The 5 Reasons to Buy a Desktop: A Love Story

The Top five reasons you should buy a desktop and the reasons I love mine.

I love my desktop. I’m one of the few people I know who still owns one, but you won’t convince me to sell it anytime soon. I have a special relationship to my desktop and I think that if you are looking into a gaming computer, it’s worth the extra inconvenience of immobility to invest in an old-fashioned tower. These are five reasons why.

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That Sexy Screen

Of course this is a gaming desktop, because you are a gamer. You want your game to look nice? No modern laptop will have a screen bigger than a desktop. Mine screen is twenty-three inches, and I love every inch. Friends come over to watch shows. I can have so many tabs in chrome before it gives me the little + of shame. Mostly, though, landscapes in games look great. everything is absolutely beautiful in games. You don’t get that on a laptop.

You Can Build It; They Will Come

You build a desktop in ways that you don’t build a laptop. You can throw in extra RAM, more memory, different video cards, and more until you have created the greatest machine. It’s like a Frankenstein monster of awesome that you create yourself.

The customization is endless. I have a laptop I won from the mob (a story for another day) that I got at almost exactly the same time I got my desktop, but my desktop is faster, stronger, and can process better because I picked out the modifications instead of just living with what Dell decides are good features.

Money. Money. Money.

If you compare desktops and laptops with identical features, the desktops are cheaper. I don’t know why. Ask an economist.

FIX IT. FIX IT. FIX IT.

Computers break. My experience with laptops is that when they break you have to get a new one. My experience with desktops is that you get out your screwdriver (or call your dad or brother or neighbor with a screwdriver) and replace the fan or motherboard or whatever. That saves money too.

Sound.

Laptop speakers are really tiny. You can add external speakers, but it looks a lot less strange on your desk nest to your external keyboard and external mouse. Pretend to be normal. Get a desktop.


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