Should I Get a Desktop or a Laptop?

It’s an age-old question every time you are looking to buy a new computer for whatever reason. Both laptops and desktops have their advantages and disadvantages and we are going to go over a few of them before we tell you which of the two is the right option for you.


Desktop computers are the traditional way to go and there is a reason for that. They are relatively easy to assemble, they can be easily repaired, and they are, overall, more powerful machines than laptops. Replacing a component for a better version of it is almost as easy as putting together Lego bricks, provided you know what you are doing. They have a lot of internal storage, they are great for gaming and more demanding business-oriented programs and systems and, if you are not familiar with how they work, you can buy premade configurations. Compared to laptops, the same performance levels can come for cheap.

That being said, they do have a few drawbacks. Desktops are not great with getting moved around, which is only natural, as they are designed for a single workplace or home. In other words, they are highly impractical or nearly impossible to take with you on a trip. These machines are also more power-hungry when compared to laptops.


· Stronger

· Easier to upgrade and fix

· Affordable


· Stationary

· Drain power


The biggest selling point of laptops is their mobility. You can take them almost anywhere and they will work without issues. They are designed to be carried to the plane, bus, coffee shop, or wherever to provide you with entertainment and allow you to catch up on your work if you are traveling. If you are not happy with the size of the screen, a laptop can connect to an external monitor, TV, or projector. To put it simply, laptops are made for the people on the move but can connect to a home base if required. They are also, in most cases, ready for work as soon as you buy them.

They are, however, weaker than desktop computers, making them less than ideal for gaming and demanding business projects. Laptops overheat much more easily than desktops and require their own separate coolers. They are pricier and it is much easier to buy a new laptop than it is to upgrade the old one unless you are upgrading your hard drive or memory. Repairing them is also more difficult.


· Mobile

· Ready as soon as you buy it

· Can connect to other devices like a desktop computer


· Weaker

· Harder to repair and upgrade

Bottom Line

It all depends on what you want to do with your new computer. If you need a machine to browse social media, write, watch movies, have video calls, and want to be able to do this wherever, a laptop might be what you are looking for. If, on the other hand, you want a strong machine that you plan on using only at home or office, getting a desktop computer is the way to go. Anything other than this is a matter of personal preference.