As a result of the recent evolutions in computing, fields such as education are getting hugely benefited. Now that computers are available at easily affordable prices, they are becoming must-haves for every college student. However, students are often confused while making a choice between desktops and laptops. The following is the comparative analysis of their pros and cons that can help you make a better buying decision:
- Desktops are more affordable as compared to laptops. For the same hardware specifications, a desktop is often a cheaper buy.
- If you are an architecture or photography student, you will find it more convenient to use the large screen in desktops for the CAD design or photo editing. Also, for people who don’t need computers for designing, having a large monitor is usually beneficial for higher productivity.
- Desktops are known to be more robust than laptops. If one part of a desktop (keyboard, mouse, etc) is damaged, it can be easily replaced without affecting other parts of it.
- The most important benefit of a laptop is its mobility. A student can easily carry it to the college or to the library.
- Most laptops come shipped with all the latest technologies, such as wi-fi port, built-in speakers, Bluetooth, touch sensor, etc.
- A laptop can run on the equipped battery, allowing it to work for a significant time even in the absence of electricity.
- A major disadvantage of a desktop is its weight and immobility. A college student cannot carry a desktop to the class or library.
- A desktop needs additional peripherals in order to be as equipped as a laptop. For example, desktops usually do not have built-in speakers, unlike the laptops.
- Laptops are generally expensive when compared to desktops and can cause huge burden in the pocket of a non-earning student.
- It is easier to steal a laptop as compared to a desktop.