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Posted: 02/08/18 08:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

valhalla360 wrote:

DutchmenSport wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

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I wouldn't suggest a desktop unless you have a specific need that calls for it. ...



I would never go back to a desktop now, unless I had absolutely no other choice. With the advent of a cell phone "hotspot", it's absolutely wonderful to be 100% mobile. I even took my (company) laptop fishing with me one day and did a work form home with one hand and a fishing pole in the other, all through my phone hot spot. No one in the office ever knew. As far as they knew, I was in my "home office" ... which just happen to be at the end of a dock, overlooking a beautiful lake, in a State Park that day!


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You've only done it one day. I've been traveling with a laptop since 2007 and most of my clients don't even know. I did have to come clean one day on the boat when the client overheard a pod of dolphin making "pftt" noises next to the boat.

As I said unless you have a specific need, most are better off with a laptop.


OK, you must have extremely small hands and fingers to deal with the cramped laptop keyboards, lack of numeric keypad and the jumbled messed up order of the keys to fit the tiny keyboard not to mention the silly "scratch pad" that replaces the mouse.

I on the other hand prefer full size standard layout keyboards with numeric keypads and a REAL standalone mouse. No micky mouse stuff for me.

Additionally, laptop processors are low power mobile processors which speed is traded off to reduce power consumption and do not fly as fast as a desktop processor so if you are wanting to do some High def video editing and playback a desktop PC IS the way to go.

Pretty hard to expand a laptop, no PCIe ports so add on cards is impossible and you are stuck with one or two USB ports and if lucky one might be USB3..

Laptop screens at 14"-17" is a down grade for me, love my 23" screen..

Sure, you can put a external keyboard, mouse and monitor on a laptop but now you just have created a wired up cobbled bolts in the neck FrankenPC and it cost you more in the end.

Now if you just couch surfing looking at facebook and emails a laptop can be perfectly fine..

My PC usage IS a lot more demanding..

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