[TotW] Laptop or Tower?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Dekades, Aug 31, 2020.

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  1. Dekades

    Dekades Community Cowboy Staff Member

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    Not mine, but you get the idea.

    My first PC was a Gateway 2000 Holiday XL that came with a huge tower. It had 8 MB of RAM and a 1 GB hard disk drive. It was sporting a brand new Windows 95 and I was in love with the thing. Eventually I got into building my computer and for years saved up money for parts and it became one upgrade game after another.

    As I got older my preferences and tastes changed. Technology got exponentially better and computers became more about work than games and I started using laptops once they got to a decent size and not the cinder blocks they used to be. This is also how I discovered Razer. They were making good looking laptops while other companies were producing textbook sized calculators and Apple was kicking everyone's asses.

    Fast forward to the present. We're in the middle of a pandemic, hunkering down at home and I find myself spending a LOT more time in front of the computer and playing a lot more games and I start to entertain the idea of going back to a custom made tower. I'll always have a Blade on me, but having something a bit more powerful, robust and work-stationary sounds appealing. But if I had to choose, which would I choose?

    Which would you choose? For this week's Thread of the Week, you can only have one. A laptop or a tower. Which is it and why? Like and comment for a chance at the weekly reward. Additionally, two good comments will receive a smaller reward as well.

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  2. M-S-G

    M-S-G Well-Known Member

    Yes, I also built a desktop again 2 months ago. The blades are great but for a good performance you can really get a desktop. My 13" blade is currently only in the drawer and is rarely taken out. Especially for gambling it is more fun. But I also like my blade very much. It's just a nice piece of technology.
     
  3. dodo_0

    dodo_0 Well-Known Member

    "Tower" or "Laptop" it depends on your needs in my opinion.

    - If I choose "Tower" it will be because I can build it like I want to be, it's more powerful, can be used for more years, easier and cheaper maintain, you know where it is always :sweat_smile::joy:

    - If I choose "Laptop" it will be because I want to have it in any room at my home and anywhere I go to travel and not worry about being able to do my work or play games with friends, also if I don't have the space for "Tower" or maybe even better I just want to be lazy af :sweat_smile::joy:

    I have "Tower" and "Laptop" if that matters and yes the "Laptop" gives you more freedom.
     
  4. .Surf.

    .Surf. Well-Known Member

    I would really love to have a Blade for my own to be able to play on it and even work whenever i'm away from home, but i gotta stay with the desktop one. I too have been using desktop for as long as i know how to use it. I did study and work on some computer too but my heart is with my desktop and my desk and my Razer peripherals and rgb and so on. I'm trying to improve it as much as i can.
     
  5. Gibson7

    Gibson7 Well-Known Member

    i used to prefer tower back when i was younger and more into fixing, upgrading the parts etc. but as i got into college, work and more travelling, i prefer the laptop's mobility. so, it really boils down to how it suits your current lifestyle.
     
  6. aiyionman

    aiyionman Well-Known Member

    No loose parts and Mobility = Laptop
    Easy and budget-free upgrades = Tower

    But I still prefer laptops although it's more pricey to get the specs that I wanted.
     
  7. babideebabidoo

    babideebabidoo Well-Known Member

    Tower for sure. Much easier to upgrade, and user-friendly for introverts like me.
     
  8. magictim

    magictim Well-Known Member

    A laptop is essentially under any circumstances, not only capability, but also portable. You can shift anywhere by unplugging the power brick, although desktop would have a better performance.

    I always choose a laptop for resale value and hygiene maintenance. When trading a second-hand device, a laptop is a much convenient for the buyer to test and avoid hardware compatibility issues. I remember when the old-time that I using a desktop, the box was all full of dust...
     
  9. bSteakkk

    bSteakkk Well-Known Member

    I remember the pc i first played solitaire on. it looks exactly like that! man im getting old lol
     
  10. Sye_The-Vie

    Sye_The-Vie Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Windows 95 and MS paint. Good times

    HP Pavilion Pentium 1 was my first PC
    Now everything is small and compacted and packs a punch. How far the evolution of technology has come.

    What is RAZERs next production in line? Hologram keyboards?
    Really looking forward to RAZER gaming chairs
     
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  11. SylvanasMage

    SylvanasMage Well-Known Member

    Laptop for mobility
     
  12. mozila80

    mozila80 Well-Known Member

    i choose tower, cuz we can customize it
     
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  13. Sacius

    Sacius Well-Known Member

    I was sceptical about laptops couple years ago, until I got one, no more desktops for me for sure
     
  14. Stanull

    Stanull Well-Known Member

    Tower anytime any day
     
  15. jakw0lf

    jakw0lf Well-Known Member

    My first preference is always tower due to its biggest plus, that's the upgradability. And so if i am given both the options and asked to choose i will always go with the Tower.

    But if i'm on the move, i will get a medium spec'd gaming laptop:smile_: and keep it with me. As traveling is sometimes unavoidable for work or personal/holiday scenarios.

    In short, its a tough choice. I will always select both and keep to be frank. LOL.
     
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  16. wrathdog

    wrathdog Member

    Both answers

    Tower for Gaming Build or Server Build at home

    Laptop to bring everywhere outside

    if you are smart use your tower outside (Just kidding Don't)
     
  17. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I mean with laptops you always pay more and end up with less performance than a similarly specced tower. I mean you pay for portability not just in terms of money but also a loss in performance and usually bad thermals as compared to towers.
     
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  18. IbisXXIV

    IbisXXIV New Member

    Razer Tomahawk with a 3090 and Intel Gen 11 please.
     
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  19. pancholr

    pancholr Well-Known Member

    Tower always, for best performance and air cooling.
     
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  20. JulianKapa

    JulianKapa Well-Known Member

    I had one laptop - a mid-2012 Macbook Pro which I needed for school at the time. Soon after, we moved onto iPads when they were required. I sold my laptop 2 or 3 years ago. I then started university but still didn't require a laptop, as the campus had enough desktops available - all new and with i5 or i7. A few times I did use my phone where a laptop would've been much more productive though. I never used it at home as I've got a tower, which I've changed several parts on.
    I don't like the idea of buying a laptop which doesn't have interchangeable parts - is there even such thing anymore? (apart from RAM & storage) - but sometimes it is necessary for portability.
     
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