What you want to so with your computer will very much influence which kind you will buy. There is the laptop which you can take anywhere, or the big desktop variety which needs to stay put. Take usage etc into consideration before parting with your hard earned cash.
Both of these machines have certain limitations, and deciding on what your main usage will be will make your decision a lot easier.
I would choose a laptop over a desktop computer any day of the week, no question. They work just as well, they do everything that a desktop does but the sheer fact that I can take it anywhere and use it anywhere is the big advantage it has over your standard desktop computer.
The big thing for me about laptops is that everything is built into the device, so you don’t need to find a great expanse of space to fit it into. No need to try and fit in monitors, keyboards etc.
There are a lot of people, who will designate a spot in their home for their computer, so they assume that they need a desktop. A laptop can be used in the same way just by keeping its charger plugged in to the mains. Printing is just as easy with a laptop especially with the new wireless printers that are available now.
Another major advantage that laptops have over a desktop is that they have a wireless Internet capability. This is a great feature wherever you are with your laptop you switch it on and it will pick up any internet connection in the area and you won’t pay a penny.
One of the big disadvantages of desktops is the fact you have to pay for your own internet through a service provider. These will happily take your money every month but there is no guarantee regarding the stability or the speed of your connection.
Laptops can now be picked up for very reasonable prices, a couple of hundred bucks in some places. Add to this the advantages I’ve already listed and I seriously think that Laptops are the only way to go.