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What should I buy? i thought I wanted a laptop.. not so sure

May 4, 2016 3:55PM PDT

I am a real estate agent, so most of my work is online, not much software required. I thought I'd like a laptop for portability, but then I think I'll just have it on my desk with a keyboard and mouse attached, I honestly don't like typing on a laptop keyboard. Another reason I don't like the laptop idea, the monitors are small. After you've been at your computer most of the day, I like the big monitor...so I'm thinking an all in one to replace the one I'm using at the office now.. Give me your suggestions. I just know I want something fast and reliable!
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So why not a desktop?
May 4, 2016 4:07PM PDT
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Buy
May 4, 2016 10:08PM PDT

If you don't need it to be portable and you have the space get a desktop.

Monitor?
Visit your local office supply store and pick one to your liking.

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Laptop or Desktop?
May 17, 2016 5:45AM PDT

Why do you get a laptop and buy a big monitor at the same time?
All you need is a HDMI cable to link your laptop to the monitor when you are at home.

Hope this helps!

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Cost (If Applicable)
Jun 19, 2016 11:44PM PDT

Another thing you might want to consider is the cost, a desktop, with the same capabilities (processing power), will almost always be cheaper than it's laptop counterpart. Even if they have the same components.

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I vote for laptop!
Aug 8, 2016 3:21AM PDT

buy a laptop! all the nuances - a matter of habit. but it is convenient, it is portable and can always be with you.

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