Trend Analysis: Desktop vs. Mobile

January 15, 2019
Posted in Technology
January 15, 2019 ENKI Team
We all use the Internet. In the 21st century, it is almost a requirement to survive. We use the Internet to find a job, find a house, and find food; you name it! And since the advent of the Internet, the modes we use to access the Internet have evolved. Before mobile cellphones, the desktop computer was the most widely used device to access the Internet. Until recently, Desktop usage has outperformed mobile usage, namely because desktops contained more power and better features. But with the creation of the latest generation in cellular technology, internet usage on mobile phones and other mobile devices (tablets, laptops) have outperformed desktop usage for the first time in history. Below is a list of the advantages and disadvantages of desktops and mobile devices.
Advantages: Desktop

  1. Storage Space: Desktops typically have more storage space than any other device
  2. Efficient: Desktops also process data faster than most other machines
  3. Power: Desktops do not require a battery
  4. Easy to Use: Desktops have a large screen that is easy to read and a keyboard that is easy to use

Disadvantages: Desktop

  1. Portability: desktops are stationary devices that you can’t use anywhere
  2. Power: Even though desktops do not require batteries, they can put a strain on your power bill if you leave it plugged in
  3. Desktops are heavy and can be noisy
  4. Desktops most do not have access to wireless networks

Advantages: Mobile

  1. Portability: Mobile devices are portable (You can take them anywhere)
  2. Apps: Mobile devices give users access to modern apps
  3. New Gen Tech: Each new generation of cellular technology has come more storage space and faster downloading speed.
  4. Wireless Internet Access: With mobile devices, users have access to a wireless network

Disadvantages: Mobile

  1. Cost: Mobile devices can be expensive and often require upgrades much more often than desktops
  2. Security: Mobile devices present a security risk as they are more accessible for people to steal mobile devices
  3. Distraction: Motorists who use mobile devices while driving are at greater risk for car accidents
  4. Power: Mobile devices need to be charged more often than laptops

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