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Windows 7: Laptops vs Desktops

View Poll Results: Laptop or Desktop
Laptops 4 12.90%
Desktops 21 67.74%
Don't care 6 19.35%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

06 Apr 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. (On both machines)
 
 

I have both also. Actually, when I say "I have both", I mean that the lappy is only mine when the missus or one of the grandchildren are using it and something goes wrong.

'Big Box' is connected to a 24" Lyama monitor, have to readjust eyesight when allowed to return to the lappy!

But both have their place and I have always loved our 17" HP Pavilion DV7, at least since I removed all the krap HP software.
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06 Apr 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

I've only ever used a desktop, but it would be nice sometimes to have the portability of a laptop, hubby's been on about it but getting one is a different matter. I've told him I don't think he'd be able to manage one because of the screen size and the keyboard.
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06 Apr 2012   #13

windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

I use both, but admittedly, the desktop (dumpster special running Ubuntu) is used mainly for streaming audio.
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06 Apr 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

A desktop because they are upgradable and i'm into gaming so I need my desktop.
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06 Apr 2012   #15
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I need my big screens and use the laptop only for classes at the computer club - but there I sit such that I can read things from the big projected screen.

I hate to deal with the wife's laptops - which she loves. But I sometimes have to bail them out. Then I use the magnifier.
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06 Apr 2012   #16

 
 

Got both, but use my desktop primarily.
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07 Apr 2012   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. (On both machines)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
I've only ever used a desktop, but it would be nice sometimes to have the portability of a laptop, hubby's been on about it but getting one is a different matter. I've told him I don't think he'd be able to manage one because of the screen size and the keyboard.

Why would you have a problem, Joan? Do you have a disability or vision problem? (I have disabilities, both wife and self have failing eyesight.)

Our lappy has a 17" widescreen and under Windows 7 there are ways to minimise vision and other accessibility problems. Try <Control Panel> <Ease of Access Centre> and there are many tools to help with this.

If you use a lappy mainly at home, you could also connect a separate monitor. Keyboards are usually OK, except for the smaller Netbooks. I would suggest a visit to a large computer reseller, just to try out the models there. Note down the model best suited to you, then buy cheaper online. (Cheeky, I know, but works!)

EDIT:
Just noticed where you live. We have spent many happy holidays in West Wales, what a beautiful place to live.
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07 Apr 2012   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Hubby's eyes are worse than mine so I know he'd have problems plus the keyboards on Laptops would present a problem for him. I know you can add a monitor or keyboard but then you're taking away the portability, which is after all the benefit of a laptop.

Although the main drawback at present is cost, he's only just had his machine, well late last year, so there's no way we can afford to buy another yet.

I agree it is nice living down here, so peaceful away from the madding crowd.
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07 Apr 2012   #19

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

horses for courses.

i use my desktop when i'm at my desk, as it's got quite a bit of 'oomph', large screen, mouse and keyboard.

i use my laptop when i'm out-and-about, or in bed.

(and then i use my android smartphone anywhere and everywhere.)
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07 Apr 2012   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

I use my Smartphone if I'm at the other end of the bungalow or I've shut down the computer, but so far only to check Facebook or Sevenforums or my mail.
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