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Advantages Of Notebooks Over a Desktop


A notebook desktop is manufactured for the mobile use of the computer. A laptop incorporates many of the characteristic components of a desktop computer, which includes a keyboard, a display, a pointing device that is a touch pad, also identified as a track pad or pointing stick as well as speakers into a single piece. A laptop is power-driven by electricity by means of an AC adapter and while on the move can be used through a rechargeable battery.


When the personal computer became realistic in the earlier part of the 1970s, the idea of a portable notebook desktop followed. The IBM SCAMP project that is Special Computer APL Machine Portable was demonstrated in the year of 1973. This example was based on the PALM processor, the full form of which is: Put All Logic In Micro Code. The IBM 5100 is the first portable computer that appeared in September 1975 and was commercially available. It was based on the SCAMP prototype.


There are lots of advantages of notebooks desktops and they are written below:

  • Transportability is in general the first attribute, which can be noticed in any comparison of notebooks desktops. Because of its portability, the notebook can be carried anywhere, not just to work or to your home, you can use it in the flights, in coffee shops, at client's location or in the meeting room and a lot of other places.
  • Productivity of the notebooks desktops can be increased because of its portability. For instance, if it takes about one hour to reach to your place of work, then you can check the mails or send mails en route. In other words, you can utilize your time even while commuting to your place of work. But in such cases a desktop computer cannot be used.
  • Carrying notebooks desktops means you have immediate access to a variety of information, personal as well as work related files. Immediacy permits better association among co-workers. For students, the laptop can be flipped open to conduct research or resolve a problem wherever and whenever they want to.
  • Laptops are smaller in size than desktop computers. If you live in a small apartment, there is no problem to use the notebooks desktops, as it will not take much space and you can even work by placing the laptop in your lap. Moreover, it can be folded and placed in the bag. This however is not possible with computers.
  • Laptops are more power-efficient than desktop computers. A typical laptop uses about 20–90 W, in comparison to the100–800 W for desktops. A fully charged notebooks desktops can be used for working even when there is power failure. Moreover, it does not get affected by the short supply of power or even blackouts.

Tips and comments

When it comes to choosing between a notebook and a desktop, taking everything into consideration, the notebooks would be the preferred choice of many. Though notebooks cost more than desktops, investing in the former, if you can afford its costs, would be a sensible choice for obvious reasons.

By Smita, published at 03/11/2012
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