In recent years, the constant advances in computers and technology have seen massive price drops in all mobile devices, including the laptop.
We’ve exclusively done away with the traditional desktop computer in our family, and each owns a laptop.
Where once buying a laptop often meant sacrificing power or storage, these portable machines are now rivalling (and, in many cases, exceeding) the capabilities of their desk-based counterparts – and all at a fraction of previous prices.
If you’re looking to buy a new computer without breaking the bank, below are just a few reasons why you should consider a laptop over a desktop.
It should go without saying that a laptop is considerably more portable and manageable than a desktop.
Still, as mentioned, this portability often resulted in reduced processing power or storage capacity over time.
However, as tech has continued to improve, particularly with the advent of cloud computing services, even the lowest-powered device can pull on the resources of vastly more powerful, remote machines to perform complex tasks.
As a result, cloud services empower laptops and make them equally capable and capacious as desktops (if not more so).
Price Of A Laptop
The cost of portable computers has dropped sharply in recent years and today’s laptops come in all shapes and sizes that can be tailored to your price point.
Taking a quick check online will let you find the right business laptop deal, perfect for your particular computing requirements and budget.
Working Remotely On The Move
Company networks have changed considerably over the last decade, with more and more firms outsourcing their digital services to cloud-based companies.
Coupled with online project management apps, video conferencing, and messaging software, there’s now really no reason why employees should still huddle under the same roof in the same workspace.
Indeed, the lockdowns and isolation measures imposed by the recent Coronavirus only served to highlight just how far this tech has come with the remote-working concept widely adopted through the pandemic.
I’ve spent over a year working remotely from home using my laptop, which has helped me continue earning an income from my employer.
With many industry experts now suggesting home and mobile working will become the norm rather than the exception, having a sufficiently powerful laptop will help you embrace this new shift in working practices.
Add-Ons And Extras
There is now a vast range of external add-ons and extras available for laptops.
For example, suppose you prefer the functionality of a traditional mouse or keyboard over the slightly smaller form factor of a laptop’s keyboard or trackpad. In that case, you could quickly hook up a wireless keyboard or mouse instead.
Also, if you find you need more space than your laptop has built-in, you could invest in a portable Hard Disk Drive (HDD) to pick up the slack.
This is what I’ve done, especially for blogging, because of the sheer amount of images and the sheer amount of documents.
Solid State Drives (SDDs) tend to be more reliable as they have fewer moving parts than traditional spinning disk devices.
Laptop Looks Better
From basic ergonomics to form factor, screen size, and even touchscreens, mobile computing devices have come a very long way in a short time.
Indeed, most of today’s machines look substantially more desirable than their desktop tower rivals – plus feature the convenience of having everything included in a small form.
Discussion: Do you own a laptop, and why do you prefer it over a desktop
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