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desktop vs. laptop???????
« on: December 29, 2009, 07:14:54 PM »
My Toshiba laptop is almost dead (keeps on suddenly turning off and is very slow). I am looking to replace it. I basically use it only in the house, so should I just get a desktop? Is that cheaper? Is there reason to go for a laptop over a desktop?


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Re: desktop vs. laptop???????
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009, 08:48:39 PM »
Desktops are usually cheaper, but laptops are portable.  Only you can decide which one is better for you!
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Re: desktop vs. laptop???????
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009, 08:43:07 AM »
Desktops are easier to work with.

Desktops usually last longer.

Desktops allow up/downgrading of hardware according to your needs.

IMHO laptops that have more than 15 inch screens are not really portable anymore.

If buying a laptop, make sure that it has at least 6 cells batteries (buying a spare one can be very useful)

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Re: desktop vs. laptop???????
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009, 07:46:53 PM »
Thanks Dan and Superflyer.

I think I am leaning towards desktop.

If my needs are pretty basic is there anything in particular I should be looking for in a desktop?

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Re: desktop vs. laptop???????
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009, 09:20:45 PM »
Dan had this one up on the deals
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Re: desktop vs. laptop???????
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2022, 01:04:18 PM »
Dan had this one up on the deals
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/6151
that ones not so good. theres alot better stuff out there for cheaper.

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Re: desktop vs. laptop???????
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2022, 05:22:58 PM »
that ones not so good. theres alot better stuff out there for cheaper.
in case @bzb hasnít decided on a desktop after all these years..
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Re: desktop vs. laptop???????
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2022, 07:07:42 PM »
that ones not so good. theres alot better stuff out there for cheaper.
anything specific?

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Re: desktop vs. laptop???????
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2022, 02:07:04 AM »
Desktops are usually cheaper, but laptops are portable.  Only you can decide which one is better for you!

WOW! I was shocked that Dan answered but then I noticed the date  :D
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