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Laptop vs Desktop

Updated on February 25, 2016
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I have been using a laptop for about 12 years. I love the portability and power that my Toshibas have.

Bob's Toshiba Laptop

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5 Top Reasons I Will Buy A Laptop

These Are The Things That Get Me Excited

Number 5

They look so cool

I am into the high tech look, shiny black case, silver trim, sleek slim lines (try saying that 15 times fast)

Number 4

The keyboards are easy to use

I find that the key layout is very easy for me to utilize with my short stubby fingers

Number 3

Great Customer Service

The few times that I have had to call for help, I received really good support, friendly and knowledgeable people

Number 2


When ever I want to go someplace and use my computer, I just unplug the power cord and off I go. When I get to my destination, my Toshiba fires right up and I can go online or do my work with no delays

My Number ONE reason to buy a laptop


Laptops are just like that pink bunny you see running around on TV, they just keep going and going.

I have had so few problems over the years that I can truthfully say my computing has been a joy of no drama and no visits to the repair shop.

There you have it, my top 5 reasons for buying a laptop.

If you are in the market for a new computer, these reason may be enough to sway you over to my way of thinking and give you that happy computing experience we all want.

More Reasons To Make This Your Computer Selection

I love my laptop because it is so portable and easy to use. It weighs a lot less than a desktop and doesn't require a dedicated spot.

One Thing I Like About A Laptop - Is The Variety Of Screen Sizes

You Can Get A Laptop In A Screen Size From Under about 11 Inches to Over 18 Inches. Great for what ever your needs might be.

In today's active and mobile society, a screen size to fit your needs, is very easy to find. If you are replacing a desktop, an 18 inch screen can be every bit as effective as a 20 inch screen that sits on your desk.

What's even better is that you can take your laptop anywhere you might want to go. Think about doing your work in front of the TV while you catch up on your favorite shows. Most of us can multi task, so watching TV and working on a laptop isn't much of a stretch.

I have found that a small screen, such as an 11 incher, can take the place of a desktop and a tablet. So much work can be done on a small screen these days: think about how many things you do on your telephone. I guess people are just getting used to working with smaller screens.

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My Laptops Have Really Been Tough

I have Used And Abused Them And They Kept On Working

My wife and I are avid travelers and have used travel trailers, motorhomes,cars and popup trailers.

On most of our journeys we have both taken out laptops so we could keep up with the world and communicate with the family.

Generally I just threw our laptops into a soft sided carrying case, with no padding and into a closet or trunk they went. When ever we took them out for use, they fired right up and we could do what ever we were inclined to do. At wi-fi spots we got on with no problem and even in the wilderness we were able to write our e-mails or letters for future sending when we got the internet.

I guess it never occurred to me that my laptop would not survive the travel and treatment and thankfully neither of them ever let us down. I love my laptop and I'm sure I will never travel without one, but I think I will start using a better padded case and will probably take a little better care of my electronic friend.

Research Is Done, Now To Purchase My New Laptop

Hi There

My name is "BOB'S COMPUTER" and I want to tell you why you should buy one of my laptop brothers, sisters, cousins...

OK OK I'm being a little silly right now, pretending I'm having my computer talk to you. But today is the day that can really make me excited.

I think I have convinced my wife that I should buy a new computer. My research is complete and I know I am going with another laptop instead of a desktop computer. Since I have had 3 Toshibas in the past and my wife also has one, I am planning on upgrading to another one.

Whay get a laptop?

A laptop means that your world of electronics can go any where you are

Computer lovers, I need your answers

Which type of computer do you prefer?

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Want To See One In Action - These Videos Will Give You A Brief Overview

Laptops are really easy to use, check this out.

The Most Important Things About Buying A Laptop

Make sure it fits your hand size, buy one that has a great reputation for reliability, make sure you get enough memory-at least 2gb, if it's going to be always on the go-get one that is light and has a long life battery

Some Times It's Fun To Try And Get A Deal - Bid Away On A Laptop, Maybe It's Your Lucky Day

Laptops can be great bargains if you take the time to do some research and then work the bidding process on Ebay.

Many times you can find a fully loaded Toshiba laptop that someone is selling, simply because they want the latest and greatest new models. Believe me, last years laptop that has all the bells and whistles will provide you with a wonderful computing experience for years to come. Much of the time you could just spend a few dollars and upgrade the RAM, which will give you better performance than a new machine.

Keep an eye out for a refurbished model from a reputable seller. Even though the description says refurbished, it might just mean that someone returned the unit to buy a different model or maybe they just wanted a different color.

Use Ebay to search out great bargains on laptops and you might be surprised with what you can get for your money.

Do You Own A Laptop? - If You Do, Why Not Give The Top 5 Reasons Why You Bought One

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    • KandH profile image

      KandH 5 years ago

      Yes I do :) I've used lots of different types of computers (personal and at work) over the years, and used to buy Dell but switched to Toshiba a few years ago.

    • IMKZRNU2 profile image

      IMKZRNU2 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      I have not tried a Toshiba laptop but your lens has gotten me to look into one for my next purchase. I have had very good luck with my HP - both laptop and desktop - but do like the Toshiba brand. Thanks for the informative lens.