If you’re looking to buy a new computer, you must have noticed the increase in the advertising and popularity of laptops. What has happened to desktops and why do we seem to pay less attention or consideration to them?
In fact it turns out there are several advantages to choosing a desktop computer over a laptop. You may not be able to take it to the cafe with you, at least not easily, but there are several things desktops can offer that laptops still struggle with.
Desktops can make your money go further, as most of them have the same if not better specs than the top end of ultrabooks, and cost considerably less. It’s also much easier to replace separate components should they need upgrading or if they no longer work. If a part does break down, you could replace it individually for a fraction of the cost of servicing a laptop and without having to part with your computer.
For example, if your desktop’s keyboard suddenly stops responding, you can have a new one installed in the blink of an eye. With a laptop, you may find yourself without a computer for a while and even out of pocket. There are also more options to upgrade a desktop, as they can accommodate more power without too much hassle.
Gaming is another area where desktops can shine. The bigger screen allows for better immersion into the game, and they will often come with better graphics cards than laptops to make your gaming experience much more authentic. Screen size is also an advantage for working professional who use software that requires a full screen view, and can also help in your free time when you want to settle down to watch a film or a music video.
While desktops are not a good way to go if you’re looking for portability, they’re a great choice when it comes to overall power and having more options to customise your computer. You will get better value for your money, and it may even last longer than its portable counterpart.