Laptop Vs Desktop PC
Laptop Vs Desktop PC
With the advent of computers or more specifically Personal computers, machines such as Typewriters have almost faced a situation equivalent to that of dinosaurs. Computers revolutionised the way humans think and act. They have become an integral part of everyone’s life and today there are limitless possibilities for computer applications in almost all walks and fields of life such as Automation, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Finance, Aviation, Automobile, Defence and Army and almost every known hemisphere of human dominance. The onset of large scale manufacturing of computer chips and components has pushed open a new window for manufacturers to reduce costs of their computer products and with the reduced cost and wide variety of choice’s users are ever more willing to buy computers.
There are primarily two forms of personal computers in use today which are mainly Desktop PC’s and Laptops or what is nowadays called by the name of Notebooks. Desktops were the initial avatars of computers and they are what that enabled the widespread usage and adaptation of personal computers world wide. Desktops basically consist of a monitor a CPU cabin, Keyboard and a mouse (optical or ball). Other components such as speaker, UPS, Printers etc are peripheral devices that can be connected to a desktop to add more functionality and reliability to it.
But with the popularity of Personal computers growing at an amazing pace, there was much demand for portability of computers because many people would like to have their digital data and data processors to be with them wherever they are. Also the problem of desktops failing to operate at times of power outage was having an adverse effect on many users who would like to be on their computer screens on a nonstop basis. This scenario paved the way for the introduction of the world’s first Laptop or Notebook PC by Toshiba.
Notebooks were a replacement for bulky home computers as they were of a much smaller design with the screen an keyboard pinned to each other in a single unit and other components such as mouse or track pad as they are known in Laptops, USB ports, LAN slots, speakers, etc were all neatly integrated into the small casing. Laptops used much smaller hardware components as compared o desktop computers such as smaller sized RAM’s, Hardisks, Circuit boards, etc and also carried a rechargeable battery which was its primary source of power. The smaller hardware was initially a big blow to laptops as they were low on performance as compared to desktops but today Laptops are more powerful than desktops even with the smaller hardware. This is mainly courtesy of the rise of technology mainly the miniaturisation of powerful processors.
The main drawback of Notebooks ever since they were introduced was its price quotient. Notebooks are always expensive as compared to desktops with the similar hardware configuration.
So portability does come at a price and with more laptop variants such as Netbooks and Tablet PC’s starting to take centre stage perhaps we can expect big surprises in future.