Until recently, if you were in the market for a new computer and had to decide between a laptop and a desktop, the choice was simple. The laptop versus desktop dilemma was usually decided by whether mobility or performance was more important to you. Oftentimes, students and remote workers chose laptops, while gamers and designers went for desktops.

Fortunately, computer technology has come a long way since the days of laptops with limited battery life and desktops with cumbersome hard drives and tangles of wires. Nowadays, when you choose a new computer, you really can take your needs into account.

Laptop vs. Desktop: More Choice Than Ever Before

If you enjoy the wireless mobility and touchscreen capabilities of a laptop to stay connected and quickly navigate your favorite sites, all while sipping coffee at your neighborhood café, then the Intel-inspired Ultrabook™ might be the new breed of computer that fits your life on-the-go.

For those who enjoy a near theatre-quality experience while viewing their favorite HD movies, the new all-in-one PC is a stylish alternative to the traditional home computer. It’s a popular choice for families who love getting together in their leisure time for online gaming and listening to music.

Laptop or Ultrabook™

Advances in Intel® Core™ processors, battery life, and visual displays have vastly improved the performance possibilities of laptops. Multitasking—like staying connected to your social network while preparing a report for school or work—is faster and more efficient than ever.1

For the exciting combination of a laptop with the capabilities of a tablet, including touchscreen technology and a range of screen displays from sliding to double-sided, check out the Ultrabook™ convertible.2

Laptops and Ultrabook™ with Intel® Core™ processors include:

  • Intel® Smart Connect Technology to constantly keep you updated on email and social networks
  • Intel® Rapid Start Technology3 to get you from standby to up-and-running in under seven seconds
  • Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)4 to disable your laptop or Ultrabook™ if lost or stolen
  • Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)5 to protect your identity while social networking and using the Internet

Desktop or All-in-One PC

A redesign of the desktop is moving the PC from the home office to the living room. Wireless capability and the option of a 27-inch wall-mountable monitor make the all-in-one PC a popular choice with families who want less clutter and simple elegance. The result is more performance.

Everyone, from serious gamers to parents who enjoy streaming their favorite family-friendly programs, will appreciate the improved performance of Intel® Core™ processors in desktops and all-in-one PCs.

Choose What Fits

Today, the laptop versus desktop choice is more than a product comparison—it’s a question of knowing your lifestyle. So take a moment and consider all the work, entertainment, and social networking activities you use a computer for and you’ll be well prepared to find a device that fits your life.

The Intel Product Finder can help you decide between laptop, desktop, Ultrabook™, or tablet.

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La Intel® Smart Connect Technology requiere cierto procesador Intel®, software Intel® y actualización de BIOS, adaptador inalámbrico Intel® y conexión a Internet. Se puede requerir una memoria o unidad de estado sólido equivalente. Según la configuración del sistema, los resultados pueden variar. Comuníquese con el fabricante del sistema para obtener más información.


La funcionalidad táctil y la convertibilidad podrían no estar disponibles en todos los modelos. Consulte al fabricante de su Ultrabook™. Para ver detalles y más información, visite www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/sponsors-of-tomorrow/ultrabook.html.


La tecnología Intel® Rapid Start requiere un selecto procesador Intel®, actualización del software Intel® y de BIOS, además de una unidad de estado sólido Intel® (Intel® SSD). Según la configuración del sistema, los resultados pueden variar. Comuníquese con el fabricante del sistema para obtener más información.


Ningún sistema puede proporcionar una seguridad absoluta. Se requiere un procesador Intel® habilitado, un chipset habilitado y firmware y software optimizados para utilizar las tecnologías. Consulte al fabricante de su sistema y a su proveedor de software para obtener más información.


Ningún sistema puede proporcionar una seguridad absoluta en todas las condiciones. Requiere un sistema habilitado para la tecnología Intel® de protección de identidad, lo que incluye un procesador Intel® Core de tercera o cuarta generación, chipset, firmware y software habilitados y un sitio web participante. Consulte al fabricante de su sistema. Intel no asume responsabilidad alguna por los sistemas y/o datos extraviados o robados ni por ningún daño que se produzca en consecuencia. Para obtener más información, visite http://ipt.intel.com.