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    Hello.

    What are you using and why? A laptop or a PC?
    A PC is good for gaming and video editing stuff while laptop is good for vacation and for internet surfing.
    For a few months I will buy my first gaming laptop. I will play just CS 1.6 and Minecraft.

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    Hi @Mihailo,
    I'm currently using a laptop for my personal use. I don't need a PC for my use, as I keep travelling often and portability is a big.concern for me. I don't use my laptop for any professional work. Just like you, I use it for gaming, movies and all that stuff. My laptop is currently running on Windows 7, how about yours?

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    I use a laptop. I use it for work. I work from home blog posting, freelance writing, and forum posting. I have a PC, but would rather use a laptop. With the PC I feel stranded, stuck in one place because until I am done doing whatever I have to sit right where the PC is located. I like the laptop best because I can basically take it anywhere. I have it in bed with me, in the living room, or outside. Plus, I can do anything on my laptop I do on my PC.

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    I use a laptop because it is mobile. I can take it with me anywhere and work. You can't do that with a PC. I do lot of work online. I need my internet services to be portable. A laptop can be used for all of the same things as a regular PC, but you can take it with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nailah783 View Post
    I use a laptop because it is mobile. I can take it with me anywhere and work. You can't do that with a PC. I do lot of work online. I need my internet services to be portable. A laptop can be used for all of the same things as a regular PC, but you can take it with you.
    That's exactly my point nailah. I prefer a laptop because of its portability factor and that's the biggest concern for me. I am able to do almost all of my work on my laptop, I don't need a PC for my personal use. I think a laptop can do all those things that a PC does, so I would always pick a laptop over PC because I could carry it with me anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waqsi View Post
    Hi @Mihailo,
    I'm currently using a laptop for my personal use. I don't need a PC for my use, as I keep travelling often and portability is a big.concern for me. I don't use my laptop for any professional work. Just like you, I use it for gaming, movies and all that stuff. My laptop is currently running on Windows 7, how about yours?
    I am using a computer for everything, playing games, forum posting, video editing, watching youtube videos and etc.
    I am running Windows 7, I have no plans on upgrading my OS to Windows 10.

    For a few weeks, I will buy my first Asus laptop. I hope I will use it smart

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    What an I using? What am I not using would be an easier question to answer. Desktop PC for work, tablet for general light browsing, laptop for watching shows and the odd bit of gaming, and a smartphone for anything else.

    That's it there even IS anything else...

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    I am using a PC for the reasons you stated Mihailo. I will never consider changing to a laptop since I am a Gamer, and you know what gamers need, raw power. Generally speaking, PCs are the best choice for heavily demanding activities. Also, You can easily upgrade them, unlike Laptops, which aren't upgradable and customizable as much as PCs.

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    I am using a gaming PC. I don't consider laptops viable for "heavier" professional use, though many people do, so in my opinion, gaming laptops are a waste of time. They are expensive, heavier than most other laptops and they overheat easily. But, since you stated that you will only be playing CS and Minecraft you will probably be OK with a cheaper laptop. And, like @Masafi said, they are not upgradable.

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    I use a laptop just because of its portability factor. As I need to travel a lot, a desktop will not be suitable for me. But I think a desktop is more convenient to use.

    I don't agree on the fact that laptops are not durable. My first laptop was an IBM Think pad which lasted for around ten years and it finally died because of rough use. I think ten years is a very good period for a laptop or PC. I currently use a Toshiba Satellite laptop which I think is not durable as Thinkpad. It seems to be very fragile and the hinge always create problems. I got it repaired once and still problem persists. Another issue is appearance of thin lines across the screen which will disappear after sometime. But it is an inconvenience. I don't know if it will create any issues on its performance in future.

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    Desktop at office, Laptop at home, tablet and smartphone when traveling. Now its getting more and more cloud based, even got a camera that can directly upload photos to google drive.
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    Laptop, tablet and a smartphone everywhere I go. I have like a small bag where I put everything in.
    My favourite pass times in these things are games. I loved video games since I was five years. Let us call it an obsession.

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    I love games too, but I am not keen playing it in smartphones or tablets. I only use my laptop for gaming, reading and surfing net. I don't have a tablet though. I use my smartphone mainly for making calls and texting. But sometimes I use it to go online in case of any urgency. Using smartphones for a long time gives me a headache.

    I hate typing in touch-phones. I need a keyboard wide enough to type comfortably which only a laptop or desktop can provide. Yes, there are tablets in which keyboards can be attached. But I don't like their compact screens.

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    I would like a desktop, if I wanted a portable computer, I will prefer a tablet. I just feel more comfortable with a desktop and I love the fact it can handle more abuse as long as you have a decent fan. Desktops can also handle games much more better and it is easier to find parts for desktop if you need it repaired.

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    Currently, I'm using a budget gaming PC. I've been more than happy with the performance for the price that I spent on it, it can max out star wars battlefront 3 and also GTA V (with the occasional stutter) at around 30-40 FPS. I think k desktop PC's are much better than laptos for gaming, as you get better value for your money (gaming laptops are VERY expensive!) And also, you can futureproof, and upgrade your PC alot easier than a laptop. My slecs are below:

    Fractal Design Core Case
    XFX R7 260x GPU with 2GB VRAM (Overclocked to 1075 MHz)
    AMD Athlon X4 860K, 3.7GHz Quad Core
    8GB Corsair Vengeance RAM clocked at 1600MHz
    Asus A88XM-A Motherboard
    1TB Seagate 7200rpm HDD
    Windows 10
    450W Corsair VS Power Supply

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    I'm using both almost always via rdp. I keep my laptops closed and still one and I use them like a virtual machine from my desktop using rdp.

    I'll use a laptop when not in front of a desktop to rdp into the desktop, which in turn is connected to other laptops and other systems.

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    I am using laptop for working online. My desktop malfunctioned that's why all I gotta use is my laptop.

    I have a Windows tablet which I use for gaming and watching videos. However, I seldom play so I often use it more for watching videos.

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    I am currently using a gaming PC, which is two and a half years old. I will be upgrading my GPU to a better version very soon. I also use my desktop for everything such as, working, surfing, and socializing. I didn't and won't use Laptops since PCs are just better for my cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masafi View Post
    I am currently using a gaming PC, which is two and a half years old. I will be upgrading my GPU to a better version very soon. I also use my desktop for everything such as, working, surfing, and socializing. I didn't and won't use Laptops since PCs are just better for my cause.
    I am so jelous,I wanted to buy a Gaming PC not only because I am a gamer but I heard they were more durable than most PC's. I do use a desktop but It is kind of dated and needs some updating. I needed more Ram and a new video card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    I am so jelous,I wanted to buy a Gaming PC not only because I am a gamer but I heard they were more durable than most PC's. I do use a desktop but It is kind of dated and needs some updating. I needed more Ram and a new video card.
    A gaming PC isn't much different than a high performance PC. And you can improve the performance of almost any machine drastically by changing the ram and video card--they're also two of the cheapest ways.