Hey, having a hard time deciding between buying a Laptop vs Desktop. Now we are going to compare the two in cost, performance, portability, storage Etc
Let’s know the major factor that differences both laptop vs desktop. If your main requirement is portability and others are not so important. You can skip this article and read another article Laptop or Tablet: Which Device is right for you?
You want to know major differences between them, and Let’s get to the point right away.
This is the first thing you need to decide on while buying anything. Now, as you’ve decided the amount you want to spend on Desktop or laptop.
Desktops will be a little cheaper and pocket friendly and also get higher performance compared to laptops.
laptops are heavy on your pocket and also give less performance compared to Desktops.
Desktops start from 10 k and a good laptop starts from around 30 k.
I guess you already know the answer to this. Desktop is not designed to take it from one place to another.
Yes, we can do it. However, it will be bulky and we cannot do that daily.
The laptop is the clear winner here. We can easily and comfortably carry it as they are compact and can also be carried in a backpack.
Processor’s and performance:
Desktop is the clear winner here as they have larger size processor’s which is directly proportional to the performance of the device.
laptop’s processors haven’t yet caught up with desktop’s processors.
Gaming laptops can give a good fight here. However, they are pricey.
The difference in the performance comes as PC processors have more cores and threads compared to laptops.
Laptops are overclocked to get the performance you need. Desktop’s Processor’s also have overclocking. However, are not needed to get the desired performance.
We can add many and multiple hard drives to the desktop easily.
Laptops have a single hard drive slot and only some pricey and gaming laptops have this option. However, we already know that they are pricey.
We can easily connect multiple external drives with the ports present on the desktop. The same can be done on the laptop. But, you may also need dongle’s for some connections.
Keyboard’s and Mouse:
Desktops have an external keyboard and you can have multiple options to choose from With Rgb(Red, green blue – Lighting), without Rgb Etc.
Laptops have inbuilt keyboard’s and you need to stick with them. You can also attach the same to a laptop. However, you are losing a port which can be used for other devices.
Laptops have a track pad. But, desktop doesn’t. mouse can be connected to both Desktop and laptops externally.
larger laptops have larger keyboards and Gaming laptops also have options such as RGB.
In desktop, you have an external monitor and you can choose from many options with your comfortable screen size from 19 inches to 32 inches.
You can also go ahead and also have a curved monitor for you. We can also add multiple monitors as per your choice. A good motherboard can support up to 3 monitors.
laptops on the other side have an internal monitor and you cannot change that.
Of course, you can connect to an external monitor with a laptop. But, all laptop’s does not have necessary ports and again dongle’s.
laptops use less power as they have smaller components and also have less performance power they also have a battery when power fluctuations or power outage.
The battery kicks in and your work is present there.
Desktops use higher power. However, what difference does it make, as it is always connected to the power source, You need not carry chargers.
They also give us higher performance compared to laptops and power problems can be rectified with ups.
The Desktop is the clear winner here as all the components are removable and having a future proof motherboard will allow you to upgrade your hardware anytime.
you can add Ram (Random access Memory) or storage (hard disk or SSD).
Laptops are complicated to upgrade after a certain point. Laptops have two ram slots and one internal storage which will be harder to upgrade.
Gaming on desktop is straightforward and also desktops have higher performance and also we can use two graphic cards at the same time.
So, that you can happily game on your desktop with no issues.
laptops are small and for gaming laptops. Performance highly improves while connected to a power source in any gaming laptop.
Gaming on a battery is a nightmare. You cannot have consistent frame rates and also graphic cards needs a lot of power for gaming.
Repairable and assembling:
Desktop’s can be easily repaired and basic upgrades can be done by anyone with basic computer knowledge. Assembling the desktop is tough here. But, that needs to done only once.
Laptops are tough to repair and also opening and finding replacements is difficult . Laptops are pre assembled and need to be assemblies even once.
We always have an option to install whatever operating system we want on both desktop and laptop.
Laptops come with pre-installed operating systems (Ex: windows, Linux, mac etc) and on desktops. We need to do that proactively. The final decision rests upon you. We can do all the things on a laptop and desktop.
These are pro’s and cons on desktop and laptop. In terms of Ease of use, people are more comfortable on desktops and also can work for longer periods of time compared to laptops.
We can clearly see that if you can compromise on portability. Obviously, for Graphic intensive works (or) Editing (or) Cad/cam Applications (or) Gamers. Desktop is your best choice.
But, if you need portability. laptop or tablets are the best for you.