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Should You Choose A Laptop Or A Desktop?

Posted in News by PC Renewed on June 19th 2018
Choosing a new computer can be a difficult decision, indeed sometimes it can be difficult to decide if you want to purchase a laptop or a desktop computer. The PC Renewed online store has a fantastic selection of refurbished PCs to choose from including a selection of desktops and laptops.

As with many things, there isn’t a simple yes or no answer and the benefits and negatives of different types of computers will depend on what you intend to use the device for. So if you would like some help making your decision, here’s a list of advantages and disadvantages of both laptops and desktop computers.

Should You Choose A Laptop Or A Desktop Computer?

Laptops and desktop computers have their pros and cons; as such it can sometimes be a difficult decision to decide which is best suited to your needs.

Below you can find a short list of advice regarding the pros and cons of either choosing a laptop or choosing a desktop, to help you make the decision that’s right for you. However, if you would like some additional advice with regards to making a decision, our friendly and dedicated staff will be happy to advise you regarding which of the refurbished PCs available on the PC Renewed online store are best suited to your needs.

  • Creative Use.
    People purchasing a computer for creative use have a lot of choices. If for example you want a computer with the ability to utilise a specific program such as Photoshop, Illustrator, or perhaps Final Cut, you’ll need to make sure that your chosen device is both compatible with the program you want to use and you also need to make sure that the computer can run the program smoothly.

    As such, you could consider both a laptop and a desktop for this task. However, remember that with a laptop, you do pay for extra portability and as such if you’re searching for the best price for the best performance, it would be advisable to search for a desktop computer.

  • Playing Videogames.
    There are numerous desktop computers and laptops available that advertise themselves as gaming desktops or gaming laptops, but which should you choose? Laptop or Desktop?

    With gaming computers, you need to consider your gaming habits. If you are frequently on the move, a laptop with its fantastic portability could be an amazing choice. However, if you plan on spending a lot of your free time relaxing and enjoying videogames, perhaps a desktop computer would be better suited. Indeed, if you choose a laptop, but spent most of your time sat next to the power outlet, you wouldn’t be making the most out of the laptop’s portability.

    So, if you’re searching for a portable PC gaming solution, a laptop would be a fantastic choice. However, as mentioned above, if you’re searching for the best price for the best performance and portability isn’t a concern for you, it’s advisable to search for desktop computers.

  • Students At University.
    This can be a very difficult choice. Like the above two choices, it depends on what you will be using the device for.

    For example, if you prefer to take notes using pen and paper, the portability of a laptop might be less necessary. Additionally, if you are concerned about battery life, you might also consider choosing a desktop computer.

    However, if you would like to keep your notes and assignments on the same device and you want to be able to take your assignments and notes to and from different locations such as University halls, the lecture theatre, seminar rooms, and the library. The portability of a laptop is an extremely useful feature.
  • Child’s First Computer.
    When choosing a computer as your child’s first computer, it is important to consider a few things. Firstly think about why they want a computer, as it is important to make sure that the specifications are suitable for the tasks they want to complete. Secondly, it might be a good idea to find out what operating system their school computers are running. This way you can choose a computer that runs the same OS as the computers they use at school, which means that your child doesn’t have to learn how to use two operating systems.

    Finally, consider how your child will use the computer. If it is going to be stationary in their room, a desktop is a fantastic option as it can sit either on top of or underneath a computer desk. With a good quality monitor and a keyboard, this could create a fantastic area for them to do their homework. However, if your child will be using the computer in numerous different locations, the portability of a laptop may be preferable.

Browse Through A Range Of Refurbished PCs On The PC Renewed Store

If you’re searching for an affordable desktop computer or a cheap laptop, it is still important that you choose a computer that has the specifications required to complete the tasks that you want to do. One fantastic way to find a great product at a good price is to choose a refurbished computer from a reputable business, such as PC Renewed.

If you are interested in purchasing a refurbished desktop computer or a refurbished laptop, our online store has lots to choose from. Our collection includes but is not limited to:

  • Certified Refurbished Desktops.
  • Certified Refurbished Laptops.
  • Windows XP Products.
  • Windows 7 Products.
  • Windows 10 Products.
  • And A Variety Of Brands Such As Lenovo, HP, And Dell.

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