After a few years, you may have noticed your computer becoming more and more sluggish. You’re using an old Windows Vista laptop and you can’t stand it. What should you do? You can upgrade your computer’s RAM or even install a new operating system. Some people would rather ditch their old computer for a brand new one. Computer technology has advanced greatly. Performance and speed gaps between desktop and laptop computers have largely been eliminated.
It doesn’t make much sense to buy a desktop computer. They take up more space compared to even the largest laptops. Laptops are also cleaner than desktops when it comes to wire clutter.While desktop computers fade away in popularity, most people will be shopping around for laptops, netbooks, and tablets. Each of these computers have advantages and disadvantages. Let’s take a look at them and determine which one is best for you and which one you should buy.
Before we begin, you should ask yourself a few key questions. What are you going to use you new computer for? What do you need it for? Surfing the web? Emailing? Are you going to do video editing or graphic designs? Are you a heavy multi-tasker? Are you going to watch lots of video? Are you going to play games? How much are you willing to spend? These are all important questions you need to consider before making a purchase. Let’s break down these three choices in detail. Laptops Are In Desktops Are Out Laptops are the new desktops.
They are very versatile. Laptops can be easily folded and transported. Laptops are ideal for high school and college students. Today laptops can do just about everything desktops can do. They are also much cheaper than they once were. You can get a very good laptop for $800 today. High end laptops can handle nearly all the needs of your average user. Desktops still have the advantage over laptops when it comes to gaming although the gap is closing.
The highest end laptops such as the Apple Macbook Pro and Sony Vaio Z Series will cost in excess of $2,000. If that is over your budget, Dell’s Inspiron and Acer’s Aspire line will run you between $500-$700.The higher end laptops are ideal for power users and professionals that need the most power out of their devices. Unfortunately, a blazing fast processor and a large screen will mean short battery life. If you are always on the go, always bring your power cord with you.
Mid-range to high end laptops are great as desktop replacements. This basically means you are going to use your laptop at home and not travel with it. If you are considering getting a laptop as a desktop replacement, get one with the largest screen you can afford. Consider getting one with a 17 inch screen. It doesn’t make much sense to buy a laptop that is 14″ and plugging in an external 17″ monitor when you found out you prefer a larger screen. Make sure you buy a laptop with at least 3 USB ports.
As far as raw power is concerned, a laptop is the way to go. You can edit videos, surf the web, watch HD movies and even play graphic rich games.