It used to be once upon a time that you never had a choice when it came to buying a computer; you just had to go for a large, bulky desktop model. Then the laptop was introduced but was unaffordable to buy for most people. However the laptop sells far more than a desktop today. This can pose a problem when thinking of buying a computer as you do not know which was better suited for your needs.
Well with that in mind I have written this article to maybe shed some light on which is the best option from these two computers.
A desktop computer may look quite big and bulky but they are also a lot cheaper than a laptop but can often be a lot better performers. If you want to buy a good laptop you will be hard pressed to find one for under $ 500. A good solid desktop computer on the other hand can cost much less than this figure.
If you plan to keep sensitive information on your computer then a desktop would probably be the safest option.
Laptops can be a very easy target for any would be thieves that may break into your house because they are so easy to carry. The same can not be said for the desktop computer. This could prove quite cumbersome when trying to steal it.
Another advantage the desktop has over the laptop is that it is very rare that you hear of anyone dropping their desktop and damaging it. The desktop is far too heavy and bulky for this to happen but a laptop is not.
There is also the fact that laptops because of their small size can often overheat with prolonged use. The desktop however has better ventilation and does not suffer from this problem.
Whichever you decide to buy always ensure that you buy it from a reputable source. Another option is that if you are very well clued upon computers you could build your own so that it meets all your needs.