WHY ARE LAPTOPS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN DESKTOPS?
Laptop usage had drastically increased over the past few years. Studies show that people clearly prefer portable PCs,
it is foreseen that desktop’s market share will fall from 42% in 2010 to as low as 21% in 2023.
Now, you might be wondering what perspectives those people hold that they opt for laptops whose prices are going sky-high
But don’t worry, here’s the answer!
To make sure you understand it really well, I left no stones unturned in collecting crucial information.
I hope by the end of this article you would have grasped the point of high pricing of laptops.
So let’s jump right in!
BENEFITS OF LAPTOPS
As its name suggests, laptops are designed in such a way that you can easily put it on your lap and use comfortably without being confined to a specific table as desktops do.
You can simply take it wherever you want and carry without tiring your shoulder as it weighs less.
This makes it even complicated to build, as it needs to withstand the stress of moving around frequently
and that contributes to push it’s price a little more higher.
The components are embedded close together to make it less spacious and easy to fit on your lap. It can also be easily adjusted on a small table due to its appropriate and convenient size.
Laptops consume less power than desktops as they are designed in a way which allows you to move around freely without dragging your charger everywhere you go.
It will cost you less to power a laptop than a desktop.
LESS CABLE MESS:
For laptops, there’s only one charger cable whereas desktops have tangled mess of cables that makes your desk untidy and disorganized.
COMPARING THE COMPONENTS OF DESKTOPS AND LAPTOPS:
Compatibility has been ensured by embedding many components on the motherboard.
To work on a smaller motherboard, those components are chosen which would work well in accordance to their size.
To make it compact enough and meet anticipated performance levels, the development costs have gone through the roof.
CPU is also soldered on the motherboard through BGA(Ball Grid Array) to save space.
It operates amazingly well as far as power consumption is concerned. Keep in mind that processors should be able to resist certain temperatures to make an effective soldering process.
These power management features can push the costs up to an unreachable extent.
Laptops use SODIMM(small outline dual in-line memory module) whereas Desktops use DIMM(dual in-line memory module).
SODIMMs are used in systems that have less space. It does not affect the price negatively.
M.2 SSD is used that ensures commendable performance.Laptop hard drives are smaller and compact than desktops.
They are costly with lower storage capacity and performance.
Since components are closed together in a small space, a better heat dissipation is required that will surely add to its costs.
The cooling system is developed in such a way that it remains compact and efficient.
I remember two weeks earlier when I finally decided to get myself a better laptop,
I had to struggle to find something decent in my budget ,
Despite of all the struggles , still I ended up increasing my budget in order to get something “Good enough”
So you are not the only one who has to go through this pain
Hope you found this article helpful,
see you soon.