Comparison between Laptop and Desktop

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Dec 3, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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Comparison between Laptop and Desktop



Laptop

Desktop

Processsors

Laptops processor its main priority
is to save power and be quite cold,
that small cooler can cool it down.

Laptops processor are bit slower.

Desktop have different priorities.
The processor must be powerful
anyway, its doesn’t have any
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The monitor keyboard and mouse
are usually separate components
looks like its bigger.

Hard Disk

Laptops disk is only 2.5 inches.
Maximum for laptops HDD is 300
GB per disk.

Laptops hard disk has only 4200 or
5400 rpm.

Laptops
cannot find more than 2
Mb cache for HDD, especially in
segment less than $ 1000.

Desktop hard disk is 3.5 inches
and desktop HDD this value is 750
GB.

Desktop hard disk has 7200 rpm
anyway.

Desktop maximum is 16 Mb for
HDD.

Layout

Laptop motherboards ar
e designed
to fit each type of laptop
specifically.

Use modular layout for
motherboard, which makes it
easier to upgrade components such
as video and sound cards and
memory.

Physical Limits

Laptop RAM modules must be able
to fit within a special compartme
nt
Desktop RAM modules may be
installed in any desktop PC,
inside the laptop.

provided it is compatible standard.

Expansion

Sacrifices expansion to allow for
ever
-
thinner and lighter models.

Provide more expansion slots,
allowing for easier upgrading to
increase longevity and
performance of the computer.

Compatibility

Laptop can only expand the
memory capacity of the computer if
buyer buy the memory stick from
buyer computer manufacturer.

Support an extensive of
component manufacturer.

Upgradealibility

May be extremely difficult or
impossible to upgrade many
hardware features.

Upgrading many components on
desktop, like video cards or extra
device ports, is as easy as
removing one card installing
another.

Price

Price of a laptop is almost double
that of
a comparable desktop.

Lower price than laptop with
similar features

Portability

Laptops is portable and can easily
be moved from place to place and
can run on its own power foe at
least several hours.

Desktop doesn’t have portability.

it can’t move from o
ne place to
another place.

Maintainability

Laptops are very portable, light
weight and easy to handle. But if
any repair occurs it is not easy to
replace like desktops.

Desktops can get any technical
repair expert for repairing.

Benefits

Laptops
self
-
contained nature
offers convenience on the go and
saves space at home. Modern
laptops also offer computing power
that rivals that of desktops.

Desktop computers are cheaper.
They are easier to customize,
modify and upgrade. They are
better for multime
dia applications,
and because they don’t go
anywhere, we can add peripherals
such as extra hard drives and
monitors.

Miscellaneous

Laptop ram is SO
-
DIMM and is a
Desktop memory called DIMM.

bit smaller and has other shape.

LCD has different resolution,
because it has different from
desktops LCD physical size.

Laptops LCD has several
technologies for power saving and
true picture, without any reflection
from daylight.

Laptops doesn’t have mouse.
Instead of mouse laptops has
touchpad, sometimes trackball. But
can always plug in externa
l mouse.

Desktop doesn’t have several
wireless (Wi
-
Fi and Bluetooth)
built
-

in control.

Desktop need mouse.


Space

Laptops spare very little space to
keep on the table.

Desktops keep more space to keep
on the table.

Power

Laptops need much more power
compare to the desktop

Desktop need such little power
compare to the desktop.

Graphics

The graphic capabilities of laptops
is often one area where laptops take
a distant second to desktops. High
-
end cards' graphics processing
units
(GPUs) take a lot of power .. in
many cases today, more power than
the CPU. We've already had the
power discussion. (More heat and
less battery life.) Since laptops
aren't generally considered
"gaming" machines, the
manufacturers put a decent, but fa
r
from top
-
end GPU in them. They
are fine for v
ideos, pictures and
spreadsheets
, but games and
Photoshop 3D rendering filters
need not apply.

One more trick that desktops can
use is having two graphics cards
working in parallel. This way, two
lower cost (and lower power)
graphics cards can run as fast or
faster than a high
-
dollar, top
-
end
card
.

In desktops, when t
he graphics
card gets a generation or two old,
you pop the side off the case,
remove a screw and maybe a cable
or two, remove old card, slap in a
faster, newer card, install some
new drivers and away you go.

What makes this worse is that with
the laptop, the graphics chips are
generally directly soldered to the
main
board; they are not
upgradable.





Based on comparison above, I wo
uld
recommend him to buy laptop
.
Laptops is more suitable
because it design for basic entertainment purpose and working or schooling purpose. Other
than that,

as a student, he need to access computer from virtually anywhere.


L
aptops have
high portability comp
are

to the desktop.

So, it is more suitable for him.