If you are considering getting a PC, cost and purpose play a big role. The prices for a stand PC start at little less rate. The big advantage is that you can first buy a basic framework and then use more expensive and better components afterwards.
With most tower PCs, you can subsequently change elements such as hard drive, graphics card and memory. It is best to find out to what extent the device can be upgraded before buying. The choice of mainboard is particularly relevant in Jung tech.
The trend in PC size is moving towards desktop PCs so that you can place the computer on the desk next to your peripherals. However, the smaller the device, the more difficult it is to install or replace components at a later date. Still, you will find enormously powerful mini PCs.
If you already own a keyboard, mouse, and monitor, you don’t need to spend any more money on these components. If you buy a laptop, you always pay extra for these components because they cannot be deselected. Another advantage is that you can change the screen size later. Depending on the situation, a new graphics card is worthwhile if the resolution is no longer suitable.
After a while, you can usually unscrew and clean a PC yourself. This is necessary when dust collects around the fan. Cleaning a laptop is more difficult, especially for laypeople.
Advantages of a laptop
The biggest advantage of a laptop is that you can take it with you wherever you go and you don’t have to work near an electrical outlet. You can use other networks while on the move via WLAN and go online.
Depending on the device, the weight is between around one kilogram for the MacBook Air and 4 kilograms and more for gaming notebooks. In some cases, you can retrofit RAM and hard disk at a later date. This is often associated with more effort than with a stand PC. Some manufacturers no longer give a guarantee for these cases.
You have to decide which screen size and resolution you want to use before buying. It is the same with the keyboard. If you use the laptop in a permanent place, you can alternatively attach an additional monitor and another keyboard.
A major disadvantage is when there is a defect in the laptop. Often the entire device has to be sent in to analyze and repair the exact source of the error. This can result in high costs that are often close to the original price.
A laptop has fewer interfaces than a floor-standing PC. If you need more USB ports, an extension via a USB hub is suitable.