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Metall_pingwin

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#1 9 years ago

I don't think I understand the concept behind destkop - replacement laptops. It's like they take what is worst after both kinds of computers and combine them.

They cost the same as normal laptops, meaning, a shitload more than a desktop.

They have to be replaced rather than upgraded, like most laptops.

They sit on your desk all the time because this was what they're intended for, and they're too big to carry around comfortably.

The end result is a computer that sits on your desk, but for three times as much money and maintenance cost. What is the point? Have any of you ever justified this type of purchase to yourself?




Crazy Wolf VIP Member

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#2 9 years ago

I got one for college. It makes packing a hell of a lot easier, it uses less power, uses less power plugs, and it wasn't like I was going to upgrade my computer anyway. I usually just wait until my computer's a few years obsolete before getting a new one with a warranty.

And the one I got wasn't that bad price-wise, really; sales make a difference, and if I was going to get the same screen and webcam and mic for a desktop, it'd bump the price up to about the same.




Metall_pingwin

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#3 9 years ago

Well, that is true - packing up a desktop is hell. xD

But while you're buying a laptop, why not get something you might as well take to the park with you or something. Are bigger laptops easier to use?




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#4 9 years ago

I already have an Eee PC, which is about as small as I could want a laptop to be. I don't want to take my desktop replacement to the park because the only things my Eee PC can't do is stuff like Photoshop or vidjamagames. Also, bigger laptops are generally easier to use, what with the bigger screen and keyboard.




NCC1017spock

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#5 9 years ago

I just don't like the touch pads on lap tops....




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#6 9 years ago

I prefer a mouse also, but a laptop+mouse is easier to move than a mouse, screen, computer tower, keyboard, and the assorted cords.




NCC1017spock

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#7 9 years ago

then again, the ones with that dot in the middle aren't too bad...




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#8 9 years ago
NCC1017spock;4934156I just don't like the touch pads on lap tops....

You get used to it, although multiplayer FPSes aren't quite the same when you have to do a three-point turn...


It has been some time.



NCC1017spock

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#9 9 years ago

hmm, well I have had to use a lap-tops for the past week, there mouse pads aren't making my job any easier....




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#10 9 years ago

Well it depends what you're using the laptop for. For a general usage, the touch pad is completely adequate (would love to be able to use a stylus with it but sadly that's a no no). If you plan on anything more, you really need a mouse.




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