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6/12: Desktops vs. Laptops


6/12: Desktops vs. Laptops

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

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  1. Iceberg

    June 3, 2011 at 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.

  2. Iceberg

    June 3, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    It’s really a matter of convenience versus performance.

  3. Justin Bieber games

    January 28, 2011 at 7:32 AM

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

  4. Contact Paper ·

    November 13, 2010 at 9:38 AM

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

  5. TV Series Forum :

    October 27, 2010 at 5:31 PM

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

  6. aspire

    May 7, 2010 at 2:19 PM

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

  7. Bubbles Games

    January 8, 2010 at 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.

  8. Sales Engineer

    July 19, 2009 at 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.

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