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Windows 7: Desktop or Laptop

View Poll Results: Desktop or Laptop
Desktop 34 68.00%
Laptop 7 14.00%
Both 9 18.00%
Voters: 50. You may not vote on this poll

25 Oct 2010   #21
barky

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well I haven't had a desktop since 2003 & XP single core amd chipped laptop I got then still works OK - thanks in part to my pc maintenance skills ... despite quadrupling RAM to 2gig it is slow & screen is dull & its now kept as spare & I got a samsung x64 win7 a few months ago with a fill size keyboard including numberpad at side which I expect to last me 7 years or more.
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25 Oct 2010   #22
alfred01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Well, I've been hit with both by an ex-girlfriend so I guess that's a vote for both. Seriously though, each does have its own advantages and disadvantages, so I got to go for door #3 as well, both.
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25 Oct 2010   #23
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zekramcross View Post
Which do u choose?
A both option should be added. I can't vote because I'm equally at home with either. In fact, I have both a laptop and a desktop. Both of them run Windows 7 x64.
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25 Oct 2010   #24
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

The notion that a laptop is to used on ones lap is a misnomer. The current speed and processor power requires a large amount of air to flow and no way with heat and air flow should a laptop be used for any serious amount of time on ones lap. So if this is the reality they too are desktop machines that are portable. I love having the freedom to roam with the laptop/notebook but for any serious work it's always back to the full tower !
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25 Oct 2010   #25
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I am sorry to say but in a few weeks here I will be buying an iPad for my portable browsing around my home.

I have a beefy desktop computer that I will use for gaming/graphics/video editing/typing long things/etc.. BUT, I have used an iPad to browse the internet at my friends house on his couch and I absolutely loved it.

TL/DR : I will be getting an iPad instead of a Laptop to browse the internet on my couch/around the house, but I will never fully revert to an apple product as a full replacement <3 Windows 7!
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25 Oct 2010   #26
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

A UMPC with a screen like the iPad's that runs Windows 7 would be awesome.
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25 Oct 2010   #27
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kirsch View Post
iPad?

No flash so it isn't a good replacement in my opinion, to me its just an inflated ipod
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25 Oct 2010   #28
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Yeah maybe wait for this xmas for the Win7 tablets to hit instead

I too LOVE the formfactor, look/feel of the ipad but..no thanks. I'd MUCH rather have a real OS that I can put my own stuff on and configure and work with my windows stuff, simple network sharing, no "syncing" etc...
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25 Oct 2010   #29
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Yeah maybe wait for this xmas for the Win7 tablets to hit instead

I too LOVE the formfactor, look/feel of the ipad but..no thanks. I'd MUCH rather have a real OS that I can put my own stuff on and configure and work with my windows stuff, simple network sharing, no "syncing" etc...
Which is why I am not using it as a PC replacement, just a portable web browser/game player
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25 Oct 2010   #30
erica647

windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If I could only pick one, it would have to be a desktop. I'm sure I'd enjoy having a laptop too if I traveled much but I'd only be using it when I couldn't get access to my desktop.
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