Okay. Ever had one of those reports you just typed out and turned in, and then you looked at it?

This should make you computer people laugh.

Laptop vs. Desktop

When buying a computer there are many things to take into consideration, such as size, what it will be used for, and how well it is going to work. A lot of other things come to mind but today we’ll cover these three.

Batteries. Laptops have batteries, which means you have to charge them and keep them charged or they die in the middle of something important. However it also means you can take them with you when you have to move over a seat in the coffee shop. Where as with a desktop the battery never dies because it doesn’t have one. It has a plug, which means it doesn’t move. When the power goes out so does the computer, and whatever was being worked on at the time. Hope it was saved. There is an easy solution to this fear though, two really. One is you save often. The other is a battery backup unit easily purchased at a local store such as, Wal-mart, Kmart, Meijer, and ect.

Laptops are portable. They are generally small enough to fit into a backpack, or sit on a classroom desk. This means it can go anywhere the person who owns it can. Air planes, buses, restaurant, and, even bathrooms. Desktops generally aren’t taken anywhere. However this allows the user to commit to having a certain set of things in certain places on his or her desk that never move giving one the comfort of constancy.

Laptops only have one screen, and one internal drive, meaning way less memory than a person can get on a desktop. On a desktop you can connect and use multiple sizes of screens at the same time, and have multiple drives installed internally or externally. It is fairly easy to install up to seven internal drives in some computers.

Obviously the choice is that of the buyer. All of this and a few other things will help to make the purchase of a computer much easier.

Fail (?) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Failed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Failing.] [F. failir, fr. L. fallere, falsum, to deceive, akin to E. fall. See Fail, and cf. Fallacy, False, Fault.]

1.

To be wanting; to fall short; to be or become deficient in any measure or degree up to total absence; to cease to be furnished in the usual or expected manner, or to be altogether cut off from supply; to be lacking; as, streams fail; crops fail.

As the waters fail from the sea. Job xiv. 11.

Till Lionel's issue fails, his should not reign. Shak.

2.

To be affected with want; to come short; to lack; to be deficient or unprovided; -- used with of.

If ever they fail of beauty, this failure is not be attributed to their size. Berke.

3.

To fall away; to become diminished; to decline; to decay; to sink.

When earnestly they seek Such proof, conclude they then begin to fail. Milton.

4.

To deteriorate in respect to vigor, activity, resources, etc.; to become weaker; as, a sick man fails.

5.

To perish; to die; -- used of a person.

[Obs.]

Had the king in his last sickness failed. Shak.

6.

To be found wanting with respect to an action or a duty to be performed, a result to be secured, etc.; to miss; not to fulfill expectation.

Take heed now that ye fail not to do this. Ezra iv. 22.

Either my eyesight fails, or thou look'st pale. Shak.

7.

To come short of a result or object aimed at or desired ; to be baffled or frusrated.

Our envious foe hath failed. Milton.

8.

To err in judgment; to be mistaken.

Which ofttimes may succeed, so as perhaps Shall grieve him, if I fail not. Milton.

9.

To become unable to meet one's engagements; especially, to be unable to pay one's debts or discharge one's business obligation; to become bankrupt or insolvent.

 

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Fail (?), v. t.

1.

To be wanting to ; to be insufficient for; to disappoint; to desert.

There shall not fail thee a man on the throne. 1 Kings ii. 4.

2.

To miss of attaining; to lose.

[R.]

Though that seat of earthly bliss be failed. Milton.

 

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Fail, n. [OF. faille, from failir. See Fail, v. i.]

1.

Miscarriage; failure; deficiency; fault; -- mostly superseded by failure or failing, except in the phrase without fail.

"His highness' fail of issue."

Shak.

2.

Death; decease.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

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