Real Estate • Portability • Monitor
These, like numerous other points, need to be addressed. Such as, if this is the only machine you’ll have and use? Will you need a rather large display, or will you want to work with more than one Monitor? Can your Real Estate (room, desk, workstation) handle only a Laptop or is there enough room for a desk top, and all it requires (keyboard, mouse, monitor, and the computer case, to only mention bare necessities)?
As a laptop is what most taught as the all-in-one unit, it is designed to provide great computing (if equipped right) in about the smallest amount of real estate, or space. Thus, it can conveniently travel and available where ever you want to work. Find a wall plug (mainly for charging its battery), open the lid and away you go. Simplicity at its best (and in some cases, better than today’s Tablets and iPads).
Relative to a Laptop, are ‘eBooks’ and ‘Netbooks’ — Tablets and Cellphone we’ll cover in another post. I will, however, mention that some of these ‘Netbooks’ utilize, and are based more on, the use of Cloud Computing. Why is this important? Traditionally, Laptops, like Desktop computers, typically come with Installed Applications. Which could be a good or bad thing.
Applications loaded on the Laptop work best, as they are local and are accessed from the fastest available media (a solid-state or SATA Hard Disk Drive). A Good thing. However, if that Hard Disk fails or needs to be replaced, it also will take the Application(s) down with it. A Bad thing. Moreover, an Internet connection isn’t required to access Applications loaded locally (those that are installed into the computer).
Of course, if all applications, files, and photos all reside on the Internet there is little to fear if certain Netbooks crash. However, the upmost secure site should also be used to ensure someone else (nefarious folks) can’t get at your files.
Oh, but you may say, “I always back my computer up.” Really? Trust me, anyone that thinks things are “Backed up” by doing it the ‘old fashion way’, are in for a rude awakening.
Point being. There is far more to it when planning to purchase a device that will ‘make you life easier’. We at DominoEffect.Net can easily assist you. We’d just be asking a few simple questions. As we are not a retail store or wish to impede any purchases from said. All we’ll do is make a few product suggestions. Then it’d be up to you to choose which makes best sense. Seek the best place to make your purchase. And, hopefully feel good that you made the best decision.