Desktop vs laptop - page 2

Hi all. I'll be starting first year nursing classes in Aug. and will need to buy a computer. I was wondering how many of you have desktops and how many have laptops? If you have a desktop do you... Read More

  1. by   meandragonbrett
    I love my notebook. I've had it for about two months now (an apple powerbook). I cannot imagine going back to a desktop. I'm not tied down to one certain spot in the house anymore! One thing you should really consider when purchasing a notebook is the weight. I would say buy the lightest possible one that still meets your needs. My notebook is 4.9 lbs and it's heavy enough. I can't imagine the 7 pounder ones that are out there!

  2. by   Tarian
    It's a personal decision, of course, with pros & cons for both. Myself, I use and enjoy my desktop because I can have a full-sized keyboard in front of me (scrunched laptop keyboards are a bit harder to use in my opinion), as well as a larger screen. Plus I always feel like the screen on a laptop is too close to my face-- I like to have the monitor a good foot back from the keyboard.
  3. by   FutureNurse2005
    I will be getting a laptop. Simply because I want to be able to work whenever and wherever!
    Yes, they cost more, but I see it as an investment in my future. The conveniences are just too good to pass up! And like someone else posted, with a rolling backpack, there are no worries for carrying it!

    we have a desktop already, but that will be hubbys! lol

    Laptops are the way to go!
  4. by   jayne109
    Back in my third semester of nursing school, I had an instructor who talked really fast, Since I type a lot faster (and neater) than I wwrite so I wentt out and bought a laptop without researching. I loved my laptop and it helped me do a lot better in my classes. not to mention when I got bored, I had solitare and freecell to play. Got caught and ridiculed a couple of times but loved my laptop until it got hit by lightening this spring. the warrenty won't pay for the new screen and I am not paying $1000 for a new one when my computer cost me $900. I am back to my old desktop. I am saving my money for a Dell desktop with a PDA. Hope this helps