefer the portability of a laptop. so i guess i really need like three computers. desktop for work, desktop for home, and laptop for school. boy i wish i had the money for all three.
LoLa-The-Great LoLa-The-Great 9 years
I'm rockin a Toshiba Satellite P105-S6084... :D Couldn't imagine a life without a laptop anymore...
mollydiane mollydiane 9 years
Laptop and desktop at work (which is completely unnecessary,) desktop at home that has tons of memory and holds pictures and mp3s and the like. I have a laptop and my husband has a laptop.
myplanetvenus myplanetvenus 9 years
I luuuurve my laptop (even if it its ghetto-old and the casing is falling apart) for managing my day-to-day stuff like my finances, internet (out in the boondocks, nothing but dialup no-thank-you) and for travel. But I also could not live without my desktop, which I can upgrade as needed instead of buying new and also allows me to indulge in my SIMS obsession.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
laptop! i had an imac for 8 months in 2006 but haven't had a desktop computer apart from that since 2001 when i got my first mac. :)
IlovemyGeek IlovemyGeek 9 years
desktop at work. At home I have a desktop PC (for gaming), a mac mini, a Macbook Santa Rosa, and a retro iBook Clamshell.
Dollylo Dollylo 9 years
I use a desktop because of the memory! ;) I use to have a laptop but I don't find it confortable so I gave it to my parents! ;) I only use it when I travel! ;)
Carri Carri 9 years
Desktop at work, desktop and laptop at home. I do like to sit on the couch with my laptop though!
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 9 years
I have a desktop at work and a desktop and laptop at home. I find myself using the laptop more because of the convenience.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I think both are cool and obviously love the portable aspect of a Laptop but I have had too many bad experiences with laptops to choose it over a PC.... my desktop has been nothing but wonderful and hasn't crashed or given me the blue screen of death so I love it lol.
frogribbit frogribbit 9 years
I use my laptop as a desktop by using a replicator. That way I can use a full monitor, keyboard & mouse but can also pack just the laptop for travel.
pixelsugar pixelsugar 9 years
I have an ancient PC at work, an ancient G5 at home, and a PC laptop at home. I'll soon be adding a MacBook Pro to my home list. I think using a desktop at work is nice, I definitely never find myself tempted to bring work home with me this way. However, I do stay late to finish things sometimes. I guess both desktops/laptops have pros and cons.
Choco1337 Choco1337 9 years
I love my laptop and I would never use anything else for day-to-day computer use. However I kind of want to get a desktop so I can play games..
MsMO MsMO 9 years
I love both in different ways. Don't make me choose.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I have a desktop at work (well two hehe, they spolied me) and then I have a laptop at home and for school :)
Three-Eyed-Fish Three-Eyed-Fish 9 years
Laptop for traveling, video watching, and regular internet surfing while the desktop is just for gaming and typing reports since it always stays at the desk.
Adrianne Adrianne 9 years
I use a Mac at school and my Toshiba laptop at home. I seriously want a MacBook tho!
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
I agree that laptops are the best for a college student. I have only seen one student with a desktop computer in their dorm room since school started in September. It's nice to have the desktop computer when I come home though, because its much more comfortable to type. I love my laptop though, and I use it all the time lately, even at home. There are some really nice desktops coming out lately, like the One computer that's an all-in-one machine and its very sleek and well-designed. Both have their place, and I hope desktops don't disappear.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
Back when I worked in advertising I had a desktop as you really need the extra horsepower if you are doing serious Photoshop and layout work. Once I started fixing computers I went to a laptop. I really don't think I could ever go back. The convenience of having all my stuff no matter where I am in the house. Having internet in bed, on the couch, in the kitchen or even out in the back yard is amazing. We have a Quad Mac Pro with a 30" display in the house and I rarely touch it. I love my MacBook Pro!! 
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 9 years
I have a laptop and being a college student it is the better choice. Especially since i will be commuting into chicago next spring for college!!! I've had Desktops before..i prefer laptops but Desktops are great too
almostloli almostloli 9 years
laptop laptop! it got a 'personal' feeling with it.. haha
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