Why have the majority of people given up on desktops? Most people use a laptop...

viagrandad
viagrandad

Why have the majority of people given up on desktops? Most people use a laptop and smartphone as their main machines.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@viagrandad
Why do you think, OP?

Spamalot
Spamalot

Do you really not know the answer yourself?

2) Laptops/smartphones are available cheaper.

2) Users don't need the stronger computational power of a desktop, the laptop/smartphone suffices, so they prefer the laptop/smartphone for portability and compactness.

3) Subjectively finding a laptop preferable to use compared to desktop peripherals (mouse/keyboard/monitor)

w8t4u
w8t4u

@viagrandad
Because they are easily manipulated idiots

likme
likme

@viagrandad

There's more money in the normie market

Evilember
Evilember

@Spamalot
Users don't need the stronger computational power of a desktop, the laptop/smartphone suffices, so they prefer the laptop/smartphone for portability and compactness.

Pretty much this. I video edit and play 1440p/144Hz so I'm sticking to desktop for the foreseeable future.

JunkTop
JunkTop

hi Joe

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

source on image you fucking filthy nigger no offense ily

Emberburn
Emberburn

@viagrandad
Try and find a decent price on a prebuilt desktop+monitor+speakers+keyboard/mouse that doesn't get destroyed in value by an equivalent laptop. It doesn't exist. They're already getting priced out of their own market.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@Spamalot
this

Playboyize
Playboyize

I just bought an iMac though,

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Emberburn
How about you build your own?

A good all-around PC that can handle whatever you throw at it, might only be $800 if you buy parts on sale. Also, a good mechanical keyboard is only about $50 as is a good mouse, a nice IPS monitor is about $200-$250.

So you're up to maybe $1100. That's nothing compared to if you want a decent laptop for m-muh gaming or graphical design. A laptop like that is probably $2000-$2500.

So basically you're paying double for portability. It's stupid. A custom built desktop gives you.

More expansion options
Unparalleled cooling
Much more power
Larger screen size
The sanctification of knowing you built something that just werks

Laptopfags literally have no answer for any of those besides "b-but I can't put it on my lap".

TreeEater
TreeEater

@SniperGod
A lot of people can't build a PC, or don't want to invest the time.

They don't benefit from it. Sure you can learn easily, but it's not worth it to a lot of people.

Also, there are quite a few people who would just never get a grasp on it. There are a lot of dumb people in this world.

I know a chick who told me with 100% truth if I sat her at one of the computers in our school and told her to open Internet, she wouldn't be able to unless Chrome/IE/Browser she recognized was on the desktop or pinned to taskbar.

She uses her phone, iPad, and a Macbook. She has no immediate benefit from learning to build a computer. So she doesn't learn, nor does she want to. Simple.

RumChicken
RumChicken

For the same reason people gave up on landlines

BECAUSE THEY'RE FUCKING OBSOLETE

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@SniperGod
Meanwhile you can have refurb chinknovo with Haswell on board for $400

Normies don't care about better framerates, contrast, cooling or build quality
They want their kikebooks and mobas to work

whereismyname
whereismyname

@SniperGod
Also, backing up my previous point @TreeEater

Not everyone has a computer for gaming/advanced editing or design.

For most all people, computers are Facebook machines. For most all people, a desktop is impractical because they can access YouTube, Facebook, etc from their laptop, tablet, or phone.

5mileys
5mileys

@SniperGod
And a final add-on to @whereismyname

There is another reason people want a laptop, not one you mentioned at all. Status. Most normies are status whores, just look at the sales of base model (no features or addons) Mercedes C-Class if you don't believe me. Better yet, look at the sales of Apple. People buy for the logo, because they want status.

To most people, a Macbook seems much more status oriented than a custom built desktop. And normies crave status.

Skullbone
Skullbone

@RumChicken

This.

Even tech people will be full mobile soon and a server in the closet for computational power. Some nice low end prosumer server. Just for little vms and storage.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@viagrandad
docking stations

King_Martha
King_Martha

@5mileys
To most people, a Macbook seems much more status oriented than a custom built desktop.
Not exactly true. A professional looking custom built desktop that doesn't look like a LED drowning gaymer shitbox tends to hold a lot of status to normies, actually.

I'd say it's more the fact that you can bring the Macbook around with you and parade your status to anyone around you anywhere.

The thing is, a custom built desktop only gives you status when someone comes into your home, not really at any other time.

Bidwell
Bidwell

@TreeEater
@whereismyname
I get that, I'm talking about the people who namely buy laptops for portability.

I'm not talking about normies, I'm talking about individuals on Sheeky Forums who boast about who portable their laptops are, and how "comfy" it is to have your computer on your lap. While claiming their laptop is just as good as any desktop.

Desktops have been and in my opinion, will for the foreseeable future, be the computer of the power user. I enjoy building and customizing my computer, I don't rice it, but having that option for expansion is always nice.

It's sort of like working on your car, the better you know how it works and what you have, the better and more confident you feel about building and working on it. I've had pre-builts in the past, nothing but problems.

I've built my last two computers, literally zero problems.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@King_Martha
Most normies are excessively impressed by somebody who "built their own computer". It's only Sheeky Forums memesters and apple journalists who will call you a luddite.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@SniperGod
We're talking normies here, dude. They can barely manage to get their PC through a week without turning it into a malware-laden hellhole, let alone build one from scratch.

Evilember
Evilember

@King_Martha
anon, you spent your time and money making....that?
anon, you're such a geek, just get a Macbook like everyone else

Also, please show me a Professional Looking custom PC that is good, I haven't seen one without gaymer aesthetic.

@Bidwell
Well, if you're referring to Sheeky Forums, you need to remember something. I am ballsy enough to say at least 50% of Sheeky Forums falls into one of these 3 categories.

-Student
-Child (aged 12-17)
-IQ of under 90

A college student is usually not in a position where he can easily have a desktop, so in his situation, a laptop is much more practical.

Kids are retarded and spout anything they hear to sound smart and try and get a reputation for being smart. Little do they remember, this is fucking anonymous and if you put on a trip everyone filters you. Most kids who need any decent power will need it for games, and they are at that cringe age where they will gladly abandon practicality and use their parents money for a Razer Blade laptop.

IQ of under 90...this one should speak for itself as to why they support laptops.

sort of like working on your car
True, and how many people do that? Not too many.

literally zero problems
As someone who has invested years and thousands of dollars into custom PC's I struggle to believe this. Maybe no major problems, but you are full of shit if you have had zero problems. (Unless you got your PC like a month ago)

@Burnblaze
Sadly, this is not true.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@Evilember
anon, you spent your time and money making....that?
anon, you're such a geek, just get a Macbook like everyone else
user have you left your house and/or talked to someone who isn't your parents for even a single time in the past five years or so? Literally nobody in the real world ever says this outside of baiting on Sheeky Forums.

Also, please show me a Professional Looking custom PC that is good, I haven't seen one without gaymer aesthetic.
Just put it in a normal looking unmarked black box case. Normies jizz themselves over the idea that you made your own computer and think you're hot shit because they think it's electrical engineering tier shit or something, even if you tell them it's not.

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