Are desktop computers better than laptops

My c omputer is badly infected.My wife wants a laptop.
are they as good as desktops?
Thanks in advance for replies.

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The sales ratio seems to show a clear favor to laptops.

But only you can answer if they are better. Some folk want a desktop so they can pop in other hardware. Here I want a laptop so I can pack and go.

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I'd not ask which is better

as each is better in some ways than the other. Laptops offer portability and a smaller overall footprint. If either of those are imperative, buy a laptop. If the computer will be in a fixed location with peripheral devices such as printers and scanners in the same room, I'd say desktops offer more for the money. Those who are good with a keyboard, would probably prefer one of desktop PC size. In any event, here's where you list your needs, prioritize them and use that criteria to aid in your decision making. Better for you may not be better for someone else.

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It depends on what you're using it for

I like a desktop ,but if you want to use it everywhere ,
I can't see where there's a question ?

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And, furthermore to add

The issue you noted was that your computer was badly infected. I don't think it would make much difference which type of computer you get if you don't address the reasons pests have taken over your existing device. If you're going to discard a PC or laptop for that reason and never change your habits, you're wasting time and money worrying about which is better. EITHER will be vulnerable to the same infections.

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what is the b est anti-v irus and malware protec tion.

I paid for av g premium and the tec h wan ted my ss#.
That is a red flag.I am getting a full refund, and if and when
I purc hase a new c omputer.I will want a good reliab le
pest protection.
Thanks, Edward

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The best protection comes from the user

and not the AV program. You can find recommendations in these forums as to which work well enough to consider. Personally, I use the free version of Avast (which recently acquired AVG). I can't recall the last time there was any suspicious activity on my Windows PC so either Avast is working or I'm not browsing in risky neighborhoods. It's the person at the keyboard that determines their own likelihood of becoming infected and the tips on avoiding that likelihood are too many to enumerate here. What comes home on a person's shoes depends on where they've been walking.

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laptop /desktop

Thanks for your reply.
Edward Dunaj

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