Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 

Has anyone made the switch from desktop to laptop?


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 17-11-2012, 12:34
andersonsonson
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 3,836

and did you regret it or was it the right decision?
andersonsonson is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 17-11-2012, 12:40
Desolate one
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Notts
Posts: 1,559
I have both desktop and Laptops and using either i see no difference both run well and no issues.

If you are a gamer then a desktop may be better as Laptops do not have quite the same specs as desktop so not ideal for gaming at all.

Saying that there are desktop replacement Laptops which offer the specs of a desktop which allow high end gaming, but i have never used one as i am not a gamer so cannot comment on how well they perform.

I am happy with the transistion from desktop to Laptop.
Desolate one is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-2012, 12:42
emptybox
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Scottish Borders
Posts: 11,018
I suppose if you're only allowed one computer, then a laptop covers all the bases.

But if you're in charge of your own destiny, then have a desktop for serious work and gaming, and a tablet for gaun aboot.
emptybox is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-2012, 12:47
Izak
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Stockport, Cheshire
Posts: 3,407
I did kind of make a switch from desktop to laptop back in 2007. I needed a new computer and went and got a laptop, but had a lot of problems with it and after having to send it back for repair about 3 or 4 times, once the warranty had expired, I bought a desktop PC, at least with that one, I could always fix most hardware problems myself.

However, that is starting to show its age now so I'm looking at getting a new one but am undecided on whether to get a desktop or laptop. I do like the idea of portability of a laptop, especially as I spend a lot of time using my iPad for that very reason.
Izak is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-2012, 12:59
s2k
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,085
I pondered the idea when specing up my new system cos of lack of space. In terms of specification, a laptop of the same sort of budget would have covered my requirements. Decided against it on account I already have a nice 22" LCD monitor, speakers, keyboard and mouse that would be basically going to waste.

Compromise - built a small form factor machine instead.
s2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-2012, 13:17
andersonsonson
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 3,836
I pondered the idea when specing up my new system cos of lack of space. In terms of specification, a laptop of the same sort of budget would have covered my requirements. Decided against it on account I already have a nice 22" LCD monitor, speakers, keyboard and mouse that would be basically going to waste.

Compromise - built a small form factor machine instead.
I would but they usually have atom processors or slow ones. I want a low power i5 or i7
andersonsonson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-2012, 13:22
mred2000
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 6,776
I would but they usually have atom processors or slow ones. I want a low power i5 or i7
Not if you build your own using a Shuttle case or similar as a starting point they don't. Pick your own cpu.
mred2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-2012, 13:28
RobinOfLoxley
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Devon
Posts: 6,731
I found my Desktop upstairs made me too ant-social.

Until a few years ago, laptops were very expensive, but I dug out an old work one I had bought for 150. (orig W98). It was dismal and fortunately went Bang soon after.

I am now a happy anti-social Pig-In-Shit with a newer laptop in the Living room.
Everyone else is on phones and tablets so I don't feel too bad.
RobinOfLoxley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-2012, 14:59
s2k
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,085
I would but they usually have atom processors or slow ones. I want a low power i5 or i7
There are plenty of ITX boards that can accept a regular CPU. Mine is a Z77 chipset running an Intel Core i5 3570k. It could take an i7 but it would be overkill for my current needs.
s2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-2012, 15:10
call100
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 5,471
It depends on your usage....I changed to an 17" desktop replacement laptop....I've not really noticed any difference in the way it serves me. I've never regretted it...
That said, when I replace it I may go for a desktop again, simply because, I can't remember the last time I moved the laptop from the office desk.....
call100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-2012, 17:55
evil c
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wirral Peninsula
Posts: 3,387
I made the switch in 2010 and haven't regretted it at all. Quite the opposite. I keep the laptop in a laptop bag in the lounge and when I want to use it, I just take it out of the bag and fire it up. I don't know whether I'll feel the same if anything goes wrong, as it'll be very difficult to get at the guts. But so far so good.
evil c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-2012, 19:34
ironjade
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: London
Posts: 8,345
I never even considered a desktop.
ironjade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-2012, 20:23
Kargo
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 5,847
I have a desktop and a laptop but find myself still using my desktop a lot more then the laptop. I'm just so much more comfortable using a mouse and having a nice big monitor rather then a 15.6 screen. Maybe upgrading to a 17" laptop would make me think otherwise but I've just always preferred a desktop.
Kargo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-2012, 20:52
stud u like
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The Sunny Side Of The Street
Posts: 38,158
I prefer my desktop to my laptop.
stud u like is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-2012, 21:07
ashe17
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 73
I have both. With me being a gamer my preference is desktop but laptops alright. I leave mine on sleep then if i want to check something fast its there.
ashe17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-2012, 21:08
jackbell
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 11,110
Changed to laptop in 2002 (ten years ago!) and no regrets whatsoever.
jackbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-2012, 22:09
whoever,hey
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 29,954
Again, it depends what you want to do with it.

For me it would really be portability vs games and power apps tbh.
whoever,hey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-2012, 22:14
alan1302
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Yorks
Posts: 5,790
I would not like to only have a laptop for my main PC - I like to have a desktop, but have a Tablet and Smartphone as well.
alan1302 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-11-2012, 03:14
alias alias
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Firefox♂
Posts: 7,137
I put up with my laptop for 4 years it was a lot of money but the graphics were poor and out off date 6 months later and you cant upgrade it can you, i don't think i could ever go back from my new desktop to another laptop now as main pc.

I still have it if i ever need it on the move but it's gathering dust.
alias alias is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-11-2012, 03:30
neo_wales
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South Wales/Gran Canaria
Posts: 7,448
I use a laptop when abroad and after a couple of days I'm really happy with it; then return home to a PC with a 27" monitor and the moment that lights up I'm hooked on the desktop again. Good desk, good lighting, comfortable chair, and a desktop is hard to beat IMHO.
neo_wales is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-11-2012, 03:35
d'@ve
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Darn Sarf
Posts: 21,218
Have an old and many times upgraded desktop, a decent laptop and a netbook.

But I do everything on the desktop (at the end of a long living room so not too anti-social) and have no interest in the other two, they have too many limitations and annoyances for my liking. Not interested in portable or bedroom computing/internet, so the 'portables' sit rather sadly in the corner.
d'@ve is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 00:13.