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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   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (O.E.M)
 
 
Laptops vs Desktops

Hi everyone,

I just created this thread to fulfil a thought I had the other day. I was wondering what people's opinions were on laptops and desktops. I myself have always used a laptop as I need the portability but I know many people don't like the smaller size and the fact they are harder to service.

Which do you prefer? Laptop? Desktop? Or do you really not care what you use?

Tekno Venus
(Stephen)
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06 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tekno Venus View Post
Hi everyone,

I just created this thread to fulfil a thought I had the other day. I was wondering what people's opinions were on laptops and desktops. I myself have always used a laptop as I need the portability but I know many people don't like the smaller size and the fact they are harder to service.

Which do you prefer? Laptop? Desktop? Or do you really not care what you use?

Tekno Venus
(Stephen)
I voted desktops because I use a desktop as my primary computer. I do, however, use a laptop. I can lay down and use my laptop which is something that I can't do with my desktop.
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06 Apr 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

They really are two different machines and they both have there place. I would add that with a top shelf laptop you can set it up as I have as a screen and CPU and then run a wireless mouse and keyboard along with an additional monitor and now you have a mobile desktop masquerading as a laptop.
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06 Apr 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

I have a netbook but prefer using my desktop.
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06 Apr 2012   #5

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

I'm going to admit never to have owned a laptop untill early this year.
Found it to be a very usefull thing. Still lots I do with the desktop because it's the htpc and all. But for basic tasks, checking email etc., a laptop with a 14-15" screen is great. I can also run mine completely off solar my power system. That won't happen with the desktop, 2 monitors & a 37". Heck of a difference in footprints.
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06 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Desktop at home as I need the screen size, laptop to go with us on holiday or weekend breaks as I can use it on the train or anyone of 3 million wi-fi hotspots around the world using BT Fon.
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06 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (O.E.M)
 
 

All interesting stuff.

I myself only have access to a laptop and have had to get use to working on a smaller screen. It's quite a shock when I've been using the school desktops all day and then coming back to my 15 inch laptop. I do all sorts of stuff on my laptop, photo editing, video editing, being on here!, homework etc.
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06 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Heh, where is the "Both" option?!?!

I use my laptop when out in the field phtographing to preview/store images and my desktop at home for actual processing.
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06 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (O.E.M)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Heh, where is the "Both" option?!?!

I use my laptop when out in the field phtographing to preview/store images and my desktop at home for actual processing.
Doh! Didn't think of that!!!
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06 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

I own both I can say Desktop. It has larger screen size and more powerful hardware. Programs like photoshop, video editing, music editing or gaming tends to happen on my desktop.

Laptop I mainly use it for school to do facebook when I am bored
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