Content creators need a powerful, flexible computer with excellent memory, so they can continue to create high-quality copy time and time again. However, many are often torn between investing in a laptop or desktop. For this reason, we are comparing the benefits of both to help you identify the best solution for your needs.
A content creator often needs to choose between power and portability. Those looking for a flexible computer they can easily transport from A to B should consider a laptop. However, some options are lighter than others. For a lightweight, flexible laptop, consider a MacBook or Surface Pro. It is important to note, however, that not all desktops are immobile as you can easily move them from one desk to another with ease, but they are not ideal if you plan to work on your commute or plan to take the device to write content abroad.
As previously mentioned, laptops are designed for portability, which means their screen size is rather limited in comparison to desktop screens. If an 11” to 15” screen size sounds ideal, a laptop might be an ideal choice. However, if you require something bigger, consider a desktop as their screens can range up to 22 inches, which is ideal if you want to open windows side by side or have several applications open at one time. What’s more, a desktop also allows you the capability to use and enjoy dual monitors, so you can add an extra screen to work with to make content creation flow with ease.
If computer memory, processors, local storage and graphics power is a must-have, you should look no further than a desktop for exceptional power. A laptop can often struggle to compete with a desktop when it comes to many specs, and can overheat when it finally reaches desktop performance. As a result, you can focus on creating high-quality content over worrying about your computer’s performance.
Desktops offer a little more flexibility when it comes to sourcing replacement parts in comparison to laptops. Unfortunately, an aging hard drive or cracked screen can often spell the end of a laptop. Whereas a desktop allows you to easily replace or upgrade a part without having to say goodbye to the whole computer. For instance, you can replace a monitor, keyboard or processor easily, and it will cost you considerably less than having to buy a new computer. However, it can be a little costlier to replace parts for certain premium desktops, such as the iMac.
Many content creators don’t consider their posture when choosing a computer. Yet, the device you choose will determine your health. It is recommended that computers are placed at eye level, which will prevent a user from hunching their back. A desktop is often the perfect pick, as you can sit on an ergonomic chair whilst using a monitor stand to provide the best eye-level, and a keyboard that promotes correct posture.