If you’re thinking of buying a computer, you
may have wondered: Is a laptop right for me? Depending on how you plan to use it, the answer
may be “yes.” In this video, we’ll look at some of the ways that a laptop is different
from a desktop, to help you decide. The biggest difference is portability. Laptops
have to be small and light so that you can pick them up and take them with you. Since
all of the basic parts are built-in, setting up a laptop is as easy as opening it. The
downside is that the monitor is usually smaller than a desktop monitor, so you’ll have less
screen space. Another important difference is that laptops
use a battery. The battery can provide power to the laptop when you’re on the go, and it
will recharge whenever it’s plugged in. An added benefit of having a battery is that
if the power goes out, the battery can work as a backup power source.
Instead of a mouse, laptops usually have a built-in touchpad, also known as a trackpad.
You can control the pointer on the screen by using a drawing motion with your finger.
If you haven’t used a touchpad before, the experience is a little bit different from
using a mouse, and it may take a while to get used to.
If you’re buying a desktop computer, you can mix and match almost any monitor, keyboard,
and mouse that you want. With a laptop, you won’t have quite as much freedom, since everything
is built-in. However, if you want to have the best of both worlds, you can use your
laptop’s ports to connect a separate monitor, keyboard, and mouse — basically turning your
laptop into a desktop. And of course, whenever you want to, you can simply disconnect everything
and take your laptop with you. As you can see, there are some important differences
between laptops and desktops. So depending on your preferences, you can decide which
one best suits your needs.

Computer Basics: Getting to Know Laptop Computers

25 thoughts on “Computer Basics: Getting to Know Laptop Computers

  • September 12, 2013 at 3:27 am
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    FIRST!

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  • September 12, 2013 at 3:16 pm
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    Second!

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  • June 25, 2014 at 9:09 am
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    third?

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  • July 31, 2014 at 7:40 am
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    wat about not being able to change graphics cards?

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  • August 4, 2014 at 6:52 pm
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    Have you recently purchased a #laptop and are unsure where to begin? Watch our video on Getting to Know Laptop Computers for some pointers.
     
    Please SHARE so others can become more comfortable with laptops too!

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  • July 24, 2015 at 4:36 pm
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    Best channel eva!!!

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  • May 31, 2016 at 3:06 pm
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    I literally use a mouse and a touch thing

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  • March 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm
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    I love this video :D!!

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  • April 23, 2017 at 7:20 am
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    Great video wish I had of looked at it before I bought the laptop but its cool.

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  • May 2, 2017 at 5:24 pm
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    I just got a Gaming Laptop and I just got mini fridge so I can drink mountain dew for days

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  • May 30, 2017 at 12:00 pm
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    I just got a blue mouse

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  • July 12, 2017 at 3:12 pm
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    THANK YOU VERY MUCH IT IS USEFUL FOR ME

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  • September 18, 2017 at 8:04 pm
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    meh

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  • November 4, 2017 at 9:22 pm
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    Thanks

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  • January 26, 2018 at 4:42 pm
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    Thank you very much sir and your team
    Keep doing

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  • May 16, 2018 at 3:25 am
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    I bought laptop but i dont know how to use it hehe

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  • August 13, 2018 at 7:50 pm
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    please make a video fastest laptops with 20000-30000rs

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  • August 27, 2018 at 11:32 pm
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    i have to work on it

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  • September 1, 2018 at 1:56 pm
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    Hey I just have so many problems
    1. after so many trials I can't log in to my Google account…
    I have done everything but
    2. I forgot my laptops log in password ……
    Can someone help me
    ( lenovo + mozrilla )

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  • September 28, 2018 at 10:35 am
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    Wonderful in laptop!!

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  • November 23, 2018 at 12:04 pm
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    Please make next videos

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  • November 30, 2018 at 7:59 pm
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    This sounds like the guy in bright side.

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  • April 13, 2019 at 6:31 am
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    Laptop:
    Pro: portable
    Con: batteries,
    Poor heat venting.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 7:45 pm
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    Thought this was going to explain what cpu's and gpu's did

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  • September 5, 2019 at 10:41 pm
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