Desktops are generally cheaper than laptops. Unless you count Chrome Books in the laptops category. Or look at super high end gaming computers. Suffice it to say that desktops are cheaper than laptops except for when they’re not.
Desktops are easy to tinker with. You can open up a desktop computer and swap components or rearrange the interior cabling or store Red Bull’s inside them. But if you’re the sort of person who likes to take computers apart but can never get them put back together correctly then maybe the ability to dismantle your computer isn’t a good thing.
Desktops are actually very portable. As a teenager and while I was in my twenties I would regularly take my desktop computer to friends houses to play multiplayer games with them. That’s not entirely necessary these days with the internet fad being in full swing. But the point is that it’s entirely possible to put your desktop computer in your car, drive somewhere else, remove it from your car and reassemble it in a new location. Then play video games on it with your friends until after midnight and do the whole thing in reverse to take it home. Although I’ll say the whole process was a bit easier when I was younger. Maybe computers are starting to weigh more? They sure feel heavier than they did when I was twenty.
There aren’t any cons. Desktop computers are great.
Portability. If you want to take your tiny computer into a public restroom and video conference with your mom while you’re on the toilet then a laptop is for you!
A laptop can be placed under the leg of a table to help steady it if one of the legs is shorter than the others.
Laptops are tiny little computers with tiny little screens and tiny little processors and tiny little hard drives that you can’t easily open up to repair or upgrade and they cost too much.
They are dumb.
In conclusion I think you’ll find that my data is impeccable, the analysis was fair and based on sound reasoning. And that the clear winner is the desktop. Now if you want to buy a laptop because it’s portable then you certainly should do that, but I will not be accepting video conferencing requests from you.