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[Other] Computer v/s. Smartphone: Which one you spend more time and you are comfortable?

2018-05-03 07:30:01
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Hi MIUIers Friends,

Many of the tasks you can do on a computer, you can also do on a smartphone or tablet. The computing power of a flagship smartphone generally rivals the best laptops and desktop computers of about five years ago. However, with the aid of multiple processors, 6+ gigabytes of RAM,and powerful graphics hardware, the best smartphones and tablets can be as powerful as a mid-range desktop computer. Also, they can be just as expensive.


If you're deciding whether your next device upgrade should be a desktop computer or a mobile device, there are some key points to consider.Below is a chart that highlights some of the key differences and similarities of each.

  
Topic
  
  
Computer
  
  
Smartphone/Tablet
  
  
Power
  
  
If you want high performance, the CPU will use a lot of  electricity. The TDP of a powerful desktop computer can range from 100 to 600  watts, or more. That's why high-performance computers are plugged into a  wall: they use a lot of power. They also generate a lot of heat, often  requiring large heat sinks (passive cooling) as well as fans or liquid  cooling (active).
  
Smartphones and tablets run on batteries, which means they  have to use power as efficiently as possible. It would not be feasible to  provide raw, constant CPU power to a device powered by such a small battery.  So the newest smartphone will not give you as much power as a top-of-the-line  desktop computer — in the foreseeable future, anyway. Mobile devices are  getting more powerful every day, but traditional computers will always have  the performance edge due to consistent access to more electricity.
  
  
Cost
  
  
Prices for a computer can vary widely, depending on its  capabilities, storage, and features. A mid-range computer usually costs  between $500 and $800 USD, and some of that cost can be offset if you already  own peripherals such as a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. More powerful  computers will cost you between $1000 and $3000, or more.
  
  
The price of a smartphone is often folded into the cost of a  multi-year contract with a mobile services provider, such as Verizon or  AT&T. Refurbished smartphones can usually be purchased on sites such as EBay  or Amazon for $100-$300 USD, and a flagship smartphone, brand new, can  cost as much as $800. Tablets, depending on size, usually cost between $300  and $700.
  
  
Screen size
  
  
Desktop computers can connect to a wide variety of monitors,  allowing you to invest as much or as little as you want into that component  of your computer. Most modern computer monitors are LCDs. Depending on their  size, quality, and features, they generally cost between $50 and $600  (although some can cost much more). Their resolutions generally range  from 1600x900 to 2560x1600. With a 4 K monitor, your computer can display  resolutions of 3840x2160. Laptops typically feature screen sizes between  13" and 17", with resolutions ranging from 1336x768 and 2880x1800.
  
  
Smartphone screens vary somewhat depending on the manufacturer  and model. The Apple iPhone 7 has a 4.7" screen, and runs at a  resolution of 750x1334. The HTC 10 Android phone on the other hand has a  5.2" screen and a display resolution of 1440x2560.
  
  
Portability
  
  
Laptop computers, of course, are portable by design. Desktop  computers on the other hand are not usually considered portable, but there  are exceptions. NUC, for example, is typically no more than 5" wide  and long, and less than 2" high, with a weight slightly more than 1 lb.  Computers designed for the Mini-ITX form factor are also highly  portable, with the smallest cases sized about 8" x 8" x 3".  Some Mini-ITX cases are even designed with a handle on top, which is great  for gamers, for example, who might want to bring their machine to a LAN  party.
  
  
Smartphones are lightweight and can fit in a purse or pocket.  They are designed to be taken everywhere with you — the very definition of  portability. A tablet won't fit into your pocket, but they're light and you  can carry them in one hand.
  
  
Storage
  
  
Consumer hard drive capacities already exceed one  terabyte (TB) and they continue to increase in size. Even the most basic  computer comes with a 250 gigabyte (GB) hard drive today. This applies to  both desktop and laptop computers. Netbooks such as the Google Chromebook,  which is designed primarily for working within a web browser, sometimes offer  only 16 or 32 GB of space. You can always add additional internal hard disks  to your desktop computer, as long as you have available drive bays and  interface connections available. An external hard disk can be added to  desktop, laptop, and netbook computers.
  
  
Most smartphones and tablets come with between 8 GB and 64 GB  of built-in storage. (In some cases, an expansion slot may be available for  an additional memory chip providing removable storage.) Smartphones and  tablets will offer less storage capacity than a computer, and their  components cannot be modified like a computer's. It's a good idea to know how  much storage you require before purchasing your device, and factor that into  your decision.
  
  
Connectivity
  
  
Desktop computers generally come with Ethernet capability,  either on the motherboard or a discrete NIC. Most desktop computers  require a peripheral device,  such as a USB Wi-Fi  adapter, to connect to wireless networks. Most  laptops include both Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking as a standard feature.
  
  
Smartphones and tablets can connect to Wi-Fi networks for  Internet access. Also, smartphones can connect to a mobile data network, and  many tablets offer mobile data connectivity as an option. These tablets can  also usually make phone calls on your mobile network. Mobile data comes at a  premium, however: most mobile data plans offer a set amount of data that you  can use per month, offering additional data at an expensive, metered fee.  Speed and consistency of mobile data connections depends on the technology  used by your specific device and mobile network.
  
  
Operating system
  
  
Operating systems designed for computers and laptops are  full-featured. They are designed to take advantage of fast CPUs, large  amounts of disk space, and high amounts of RAM. Also, they take advantage of  the features of modern chipsets that are not available on most mobile  devices.
  
  
Mobile operating systems (primarily Android, iOS and windows  Mobile)  are specialized for a specific set of devices and a use cases.  By default, they don't offer you complete access to your system hardware (Administrator or  "root" access). They also have stricter hardware requirements  because the ecosystem of mobile apps and devices is strongly connected to  specific hardware features on the newest hardware. In other words, you can't  run the newest apps on an older mobile OS and the newest mobile OS won't run  on a significantly old device.
  
  
Data Entry and user input
  
  
A computer uses a keyboard for data entry that most users are  familiar with and comfortable using. The mouse is also available for easy  scrolling and clicking.
  
  
Smartphones feature an on-screen touch keyboard that is much  smaller than that of a standard computer. The smaller keyboard can make  typing more difficult for users, especially for those who have big fingers.  Some smartphones feature a slide-out keyboard, with actual keys to press.  Again, this keyboard is much smaller than a standard computer keyboard and  can still be difficult for some users.
  



Most users today have both a smartphone and a computer in their home. They use a smartphone for phone calls, messaging, browsing the Internet, reading e-mail, and other small jobs and use a computer for more complicated projects or work. If you are trying to decide between only a smartphone or a computer, also consider a tablet ora hybrid computer, which offers the best of both a laptop and tablet.

Finally, if you're considering a smartphone but don't think you'll use the Internet much, we highly recommend purchasing a feature phone instead of a smartphone to avoid monthly data costs.





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You spend more time : Computer or Smartphone?

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spend more time with smartphone cause you can bring it anywhere and use it mainly for communication, i use my computer for heavy multimedia editing tasks and watching hevc 10 bit videos...
2018-05-03 07:54:33

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2018-05-03 08:03:09
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Smartphone
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respect smartphone ?
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smartphone
2018-05-03 12:24:04

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Thanks!
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Thanks
2018-05-03 14:24:37
Smartphone addict.
2018-05-03 15:36:11
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