When did you realize that you no longer needed a desktop computer?
when i got my dick cut off
>>79685700Never. I'm a fucking white man.
When I realize there were docking stations
>>79685700Only a desktop fits my needs... you could say I'm sort of a hardcore gamer...
After I read Uncle Ted's documents I stopped using technology completely.
>>79685700I should fix my laptop... I just kind of left it in a corner after it had a bad bios update...
>>79685770based, but you are posting using some sort of tech so suck a dick fag.
>>79685700last year it dawned on me I don't play games or need to do graphically demanding professional work, and so, a decent laptop provides me with everything I need.
>>79685785no, my wife is posting on my behalf
>>79685700>buy $300 x86 tablet>works fine for internet browsing>can play very old or very undemanding games>10w power draw at most, usually 5-7w on the battery according to hwinfo and typically 5-6hours of screen time to go from 90% to 30%.I swear if I didn't play vidya and and VR, I'd just be using a cheap POS like this as my daily PC.
I don't anticipate ever giving them up, or at least not for a very, very long time and there are major changes. Desktops are at the moment the best value, especially if you do any sort of high powered shit on your PC - gaming, streaming, creative shit if varying types and CAD, scientific work. Desktops let you easily expand and are fully modular if you build your own. Laptops are not. They're more expensive and you're not likely to be able to buy a new mobo/CPU kit for the same chassis if you like its display or form factor etc. There's also the issue of cooling and whatnot. Don't get me wrong there is a use for laptops/tablets etc... but its not to replace a fucking desktop. Mobile devices are a totally different world, in terms of hardware (ie ARM chips vs x86-64 ) but also power, connectivity, and openness If all you need to do is use a browser to fuck around online, then I suppose you can get away with a laptop, tablet, or mobile device but if you have any more demanding needs and/or want more control over your hardware and a better value, desktops are still the way to go and will likely remain that way. I'd love it if phones were built using universal hardware standards of interoperability, could be modular and upgraded, and run any OS well supported - but that's not happening any time soon.
>>79685700When I DevOps'd
>>79685700so far, I cannot ever see me not needing a desktop. Even hypothetically replacing my home computer, I don't see how I'd ever not need a workstation when it comes to my profession
>>79685720>I'm a white man.you might aswell just kill yourself at this point
Never and only Dumbest Generationals think their shitty mobile crap will ever replace a real PC.
>>79685700I wish. But desktops have one thing I need because I'm a retard. Extra ports
>>79685700I unironically sold my desktop pc like 5 years ago since I was travelling to another city almost the entire week for years. It just made no sense to keep it, it was only collecting dust and I was using my laptop more.But then covAIDS happened and built a new pc, finally having an excuse to try ddr4 and ryzen. Shit is good, and the laptop i used back then is still alive and running Mint
>>79685720>I'm fucking a white man
>>79685700I was gonna shit on this post and then I remembered I'm using a laptop hooked up to my 32 inch monitor. Well played.
>>79685700>Software developerNever ever
>>7968570020 years ago.But I still have one
>>79685700I prefer my desktop to my laptop. Also gayman.
There will always be a need for a home computer Even if its a laptop and Even if you have the latest smartphone
>>79685700I realized I don't need a notebook anymore. I'm a home office worker for many months now.
I've managed OK without a desktop PC for the better part of two and a half years. Of couse i'd like more oomph every now and then though.
Define desktop.I can remote access my machines away from home, are they still desktop computers?
>>79685700>no longer needed a desktop computer?whats a computer?
Years ago. I have a desktop for gaming, a Thinkpad for schoolwork, a Macbook Pro for just bullshitting around on, an iPad for streaming or podcasts while cooking or cleaning. But I can afford them all and want to fuck around with them all so thats why I have them.
>>79687419Nothing worse than having the money to make the best decisions you can, and still being a fucking retard anyways.
>>79687447>buying things I want makes me a retard Fuccin’ cope.
>>79687485No no, you misunderstand.Wanting those things makes you a retard.Buying them just adds to the tragedy.>I make terrible decisions but I can afford to so it's okayIt's not, and it will never be okay.
>Cooling>Can actually open it up and cleaning>StorageLaptop = gay and bloated
>>79685720Terry? Is that you?
>>79686633i want to meet anon who wrote this and shake his hand, also checked
>>79685700When I bought a Surface Go 2. iPads are toys.
>>79685700Laptops and tablets are what I don't need. Between my desktop and phone I have no use for shitty inbetween devices.
the screen real estate and comfort a desktop computer is unmatched by any measly laptop
Computers becoming portable in the form of laptops and smartphones was the second worst thing to happen in human history, the first being the industrial revolution.
When I got my first job.Powerful laptop is enough for daily tasks if there is good setup with second monitor and other utilities. I still use desktop because of price, comfy and I have the needed space for it
>>79685700I have a current gen iPad 11 and if it wasn’t for InDesign, it COULD replace my desktop machine. That being said, the smaller screen real estate and the yet more „tabletty“ handling makes it a Little clumsy from time to time when used with a keyboard and mouse/trackpad. It’s a fine machine to replace a laptop, but not a desktop, not yet. If apple gives iPadOS floating windows, it could happen.
>>79685888Apples M1 will give it new life, industry wide. Other OEM will soon introduce desktop machines based on ARM and they will even last longer than current day desktop machines.
When mine started dying and I never fixed it, so I just used my laptop more...
>>79685700i'm an animator so i actually need a desktop.
>>79685770>I stopped using technology completely>completely>posts on 4chan
>>79686047>>I'm a white fucking man
>>79685888A counterpoint, especially when you bring up value, is that renting out server time can be really cheap. You can have access to a machine with 128GB+ of memory from a shitty netbook.
