Views on laptop vs tower choice of 2

  ripvan 14:43 01 Feb 2008

I am replacing my desktop and looking at these2 budget pc's.For general use,internet,music download etc.
laptop- Acer gemstone 17 inch screen 7520 TK55 2 *1.8ghz up to 800MHz FSB, 512KB L2 Cache geforce 7000 with 128 meg graphics .1gig mem 80 gig hardrive £370

tower-HP A6210 AMD 64*2 4000+ 2.1 ghz with NVIDIA NForce 430 chipset,1 gig ram, 64 meg graphics 250 gig HD £300
both windows vista.Is the laptop the worth £70 more?
any views kindly appreciated.

  Technotiger 14:59 01 Feb 2008

Hi, IMHO ... No. A desktop tower is going to outlast most laptops any day. Thinking in terms of expanding and keeping up-to-date with internals - and a desktop is so much easier to work on whenever it becomes necessary.

  woodchip 15:22 01 Feb 2008

Desktops are more readily repaired or upgraded, Laptops you are just about stuck with what you buy and repairs are costly

  ripvan 16:24 01 Feb 2008

would there be any noticable difference in performance between them in day to day use?

  Border View 16:25 01 Feb 2008

My first computer was a tower. I then purchased an Acer Laptop. Fantastic piece of kit. But.... and a big BUT Given the choice again I would go for a tower. You can get a larger screne if you want and bits within the tower can be upgraded.

Ask yourself what do you need your computer for. Does it need to be portable? Am I realy that strapped for space? All in all I would go for a tower, not necessarily an HP. I prefer Acer workmanship. But that is just my choice.

Good luck.

  Technotiger 16:45 01 Feb 2008

I believe the Tower quoted will give better performance than the Laptop.

  Pineman100 17:05 01 Feb 2008

As Barmoor says, the important question is what do you want to do with your computer?

If you just want to stick it on the desk and use it in thesame place every day, then go for the desktop tower without doubt.

A laptop is only advisable if you need its compactness and portability. In every other way, pound for pound, a desktop should be superior.

  dumb_haddock 17:10 01 Feb 2008

given the choice, i would pick the tower definitely.

BTW, depending on your level of expertise you could build your own.

One i bought recently:
Asus P5K-V click here
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz click here
Corsair DDR2 click here

That list comes 2 about £200. The rest is your choice.

Hope this helps


  rossgolf 17:15 01 Feb 2008

click here

great for deisgnin a dream computer a very low cost

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