2015 will be a pivotal year for the poor old desktop; certainly, at least to to my mind, there’ll always be several distinct advantages in owning one but, I suspect, many casual buyers no longer view them the same way they once did. Whereas desktops were once at the forefront of home computing, their importance has waned considerably these last few years. As the gap between desktop PCs, latops and tablet computers continues to blur over the coming years it’s likely their relevance will alter further. Besides, 2015 doesn’t necessarily spell the end for desktops per se, it simply illustrates one stage in a continuing evolution of what we understand a desktop computer to be.
The basic building block of a computer, whether it’s a laptop or a desktop, is a green colored printed circuit board called Motherboard. All the other components are connected to it and use various circuits and interfaces to communicate with each other. For a desktop computer, you only have to open one screw in order to gain access to what is inside the computer. But for a laptop computer, it’s tedious and frightening job.
While the list of advantages of a laptop computer may seem sparse when compared to a desktop computer, the deciding factor is portability. Being able to check email, chat online, write papers and play video games anytime, anywhere may be worth giving up power and functionality. This is particularly true if you use your computer primarily for checking email and completing schoolwork. If this is the case, you likely don’t need all of the functions and the increased power of a desktop computer. On the other hand, if you are a film student or an avid gamer, you may want to go with a desktop computer, unless you have the expendable income to purchase a high end laptop.