I've a question about using a laptop and desktop long-term.
I'll give some backstory for clarity:
When our business started, we were given HP Pavilion 20 All-in-One's. AMD E1-1200, 1.4 ghz, 4gb ram, 500gb hard drive... blah, here's a link
if you want specs.
Long story short: they suck. We often have to run 4 or more tabs in Mozilla, one of them being our POS Register. Plus we do huge Excel sheets and we run a large program that sorts online inventory and shipments. We also have to run programs for scanners, printers, etc.
After 6 months of yelling at these pieces of crap, my assistant manager and I brought in our own laptops. I have a Lenovo P500 Ideapad with 3rd gen core i7, 8gb ram, 1TB hard drive. I love it- I can take my work home easily, I've got a USB hub for externals, and I keep all our files on flash drives so they don't eat up space.
My assistant had his personal, but I ended up buying a similar laptop to mine for him- Lenovo i5 (later found out it's a touch screen)- and it works great.
So my boss found out and thinks that laptops aren't good enough for what we do; bought a Dell OptiPlex 3010 w/ Pentium G2030 dual-core processor, 2gb ram, 250gb hard drive, etc. for me and told me to reformat the HP Pavilion's to put back in place.
Now, that's a lot of technical specs, but the point is I'm happy with my laptop and I don't want to spend 800 bucks on a ****tier Dell.
Getting to my question: Will my laptop last in the long run? Or would a desktop be a better choice?
If the laptop will last just as long as the desktop, then I'm sending that stupid Dell back.
Thanks in advance!
PS I'm asking this question from my laptop- 300 miles away from work.