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Discussion in 'Computers' started by project bluebook, Jul 10, 2021.

  1. project bluebook

    Thread Starter

    Is a PC and a laptop the same thing, a laptop just being a portable PC?
     



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  2. James L

    James L Android Expert

    Yes
     
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  3. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Well, sort of.

    A PC has a separate keyboard and mouse from the processing unit.

    A laptop has all in one device, with a 'scratchpad' instead of a mouse.

    Generally, a PC has greater processing and storage capability than a laptop.
    So it is faster, can multitask better, and has larger storage memory.

    Of course, many PC setups are basically junk, and there are good laptops that will run circles around them.

    Personally, I don't like either one at all, and I am eager for the day when phones surpass computers completely.
    They already do, as far as online useage.
     
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  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Yes, unless the PC is a Mac.
     
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  5. Madd61

    Madd61 Well-Known Member

    User input may be a factor, (I don't like trackpads) portability, screen requirements / availability cost vs needs, upgrade ability.

    The question is extremely vague, but I think in general, pc's are superior to laptops, whereas laptops are better than pc"s.
     
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  6. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.
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    Moved to computer forum :)

    One difference right now is that some laptops are Chromebooks - instead of having Windows installed on them they have ChromeOS from Google.
     
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  7. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    In its purest form, yes, a PC--which simply means "personal computer"--can be either a laptop or desktop.

    And it has NOTHING to do with the operating system on it.

    Over the years, the term "PC" has come to mean, by default, a desktop computer running window$ as its OS. NO, NO, NO!!! :mad:

    My house is full of PCs, both laptops and desktops, and you won't find window$ (or Mac) on any of them. :D
     
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  8. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Enthusiast

    Personal
    Compture is where the P.C. shortening of the word does come from,
    it mean anything you touch it is your comp, I have a tablet, I have this ancient desktop tower, as well as I have my android cell.
     
  9. Davdi

    Davdi Android Expert

    I'm very much with Moody - we're a Microsoft free zone too - Minty fresh and Spicy (Mint 20.2 Cinnamon)
     
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