6/12: Desktops vs. Laptops

June 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Science & Tech, Tech Box, Tech Tidbits

Computers…They’re everywhere!  So, just how many Americans have them gracing their desktop?  What about laptops?  Here’s what The Marist Poll discovered.



– More U.S. residents have a desktop computer (72%) than do a laptop computer (51%).

– 78% of employed Americans report having a desktop computer while 60% have a laptop.

Table: Have Desktop Computer
Table: Have Laptop Computer

Marist Poll Methodology

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8 Responses to “6/12: Desktops vs. Laptops”

  1. Sales Engineer on July 19th, 2009 11:13 am

    Laptops have caught up with desktops (bad name, because they usually sit under a desk) in terms of computing power, so they have a clear advantage in consuming less real estate than their older cousins. The prices have dropped dramatically also, in comparison with desktops. About the only disadvantages are that you work with a slightly less convenient keyboard and the monitor may be a little smaller than you could have with a desktop. I used to think that laptops were a pretentious fashion item, but now I’m converted.

  2. Bubbles Games on January 8th, 2010 3:39 pm

    With all due respect to Laptops, as lont that you stick with Office and Internet utilities, laptops has the advantage ( espcially with their dropping rates), BUT when talking about performance there’s still a huge advantage to the desktops ( speaking as a proud owner of XPS ,that’s still doesn’t compare to an average desktop.
    Work= laptop, games and heavy 3D software= Desktop.

  3. aspire on May 7th, 2010 2:19 pm

    now the notebook market is in times higher than the market of computer systems.

  4. TV Series Forum : on October 27th, 2010 5:31 pm

    desktop computers these days gets obsolete the day that they are shipped considering how fast technology updates”:;

  5. Contact Paper · on November 13th, 2010 9:38 am

    desktop computers with Intel i5 cores are the best because they are very very fast and great for multitasking :::

  6. Justin Bieber games on January 28th, 2011 7:32 am

    Generally i think the future is into laptops and smart phones. The era of desktops is over, sadly.

  7. Iceberg on June 3rd, 2011 10:54 am

    It’s really a matter of convenience versus performance.

  8. Iceberg on June 3rd, 2011 10:59 am

    I should add that desktops are much more affordable these days. That, combined with the lack of wear and tear on desktops because they are not transported, makes them a better investment, arguably.

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