In the ever changing world of computers and technology, the next new device or computer is always just around the corner. Whether it be the new all-in-one touch screen desktop or the brand new laptop/tablet convertible, you have a choice to make.
Finding which style suits you best is probably the hardest part. On one hand the laptop is versitile and you can take it with you anywhere, but the desktop has the huge monitor and is constantly hooked to your home network. Now you’re standing in the store staring at the two weighing options and trying to figure out which is going home with you.
Well, maybe this post can be of a little assistance in the process. Take into consideration first, for what do you use your computer? Are you a business professional and in need of a portable workspace, or are you the casual internet browser who likes to catch up on TV and movies. Keep in mind that the average person keeps the same computer for an average of 4 – 7 years after purchase. Make sure you get what you need.
Here is a list of reasons you might want to purchase a laptop:
- You are a business professional.
- You don’t know when and where you might get tasked with building a spreadsheet or powerpoint presentation for your boss or client.
- You take your work with you when meeting clients and business prospects.
- You spend very little time at home.
- You spend much of your time on the road or traveling.
- You don’t have space for a workstation.
Here is a list of reasons you might want to purchase a desktop:
- You have a home workstation.
- You share the computer with family.
- You need a large monitor for graphic design, movie production, animation etc.
- You have a list of periferrals you use frequently that are not easily portable.
- You are a intense ‘Gamer’
There are more reasons to consider and each person has their own criteria for which machine they are going to unbox, but these are just some things that I recommend people think about when making a computer purchase. It’s an important purchase and making sure you have something that fits who you are and your needs will ensure a better ‘friendship’ between you and your computer.