>>79687819fuck niggerlicius appleglowies and their gay tablets
>>79685700When going outside became illegal.
>>79692371he said didn't need a desktop, not didn't need a laptop
>>79685770I guess 4chan doesn't count then.
>>79685700>When did you realize that you no longer needed a desktop computer?People who say that do never serious with their computers anyway.
>>79685720Now we know you have a tiny dick.
>>79685700When it arrived at my doorstep
>>79685700I started jerking off to trannyporn here on 4chan.Also I'm a phoneposter.
I've been using my macbook exclusively for both work and my PhD since 2018.Anytime I need to run something intensive I just run a cloud instance and ssh in.This thread is probably bait though
>>79693387No he said white, not asian
>>79685700Because I don't gayme
When i lost my home, because only homeless people don't need desktops.
>>79685700What's a computer?
>>79685700What does this girl/boy look like now?
>>796857003 months ago. I'm still processing how I'm going to move my stuff but I'm gonna go full iPad Pro + Magic Keyboard this year. Or M1 Air + iPhone Pro Max. I still don't know.
I had about a 5 year period where all I had was my phone and a MacBook and it was honestly pretty meh. I missed my desktop the whole time and I can’t imagine being without one again. I definitely couldn’t imagine only having locked down Apple devices as my only computers..
im 41 and never owned one as an adult my first laptop was in 1998 and was a total pos
>>79685700when i used laptops for 10 years and then upgraded to bigass desktop with a good 27" screen and a bigass keyboard i have 100 tabs open on average and you really cant multi tab well on mobile/tablets. Laptops can do this though but my last one still grumbled after 50 or so
>>79685700how do you program without a computer?
>>79693490both have tiny dicks whitey
>>79685700They don't make laptops strong enough to drive my VR headset.
>>79697229Only Amerimutts have small cocks. Eurochads don't have this problem
>>79685700But I do. Any laptop I used would be shackled to my desktop monitor and desktop drawing tablet and desktop backup drive enclosure. >Use a dock and keep it closedWhy the fuck would I buy a laptop and pay for a screen I will literally never use?
>>79685700When I lost all interest in PC gaming and realized that even my old Core2Duo provided enough performance for me to get most shit done.Only when I'm compiling C++ programs do I really need a powerful CPU - but modern Laptops have that, too. And they can last up to 20 hours now thanks to ARM and superior chip designs.
>>79699663This. I don't understand people who buy top of the line gpus and cpus for "gaming".
>>79685700I started moving too much, couldn't bring my PC with me.And posting from sofa is comfy.Now most of my stuff is on servers, what I need screen for usually works on my laptop.
>>79685700Laptops are the most useless to me, never bought one after uni.Desktops have the power I need. Phones can do all the small things and mobility
>>79700762damn that is unfortunate
>>79685700after cataract surgery when i could see again and didn't need a huge-ass monitor
>>79697582that's true cause mosst of your women are would fuck a paki than a feminized retard
>>79685700Never. A computer should look like a fucking computer
>>79685702fp - as always - bp.
>>79689096>>>I'm fucking a white man
>>79685700That's how you get ants in your neogina.
>>79685700I still use mine for gayming. But I like shitposting from my laptop while watching anime on my TV now.
>>79700762The best part is that's not even the only gynofag on /fit/.
>>79702512>>>>I'm a man fucking white
>>79703750>>>>>A white man I am fucking
>>79688615Dude, same. I can't believe I bought a new iMac for college thinking it would serve me better than my ancient MacBook Pro. Fuck.
>>79700762Holy crap I hate that I have stage 1 gyno and could really feel the dude but that is one of themes perfectly shaped tits I have ever seen.
>>79703845>>>>>>A man, I'm fucking white
>>White fuck man I'm
>>79703916>>>>>>>I'm a man white fucking
I am 100% for the idea but until i can have 10tb and a 2070 in my laptop, im not interested
>>79704668There are 8TB SSDs available. Just don’t be poor.
When I managed to convince my boss to let me work remotely years before the pandemic, and when HR complained about my situation I told my boss I'd leave if I can't keep my remote setup, and he told HR to fuck off.>home setupexternal monitor + my favorite loud keyboard + mouseKVMwork laptop, personal laptop>normie cafework laptop>traveling (>1 day away from home)work laptop, personal laptop, mouseI fucking hate covid because now there are more fucks with the same setup as I do.
>>79704668CES just released 30xx laptops in small/normal sizes and without/barely any ebin gaymer sharp edgy RGB designs.Zephyrus G1515.6"1440p@165Hz30805900HS32GB@4266MHz1TB M.2 SSDI believe one SSD is soldered and you have an extra M.2 port, so you can get an extra one as mentioned by >>79705190Though at that price I'd rather not.
>>79685700Once I finally got a NAS
>>79700982If true then big sad
>>79685700whatacutieany nudes yet?
when I used Samsung Dex recentlybut then a dedicated desktop PC is still needed for vidya and mass storage/backups
>>79685700if by desktop you mean desktop AND laptop, it will never happen.I use laptop only since a while now with external monitor.desktop computers by themselves are too bulky for me to offer any advantages since I dont do any funky stuff except some programming which is pretty light.
>>79700762Perfect candidate to become a trap?
>>79705809Their face and shoulders hardly ever match their chest, it's just unfortunate all around.
>build $5k epic gaming rig with built in semen collection tray>play osrs while browsing reddit on my phonefuck laptops
>>79685700When I did your mother
Other way around, now that I have a proper desktop I won't ever have my main computer be anything else. I've found the most comfy possible computing experience and I won't bother with shitty non-modular, overheating bullshit again. Thanks desktops.