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Desktop or Laptop?


#1
Hi All,

Right about 4 months ago my laptop kicked the bucket. I've been borrowing my housemates since then which is also dying (I'm cursed!), so I've got to find myself a new computer.

Thing is, I'm properly skint...............

Desktop or Laptop?

Wondered what people's thoughts are on getting a desktop pc - loss of freedom to work in different places etc?
 

Stationery Direct

Administrator
Staff member
#2
Depends if you need to be able to work all over, if this is the case then you know the answer.

Personally I have both but MUCH prefer my desktop pc, laptops are o.k for short time use but working on one all day every day would be a nightmare.
 
#3
Well I also prefer desktops.

The thing you've got to ask yourself is - will I need to work while out and about?
If the answer is "yes" then you already know what the answer is.

I've just built myself a bit of a monster desktop PC for £475 (amazing what components you can buy for your money these days) and I have as yet been unable to make it miss a beat while multitasking to the highest order :icon_lol:
 
#4
You could have the best of both worlds and buy a laptop along with a monitor/keyboard/mouse. When working in the your normal base you can set the laptop up as if it were a desktop, plugging in even using 2 screens if required but then you can still have the laptop as a portable device, if you wish to do so... hope that makes sense :icon_smile:
 
#6
For working

Desk top for working on, I loathe working on a laptop, it's just not the same.

Both of course is the ideal. Maybe a desktop and a notebook rather than full laptop.

Amanda
 
#7
You could have the best of both worlds and buy a laptop along with a monitor/keyboard/mouse. When working in the your normal base you can set the laptop up as if it were a desktop, plugging in even using 2 screens if required but then you can still have the laptop as a portable device, if you wish to do so... hope that makes sense :icon_smile:
That's exactly what I do. It works very well for me because I do photography as well, but as others have said, if you don't think you're ever going to work on the move, get a desktop - they're that bit quicker and more powerful.
 

Katedesign

Well-Known Member
#9
Desktop - if you need to present work you can print it out or pdf it. Would you really want to work on the move / different places?

Mercy - at last a use for an iPad!!
 
#11
You could have the best of both worlds and buy a laptop along with a monitor/keyboard/mouse. When working in the your normal base you can set the laptop up as if it were a desktop, plugging in even using 2 screens if required but then you can still have the laptop as a portable device, if you wish to do so... hope that makes sense :icon_smile:
Yep this is what I do and it works a treat! :icon_thumbup:
 
#12
OK I've bought myself a new monitor and borrowed a desktop from a friend - feels great! I actually have a place to work, which I think will in turn improve my work and make me a little more professional and more organised!

:)