which is better? Laptop or desktop?

Laptop vs. Desktop. Which is best for you and your employees?

which is better? Laptop or desktop?

Computers are part of our everyday lives, especially in business. When it comes to equipping your office, you want to make sure you have the most efficient equipment.

When you look into new office equipment, this may lead to the question of, laptop or desktop? Both have their benefits and drawbacks, but it is up to you to decide which is best suited for your business and employees. Here are a few pros and cons of each option to help you with that tough decision.

Desktop:   

Pros

  • More convenient to repair or upgrade if needed
  • Parts (such as a keyboard) are more readily removable/replaceable
  • Generally, less expensive than laptops
  • Can hold more RAM than the average laptop
  • Larger screens and you can have dual monitors
  • Can smoothly run multiple browser tabs and programs simultaneously

Cons

  • Not portable (not ideal for employees who frequently travel)
  • Large towers and wires can look unappealing
  • Price may not include accessories that would otherwise be covered with a laptop
  • Setup can be intimidating

Laptop:

Pros   

  • Mobility: employees can stay productive away from the office.
  • All-in-one purchase; no need to buy a mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc.
  • Minimal setup compared to desktop
  • Sleeker installation; no towers or wires to fuss with

Cons

  • More difficult to repair/replace parts
  • Parts are often specific to one type of laptop and can be challenging to find
  • Often the pricier solution
  • Challenging, or impossible, to upgrade CPU or graphics card

So in the debate of laptop vs. desktop, a laptop is ideal for employees that need to work off-site or for those that need more mobility in their day-to-day work. A desktop can usually handle larger jobs (think design programs). Desktops are also easier to repair, less susceptible to damage, and often give you more bang for your buck.

No matter what you choose, Networks Unlimited can help equip your office with the products that best match your needs. We also offer remote, on-site, or in-shop computer repair for any issues that may pop up. Contact us today to learn more!

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