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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by tjw616, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. tjw616

    tjw616 Registered Member

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    How many of y'all are using laptops for you IM Journey? I am thinking of getting rid of my computer and switching to a laptop... But the Dual-Monitors is holding me back from pulling the plug?
     
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    I had a PC but destroyed it. Now I'm going to buy a laptop and a Monitor to use them together.
     
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    tjw616 Registered Member

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    Laptop and Monitor would be nice... I am really interested in Chromebooks but the limited disc space is a huge setback. I like the idea of being able to work anywhere WiFi is available and not being limited to my desk.
     
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    How do you destroy a PC?

    Personally, I have both. I love my desktop. I love being able to upgrade it every now and then. Laptops are tedious to fix or add new hardware to.

    I use my laptop when I'm travelling, or when I meet clients for coffee, or if I just want to work in bed, but my desktop is my main hub of productivity.
     
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    Macbook, but I set it up with two 22" monitors at home.
     
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    It really depends on what type of tasks you need to do.

    If you're mainly working with emails or one-screen-taks and like to work on the go, then a laptop is the best choice.
    However, if you need to do multiple tasks at the same time, and need multiple screens, then a good workstation is worth it.

    You can certainly multi-task on a laptop, but having multiple screen is much more efficient.
     
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    I destroyed fan by trying to clean it.
     
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    Same response from the last time this thread was posted. Nothing has changed.

    Laptop. Early 2015 Macbook Air. I can switch between "desktops" with a four-finger swipe. I've got five going usually: Evernote, Slack/iTunes, Excel/Word, Chrome/Safari, Photoshop.

    If I don't want to work in my cubicle, I take it down to the basement. If the basement gets overcrowded with the lunch crown, I say eff it and go home. I can work from my couch, the balcony, even take calls from the car when I need to.

    Laptop 100%.
     
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    I need a pc for the work I do (media development) and I do have an assortment of laptops for nefarious purposes. What I want is a walking robot pc tower that never drops an internet connection and will be easy to upgrade for future video cards and games.
     
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    I use 2 laptops and planning to buy a high end desktop without a graphics card .

    Laptops are better cuz you can work whenever you want if you have your laptop with you
     
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    Laptops are so powerful nowadays that you don't even need a desktop. Plus you can use a laptop from wherever.

    Buy a big monitor(s), keyboard, and mouse for your workstation, and just plug your laptop in.

    Then you'll have the benefits of both.
     
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    I personally can't stand computers anymore. Back when I sold mine I got a cheap laptop because my room used to get heated and it runs more effectively long term.
     
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    I personally like to have both. Laptop for creating websites, reading, creating fb ads campaign and pc for bots. Currently have one PC core i3 with 4GB ram working 24/7 (Massplanner).
     
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    MacBook! I need the portability of a laptop. However, I am thinking of getting an iMac but it's too darn expensive.
     
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    Used to be all about dual monitors and Windows but lately I've been working from my MBA whenever time permits. I hardly turn on my monitors on my desktop anymore. Electricity is bundled with the condo rent, so whatever.
     
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    Have both right now But I am planning to switch to Laptop only.
    Saving a little to get a new Air as i am on windows right now.

    Still when I am looking to play games I usually shift to my desktop as I good pleasure over it.
    Might have to purchase a PS4 too.

    Cheers
     
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    For the money you're spending, desktops are much more powerful than laptops. I prefer to spend decent money and got a top of the line laptop, that I know will last me a while (my current laptop is coming up on 5 years old), and every so often format the whole things and keep it running smoothly.

    Plus, I like having 2 screens just by adding a single monitor instead of having 2 monitors.

    The transportation part of it is just a bonus, really, since most of what I need to do on my laptop I can do on my tablet or phone, anyway.