Are Desktop Computers Still Relevant?
Looking at a new computer purchase? While many are flocking to mobile options like tablets, smartphones, and the humble laptop, the desktop computer still has an important place in the world. It may be a bit old school to some, but the simple reality is that only the desktop PC is the superior choice in a number of settings.
Power Minus Batteries
One of the biggest problems with today’s mobile devices is the need to charge up. This is never an issue with desktop PCs. They’re always plugged in, thus always charged and ready to go. Add that to the fact that no matter how much multi-tasking you’re doing (two screens, online meetings, and serious gaming) and you still won’t drain the batteries, and you have a level of power today’s other devices simply can never meet.
Need more space? Add it. Need a new sound card for seriously loud games? Add it. Want better graphics? Switch out the graphics card. Desktop PCs are like owning your own home. You can add on as much or as little as you like. Mobile devices, though, are like renting a flat. You can’t add on. You can’t even change the wall colour in most cases. You’re stuck with what you get from day one.
How many USB ports does your iPad have? Almost laughable, isn’t it? What about your laptop? You’re probably only talking about two or three there. Desktops come with five to seven ports, standard. You can also add more to that equation at will, supporting as many add-on technologies as you like, including a small mug warmer to keep that coffee hot as you work.
Still think desktop PCs are completely obsolete? Hardly, and the chances are good that even as things get more mobile by the minute, they won’t be any time soon.