The choice of selecting either a laptop or a desktop can be a difficult one. The answer is it really depends on the users computing practices and daily responsibilities. Laptops are more expensive so we do want to make sure users requesting a laptop are going to make good use of it. For instance, if you are someone who needs to be mobile, whether it while on campus or traveling outside of campus, a gaming laptops under 1000 is a good option for you. Administrators, business executives, Directors, or anyone attending a lot of meetings where you may wish to have access to your applications and files or take notes via your computer would prefer to have laptops but users who mainly perform their duties at their desks and rarely travel would benefit most from a desktop computer that will have more resources and larger screen sizes.

The main benefit of a laptop is its portability. Those who travel for work or attend regular meetings on campus can take their computer along. In addition, our new VPN (virtual private network) system will now allow you to connect your Cornell laptop directly to our network from anywhere with a reliable Internet connection as if you were sitting in your office.

Although the benefit of mobility is very important and in many cases out way the disadvantages associated with a laptop, it is important to acknowledge the disadvantages. Laptops generally have smaller screens and keyboards than desktops, they also lack docking stations. Generally, they have smaller capacities than desktops of the same relative cost. They also have smaller and slower hard drive, slower processors and less memory (RAM). Repair of laptops are also more difficult and takes more time. Laptops are harder, or in some cases impossible, to upgrade (memory, etc), inherently more vulnerable to damage and theft, may require more technical skill to operate than desktops, Power management issues and a host of other issues.

However, despite all the noted disadvantages of laptops and its use, research has shown that is the first choice of students and researchers because of the flexibility it provides and the ease at which it canbe moved around. Despite the relatively high cost as compared to desktops, many people still prefer to use laptops instead of desktops.