Laptop versus PC

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Which electronic device is better for programming?

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It really is not which one is better for programming, but, which one is easier for you to work with.  A laptop you can take with you and when you have a brain storm, you can open it up on the spot and begin to code right then and there, while, with a desktop, you are confined to a desk and all you can do is walk around the room, mutter to yourself and other such trivial things.  A laptop can handle Microsoft Visual Basic, Python, and other programming software.  So, it is really up to you in where you want to go with it.

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  • Nathan Simon
    What I have found is if you get a good laptop or more specifically an Ultrabook, something with a Core i5, 4-8GB of ram, and here is the biggest thing, an SSD drive, any SSD drive will make your experience 10-fold. If you are worried about desktop vs laptop for data crunching, nowadays, its more about the iOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second).I will say it again, ANY Ultrabook with an SSD drive will be a whole new experience, I have gone SSD and will never go back!So I would suggest an Ultrabook!Just my 2 cents.
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  • TomLiotta
    Neither is "better". It depends on what you will be doing and how you'll be doing it. I generally use a laptop for convenience, but the vast majority of my programming is done on a server, through a session that I start with my laptop. Some is done on a desktop PC, through a RDP session started with my laptop. For you, there's no way for us to know what is "best". -- Tom
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  • jinteik
    it actually depends on which device you are comfy with and it depends if you are working from home or office.
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