Desktops have been there longer than laptops. Desktop is basically a word used for computers that you use on a desk. These computers are big and require a constant power supply. They are not portable in any sense of the word. The first computers were big as a full room, bigger than the biggest desktop we use today. Initially computers were only able to handle calculations but as the years went on, they started opening up new ways to use a computer. Similarly, as people saw its usefulness, computers started becoming smaller and it became small enough to become a desktop where it was good enough for commercial use. Computers changed the way we work but people weren’t able to carry it around and this was before the internet so people had to use the same computer to access their data and information. For example, I’m an emergency they had to come to their office desktop to access what they need. Due to this people wanted a computer to carry around. This in turn led to the creation of the laptop.The first laptops weren’t even close to the laptops we know today. They were large, bulky and heavy.
They were portable but larger than suitcases at the time. Since the laptop mostly relies of battery power, it only lasted a short while. Further, it didn’t offer the same experience as a desktop computer. The device was no means a failure but rather a stepping stone to portability. Manufacturers, after seeing the viability of the laptop decides to work on it. There was lot of research and development going into creating laptops. They tried to make laptops not only smaller but also with improved battery life and to emulate the same experience as a desktop computer. This process was not immediate and it took a couple of years. Till then, people had to manage with the slow and bulky versions but year after year the laptop became better and better. The internet was another boon because it made computers even more relevant. Unlike the powerful MPO cable used today for the internet, it was slower back then but it started growing.With each iteration of the laptop, the device began becoming more efficient to a level to even match desktops. Today laptops and desktops are very powerful and are high tech using fiber optic cable splitter and high-speed internet.Laptops are so popular, it outsells desktops today. This is because it offers the speed and power at a much smaller and superior battery life. Laptops have replaced desktops in most offices and home. Desktops still remain mainly for high power usage and gaming, which still laptops cannot much and it cost quite higher than an equally spec’d laptop.