The trend that we’ve seen on campus leans toward laptops.
- Laptops simply offer more flexibility and with wireless internet access all over campus, you can be truly mobile and can work from anywhere on campus including the library and other areas where students gather.
- When working on group projects it can be very convenient to have your computer with you and many student enjoy taking notes in class right on their computer.
When buying a laptop, you want one that is durable as they do take a beating over time. You definitely want to opt for a 3-year warranty as hardware failure rates in laptops are greater than desktops.
Students that choose desktops are usually people that use their computer for other things that require the flexibility of upgrades. Gamers, video editors, and musicians. The disadvantage is of course mobility, and when traveling between college and home it can be quite annoying to have to bring your desktop and monitor with you.