Desktop or Laptop: Which is best for you?

If you’ve decided to buy a new computer, and then I’m sure “Desktop or Laptop, which is best for me,? “ is the question will be in your mind, am I right?

Both are good, but it should be purchased in such a manner that it should meet your specific needs. Let me explain some information that would help you to make the best choice at the time of buying.

Let’s look at the benefits of laptop & desktop and comparison of both in various aspects. So, through this post, you could choose the best gadget, desktop or laptop for your basic needs. 

Features of Desktop

A desktop resides on a table in your office or home.

• If you have a home workstation, and you have to share your computer with family, then the desktop is a good choice.

• If you require a large monitor for graphic design, animation, etc., then proceed your choice with the desktop.

• Are you a game lover who often use non-portable peripherals? Go ahead with the desktop.

• Desktop computer suits for the beginners & students to learn and do experiments with new stuff.

• If a vast amount of data needs to be stored, then the desktop is the perfect choice for its storage capacity can be easily expandable.

Advantages of Desktop

1. It is possible to have multiple monitors, hard drives, CPUs and Graphics cards.

2. Choice of using full keyboard & mouse and better speakers & webcam.

3. More powerful, less expensive and easy to repair.

Laptop is an all in one portable device

• If you are a business professional dealing with client meetings and business prospectus, the laptop is the finest choice for you.

• You are a person who travels a lot and spends a little time at home; you may purchase a laptop computer.

• If you want to keep the workplace simple without messy wires, then the laptop is your optimal choice.

Advantages of Laptop

1. It beats desktop for portability and privacy.

2. It occupies a quieter working place and easy to clean.

3. As it is portable, it is possible to have fascinating data in your fingertip.


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Desktop or Laptop

Let’s compare desktop and laptop with all features. Both are worthy but understand which is the best in the particular aspect.

1. Price – Desktop (cheaper than laptop)

2. Space and portability – Laptop (no cluttering of wires)

3. Maintainability – Desktop (easy to repair and upgrade)

4. Power consumption – Laptop (consumes only up to 50 watts)

5. Durability and safety – Desktop (as laptop is vulnerable to theft and damage)

6. Convenience – Laptop (extended battery and WiFi options)

7. Ergonomics – Desktop (proper workspace arrangement)

8. Immediacy – Laptop (instantaneous access to data)

9. Performance – Desktop (having powerful processors)

10. Endurance – Laptop (better resolution and battery life)

Hope you’ve gained the fundamental data of desktop and laptop with the above comparison.

According to your needs and usage, decide yourself Desktop or Laptop, which is suitable for you to purchase.

The Choice is yours but few things you need to be checked while buying a Desktop or Laptop. What are those?  Just check below!

Checklist to buy Desktop or Laptop

1. Type of processor and its speed.

2. The size of hard drive and RAM.

3. DVD burner, USB ports and video ports.

4. Type of screen and its size.

5. Graphics card and sound card.

6. Ethernet card and wireless capability.

7. Warranty and technical support.


If you are mainly considering the portability and to perform your daily activities like checking email, surfing, make money online, streaming video, etc., a laptop can be purchased. But if you are looking to execute programs that require more system resources, it would be good if you decided to get a high-end desktop to produce better output.

Whatever be your option, I’m suggesting you to have a look at the variety of top manufacturers & models and the checklist that I mentioned above while purchasing the Desktop or Laptop. The technology advancement in the computer has been improved well and almost other fields like mechanical, education, medicine and so on are integrated with the computer. We should feel proud of it and utilize the technology advancements in an efficient manner. 

I use both Desktop and Laptop but feel comfortable when working with Laptop. So, what do you think? Desktop or Laptop, which is best for you? Do share your views through your comment. 

43 thoughts on “Desktop or Laptop: Which is best for you?”

  1. Nirmala, you KNOW I am a laptop guy, lol!

    Traveling all over the world I cannot go with any other option. I need the portability, and the convenience.

    Super post here, you make a great argument for buying either hardware.


  2. Hello Nirmala,
    Very well written article.
    this article will help for those who are confused between laptop and desktop.
    keep sharing iikhe this
    Happy blogging 😀

  3. Nirmala, thank you for your all efforts, you bloggers make our lives so easy by your unselfish hard-work.
    I know this is going to be an all-time useful, evergreen article on MyMagicFundas. I challenge that his is smartest and simplest comparison between desktop and a laptop which will end all confusion! Ultimately it depends on how (and by whom) the system is to be used.

    I find so many people confused about it and I have been asked this question thousands of times, I will recommend this article to them which will remain in my bookmarks forever. Keep it up Nirmala!

