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post #31 of 44
A lap top. I don't know how anyone can live without one to be honest?

I have a desk top computer but haven't used it for 2 years.

At school I only use a desk top and at Kieran's house 50/50.

I don't understand why people say laptops have small keyboards? My laptop keyboard is bigger then my desktop keyboard.....

post #32 of 44
I have a laptop. I really see no point in a desktop, the laptop can do everything a desktop can do, but it has the added bonus of being portable. We have a desktop in our home, but I never use it, Its just so much more convienent to curl up on the couch with the laptop than to be stuck at a desk.
post #33 of 44
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I'm confused about the keyboard thoughts... the only thing different that I can tell between the keyboard size is that there's no numbers pad on the laptop? I never used it on the keyboard to begin with, so I don't miss it.
mine has a number pad

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I don't understand why people say laptops have small keyboards? My laptop keyboard is bigger then my desktop keyboard.....
I was wondering the same.... my keyboard is the same size as the average keyboard.
post #34 of 44
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A lap top. I don't know how anyone can live without one to be honest?

I have a desk top computer but haven't used it for 2 years.

At school I only use a desk top and at Kieran's house 50/50.

I don't understand why people say laptops have small keyboards? My laptop keyboard is bigger then my desktop keyboard.....

I use my laptop because hubby has his music programs on the desk top so he uses that one. Since I just won a lap top, I guess I'll be stuck with laptops. I do use a wireless mouse with the laptop because I really hate using the touch pad. I find it very cumbersome but am amazed at how fast some folks are able to negotiate it.

As for the keyboard, I don't know if it's so much that it is smaller than that the keys are flatter than on a regular keyboard. I find when my nails get a bit longer if I'm growing them out for a special occasion like the Christmas party and such, that I have difficulty typing on the laptop. It may be different if one is a hunt and peck typist versus a touch typist - I don't know.
post #35 of 44
For the folks who prefer the regular mouse over the touchpad, my guess is that if you used the touchpad for a while, you'd get used to it. I actually think I prefer the touchpad now (hated it at first)....I don't have to move my hands at all. I type with my fingers and when I want to move somewhere, I just negotiate the touchpad with my thumbs. It did take a while to get used to, but now it seems awkward to have to move my hand somewhere else when I want to move the cursor on a desktop!
post #36 of 44
I have and love my laptop!! Although I wish I could afford a Mac so I can skype with all my friends away at college! I can take my laptop to school and get on the internet there because itis wireless....its amazing!!! I cant stand having to stay in one place with a desktop, my laptop goes with me everywhere!!!
post #37 of 44
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
As for the keyboard, I don't know if it's so much that it is smaller than that the keys are flatter than on a regular keyboard. I find when my nails get a bit longer if I'm growing them out for a special occasion like the Christmas party and such, that I have difficulty typing on the laptop. It may be different if one is a hunt and peck typist versus a touch typist - I don't know.
I'm an all-finger fast typist, and you're right - when you're fingernails are longer it is a problem because the keys are shorter. Perhaps that's where the difference arose in my "I'm a fingernail polish spaz" thread - because you're right about the keys being shorter on a laptop and that being a problem when your nails are longer. I only use a laptop.
post #38 of 44
I personally prefer my laptop over my desk top. I took some getting used to the touchpad but after I got used to my middle finger cramping up from scrolling around TCS (lol) it hasnt bothered me since then. I rent to own my current lap top but Im thinking about trading in and getting one of those mini notebooks but I have to go look and see because I need a cd burner to rip all five million of my bfs cds so I have copies for myself. I also like my lap top because when we go to bfs dads house he has wireless so I can just pack up my comp and take it with to keep surfing on here and I can do my major downloading and stuff there with their high speed internet because my dial up sucks!
post #39 of 44
I don't own a laptop, but on the rare occasion I've used one, I hate it! The keyboard is just so tiny and the buttons are in different places. Not sure I could stand to type on one too often. I guess I would get used to it though if I had one.
post #40 of 44
Definitely a laptop!
The keyboard takes some getting used to... but after a couple days the typing will be so smooth My mom uses the desktop, and I use the laptop.

But every person is different! Take a look here and see what you think: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/faq-...s-desktop.html

post #41 of 44
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I have and love my laptop!! Although I wish I could afford a Mac so I can skype with all my friends away at college! I can take my laptop to school and get on the internet there because itis wireless....its amazing!!! I cant stand having to stay in one place with a desktop, my laptop goes with me everywhere!!!
You don't need a Mac to Skype. I don't actually use Skype as much as I expected to, but I'm a PC user and so are most, if not all, of the people I connect with that way.

However, desktop vs laptop: I have desktop both at home and at work, but every so often have occasion to use a laptop. While I could certainly appreciate the portability, I have never gotten used to laptop keyboards, and would insist on a regular mouse. So for the forseeable future, I think I'll be sticking with desktop.
post #42 of 44
For the price of a laptop, I can get a fantastic desktop that can be upgraded and last a number of years.
post #43 of 44
Netbook!

I even have one of the little bitty, first ones that started popping up. Asus Eee PC, 4g. It has half a gig ram, 4g solid state disk (no hard drive), 7" screen. My fingers never liked the regular keyboards, this one is much smaller than most laptops, let alone desktop keyboards. It's perfect. You get used to the touchpad. Fits in my purse, and is sturdy, and lightweight.
post #44 of 44
I have a Desktop. I've never used a Laptop.
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