Laptops and desktops are different. Being aware of the exclusive perks each of these PC types provide makes it easy to weigh your personal computing options before making a purchase.

Portability

Once a desktop is plugged in, that’s pretty much where it will stay for the foreseeable future. This makes desktop computing out of reach for those who cannot afford a laptop as a secondary PC.

Upgradability

The degree to which these PC formats can be upgraded is the most significant difference between laptops and desktops. While Laptops have limited space for external fixtures, desktops simplify upgrading and repairability by providing easy access to the internal hardware.

Performance

The race to bring the thinnest laptop to market leaves little room for the type of heavy-duty, performance-enhancing hardware that desktops can accommodate.

Choose a PC that is right for your lifestyle.

If you are techy who likes tinkering, play complex games, edit sound and video or develop computer programs, a desktop PC becomes the obvious choice. To complete general work or study assignments, do web surfing or stream music and videos, a laptop will get the job done without chaining you to a desk.