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What to use Desktop or laptop for business work?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by forgot, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. forgot

    forgot Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I am currently on a desktop..and I am thinking to use a laptop for my work...

    What do u use?
     
  2. pokeherface

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    i think desktop is the better choice. If with laptop, you havta plug it in first, plug a mouse, while with a desktop.. its just one hit of a button :D
     
  3. gundamwing

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    asus gs powerfull but not stylis like vaio
     
  4. aliskorn

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    Hey forgot , I see you decided not to quit IM after all. Good for you. I would choose laptop for work. I have a desktop but that`s because I can`t find my favorite video cards on laptops :D
     
  5. HeXeR

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    Well I have it both and most of the time I work on desktop... :)
     
  6. Keedev

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    I can't use my laptop for a long period of time.. Nothing like using a desktop.

    Guess it depends on how powerful either one is and what type of work you do. A desktop will always be more efficient and user friendly.. You can add multiple monitors and multitask far better than you ever could on a laptop. That's without bogging down the laptop.
     
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    Laptop for me.. very portable and I love it. I have both a desktop and a laptop... I only use the laptop anyways..
     
  8. cashcorp

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    Im a laptop BEAST. I have 2 desktops. I have roughly 14 laptops.

    And as far as "plugging in a mouse"

    Nah man, get a micro usb mouse. I use a logitech one. You plug in a usb stick and your set. I have like three of them, but truthfully I just rotate one on all of them for the most part.

    Id say one of each, and set them up in the same work group. Learn to use remote desktop, so you can connect to your desktop from your laptop.

    I know I get sick of being in my office all the time, and its nice to kick back on the porch (when its warm out) or enjoy coffee with the family and not cut into my schedule.
     
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    I use a laptop for work, I would like to get a new desktop once I have the funds though.
     
  10. omnipotentq

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    Laptops all the way. I highly doubt I'll ever get another desktop, unless it's to build a dedicated server or something like that, but never as a main system. Why? Because I can get equivalent or near-equivalent performance out of a laptop.

    Currently I'm using a maxed out XPS M1730 that runs like a dream. 4 gigs of RAM, twin 8700GT cards (yeah, I bought it before the 8800's came out, so sue me, I'm upgrading next month :p) and a half a TB of HD space. The thing is a beauty, and I use it like a desktop, barely moving it unless I need to, so I hardly ever have to unplug/plug things in. However, on the occasions when I do need to move, it's nice to have the flexibility to do so. I've got an external monitor, keyboard and mouse plugged into it as well, along with a few extra peripherals that I need, so it's the equivalent of a desktop, but in a portable form if I need it to be.

    My point is, if you have the money to spend on buying a powerful laptop, then you don't really need a desktop, at least in my opinion, though I became very jaded after getting my first laptop, the original Inspiron XPS, back when it first came out. YMMV, as always.
     
  11. martleap

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    i prefer laptop because give more mobility. :)
     
  12. justthinking

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    I use two laptops and one desktop. I prefer the laptops though. Each has their own drawbacks. I like the mobility.
     
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    I use me laptop mostly, though I got a top of the range desktop for when I need the power for compiling.

    Laptops great cuz somedays I work without even getting outta bed!
     
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    macbook pro 17'' :D

    I spend some hours on my bed drink a cofee with the laptop over me...
     
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    I have both a desktop and Laptop:

    Laptop: Gateway FX. (The highest end one, i think) see website for specs.

    Desktop: Acer, custom case, extra led fans and lighting. (this was my first "good" one that i bought with my own $$$) Really out of date by today's standards but N2B over all.

    I more or less only use the laptop now.... Considering hooking my tower back up though.

    Still have yet to get a computer powerful enough for me. =(

    3 browsers - 10 tabs open each, music player, skype, aim, word, notepad, fireworks, other stuff... Even a 2.2 Dual with 4GB... It can still take some time... I'm what you call a power user.
     
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    Really depends on what your doing. There's nothing better than a 30" monitor though. Get either one but have a docking station if you get the laptop so your mouse, speakers, keyboard, monitor, etc. is all one plug away.

    Laptop is great for the road too.
     
  18. virtualgeorge

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    You whats better than a 30" monitor? 2 - 30" monitors :)

    I always have a lot going on at the same time so I need multiple monitors. I don't "need" them but once you try it you will never go back. Its great if you are using design tools so you can put your toolbars & panels on another screen.

    I have laptops as well. So when I don't have a lot going on I sometimes like to work in bed or when I am traveling, or might want to just sit outside so you need a laptop.

    My problem on a laptop is I always hit my thumb on the touch pad when I am typing so it always sends the cursor to some other location on the page. Although you can disable those and just use a mouse.
     
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    I've been Laptop only for the past six months and I haven't looked back. :)

    You need at least a 17 inch monitor, a powerful system with at least 4gigs and a good graphics card to do serious work. It works perfect. I can do anything on it my desktop did. :)

    And now that I've jailbroken my iphone, I get wifi anywhere now. :)
     
  20. woodstuck

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    Like many of you I also have both... I do all my web, image editing, design work and video stuff on a desktop (preference).

    And while I have copies of all the site data on my laptop, it is mostly for all my financial, affiliate accounts, outlook, research, notes, etc. I still prefer the power, keyboard, video (monitor) and sitting position of my desktop systems.

    ...oh, and I also have another desktop, it is a dedicated mail server which also acts to back-up all systems and mirror to external drives. I thought a desktop would be better because it is on 24/7/365

    I will happilly say they are all XP (versus Vista whatever)