Laptop vs. Desktop: Which is right for university students

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                                                                                            Mar.10, 2008

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                                                                                            Niya Sang

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                                                                                   Critical Comparison Assignment

             Laptop vs. Desktop: Which is right for university students?


           Nowadays, computer plays a very important role in our society. Many university students are faced with a choice as to whether to purchase a laptop or a desktop computer to use for their study purposes. It seems so hard to make a decision. For university students who want to purchase computers, before they make the final decision, it is always necessary to ask themselves about the following types of questions:

  1. Where will you use computer?
  2. What are you going to be doing with you r computer? What sort of demands will you place on this machine?
  3. What sort of hardware upgrades do you plan on doing in the future?
  4. How much money are you willing to spend?
  5. What do you want for your money- power or convenience?
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   Consider answers to each of the questions, it might be easier for them to make a decision. My critical comparison will access which of these choices would be best for the needs of university students. Based on the questions I mentioned above, I am going to look at the advantages and disadvantages of both laptops and desktops from four different areas. There are: 1. Performances; 2. Portability; 3. Size and space; 4. Price.



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