    1. Many thanks for your inspiring comment Jignesh 🙂

      Yeah, i know a little but researched a lot to provide the simple comparison for the computer buyers.

      Am really glad that you’re gonna recommend my article for the required people.

      Your appreciation comment makes me to write some useful stuffs for my readers, keep doing it 🙂

  4. hi Nirmala,

    Nice comparison between two technologies. In my case privacy is more important than price. I start blogging using my desktop computer which was also in use of my sibling. That was not fair for me. So I switched and purchased Laptop which is only in use of me.

    I did not compromise on privacy and business related assets

    1. Thanks for commenting by sharing your experience Mubashir 🙂

      Yes, privacy is the great advantage with Laptop.

      But I suggest you share the work with your sibling to perform better blogging 😉

  5. You did a great deal of research to come out with this masterpiece post …isn’t it? .Anyways , i personally prefer a laptop because its mobility .You cant carry a PC everywhere you go…isn’t it?


    1. Yes, you are right!

      I know the basic details but i made a deep research to present an exceptional but simple comparison for the computer buyers.

      Happy to know that you’re preferring Laptop, yeah it is easy for the roaming people to take it with them,

  6. Additionally what I lied about Laptop is that, often you get the genuine software pre-installed where as you need to buy software separately if you go for desktops.

    If you need the larger screen, then desktop would be better choice, otherwise I won’t suggest anybody to go for desktop PC now. I’m afraid it may go obsolete very soon.

    1. Thanks for adding value to my post Suresh.

      I agree with your points and I too prefer the same.

      But most of the people are working Laptop with wrong posture which would raise health issues. I saw people used to have Laptop on thighs while working and it should be avoided.

  7. hi there nirmala.. i prefer desktop since it offers many features and it can be easily upgraded. i also love the performance of my desktop.. i only use my laptop for emergency purposes such as electrical issues due to weather but it cannot replace my desktop

  8. I’m using a desktop and I think it’s better in terms of safety comparing laptops. But I prefer laptop for portability. And it will be more useful when there is a current cut and we need to access internet.

  9. I will always favour the laptop for obvious reasons. Not just because it is easy to carry around, most times it performs better compared to desktop computers. I am a fan of speed and laptops are built for that and also the fact that i can move it and go home with it to continue my work at home and not having to wait till i resume to work the next day before i can continue on my tasks.

    1. It is good to read your good experience with Laptop Nwosu 🙂

      Accepting your points and I too using the same.

      Portability is the biggest benefit of Laptop which help us to finish our work even if we are roaming.

  10. Ambika Choudhary Mahajan

    You cant generalize.
    For a person who is always on the move, laptop seems to be a better option though a desktop costs lesser and needs lesser maintenance too.
    The choice would depend from personal requirements, I’d say.
    Hope you ag :)ree, Nirmala.

  11. Hello ma’am,
    I have used both a desktop and laptop, but according to some situations my requirements and love for both of them vary too. 😛

    Very light and superb article.
    Thanks a lot for sharing.


  12. Glad with your arrival Sahil 🙂

    Its good to read your opinion that the Laptop is the best.

    Yeah, portability is the main advantage of Laptop, so most of the computer users are preferring Laptop to carry over the work.

  13. Agree with your views Shameem,

    Yes, most of the business professionals are using Laptop to proceed their business with active social networking websites to get loyal readers.

    Thanks for coming here, keep doing it.

  14. Laptop Laptop and Laptop

    is more confortable and cool

    plus I do travel a lot and definitely for me a laptop is more convenient

    thanks for sharing this great post
    have a nice day!

  15. Another wonderful article from Nirmala. I think it depends on the usage of the person. Like, for college students it’s better to purchase a laptop as they always move around. For heavy work, a desktop is preferable.
    Again, this article will further dilute the confusion people have while buying a computer.

    1. Thanks for sharing your points of views related to computer Giriraj 🙂

      Also thanks for your appreciation!

      Yeah, I made this post for the people to clear the confusions while buying the new computer.

      Keep visiting 🙂

  16. Hey Thanks for listing and sharing all these things about Laptops and Desktops…I di prefer Laptop over Desktop. Portability is main advantage for me!

  17. Samandar Nichari

    I’ve read the whole of your article where you’ve really pointed out the real fundas behind the both of elements. For me according to my uses I love to use laptop. Thanks for extending such info.

  18. If we handle laptop in wrong way that lead to death of the laptop but, not desktop is placed a place, however, if you believe i can maintain and care with laptop no worry otherwise desktop is best

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