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Desktops >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Laptops... Theoretically, your desktop is just a portable as your Laptop. Who cares if its a PITA to carry around, doesn't change the fact that it CAN be done.

And no, Laptops cannot take the place of desktops. They are at least 2 years behind in technology.
Not at all, Going from class to class or meeting to meeting lugging a desktop around is impossible. Quite often you wouldn't even be able to find an outlet. I can carry my laptop in a backpack on my motorcycle if I need to, try doing that with your tower and screen.


A lot of computers sold today are not even close to bleeding edge, so the performance benefit with desktops is irrelevant to the average buyer. Obviously we're all in the minority when it comes to computer specs, and I hope for our sake games continue to push the limit of what is capable on desktop-grade hardware.
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Desktops >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Laptops... Theoretically, your desktop is just a portable as your Laptop. Who cares if its a PITA to carry around, doesn't change the fact that it CAN be done.
So you're saying you're okay with carrying around a tower, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and a UPS?

And no, it's not as portable as a laptop. You can't use a desktop on a plane.
 
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post #13 of 19
I've seen similar articles like this for the past few years. As far as I know, notebooks have exceeded desktop sales for quite awhile. ???
Edited by version2 - 12/24/08 at 6:51pm
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There is such thing as a barebone notebook (an Asus C90 and some MSI). You choose the processor, hdd, ram, etc. I've seen one model that would allow desktop Core 2 processors. Entirely possible, not very popular. I'd rather buy my laptops premade.
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lol... considering that now there are 200-300 dollar notebooks... plus they cant count how many ppl build their own system...
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yeah, i can see the benefits of a laptop

...but if i had one i know i would obsess about cutting down the boot time and raising battery life, lol...

i've told myself that i won't get a laptop until there are models available that have the same processing power as my sig rig, and a 3 hour battery life
    
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post #17 of 19
Makes sense. I use my laptop as my desktop, and I consider myself an "average user" since I don't play games or do any enthusiast kind of stuff on my computer. So might as well have the desktop capability when I'm at home plus the portability when I want to go out.
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No customization =
Seriously, I prefer a desktop any day.
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I love my desktop, but my MBP is nice to have in class and when I'm doing work in the lab.

I see a lot of college users that prefer laptops because they can take their computer to different locations instead of lugging a PC around.
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