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In today's fast paced, technology centric world; PCs are becoming more and more in demand among individuals. PCs help to reduce a person’s workload, and may also be used as an outlet for relaxation and a library for information. Because of these benefits, customers, as humans, constantly try to figure out what more they can get from their Personal PC. One way of improving output from a PC is to choose the right type of PC for your individual demands. Therefore, the question as to which one is better in general, as a generic console has been raised: Which should I choose The Desktop PC, or The Laptop? We all want the best, considering that it is within our means. Although, as humans, we are highly perceptive, we have not actually assessed which type of PC is better for what users need to do. Because of this, I have compiled a list of advantages for each console, along with my views as to which are the better choice: The Desktop PC The Desktop PC is regarded as the heavyweight, and is therefore more powerful. Users who will be particularly drawn to a Desktop PC will be: Persons on a low budget- Since the Desktop PC consists of hardware that is easy to install, it is less costly than the more expensive Laptop. Also, Desktop PC hardware is more easily and cheaply replaced. Persons who run hardware intensive programs- Since desktop PCs have components that are cheaper, and have more space in which to install components, they are sure to have better specifications than that of a laptop, for the same price, hence, better for gamers and other persons who run hardware intensive programs. Persons who work on their PC- Because of the higher specifications of a desktop PC, they can be used to use software, such as Photoshop, which are essential to designers. Also, the desktop is always on, and there is no worry about the PC suddenly shutting down because of a used-up battery. The Laptop The Laptop is the smaller counterpart. Smaller can be usually considered as weaker, but laptops are far from it. Because of today’s technology, which has made improvements to larger consoles, making them smaller, laptops can be beneficial to users that are: Seeking Mobility- Because of the laptop's small size, it is easily transportable, and weighing an average of 4-5 lbs, it is not a hassle to carry around. This way, persons can have an immense amount of processing power right at their fingertips at all times. Seeking an uninterruptable power supply- Because a laptop runs on a battery, it is not subject to sudden power shortages, and can stay running for about 1-3 hours before shutting down. Trying to be cool- because of their size, shape, and look, persons with laptops are considered as cool, and that can be fulfilling to some persons. However, some laptops are bulky, and may not be too attractive, so it depends on the type of laptop. In my personal experience, I would choose the desktop as the superior console. However, technology is improving, and I believe it is inevitable that smaller sized laptop PCs are going to be dominant, and other variations of PCs will contend with them for superiority. Alister Profitt is an experienced article writer and student of the University of Guyana. He is currently in his third year at the University and has a keen interest in PCs and desktop computing. For more Information visit europc.co.uk.
"Desktop PC VS. The Laptop "