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To surf the net I use...

Mainly PC/laptop 15 44.12%
 
Mainly Phone 1 2.94%
 
A balanced mix of both 6 17.65%
 
Only PC/Laptop 9 26.47%
 
Only phone 1 2.94%
 
Other, comments, Hilary clinton. 2 5.88%
 
Total:34

I've been using my phone exclusively over the last two years for the surfing the internet thinking i was getting a much more convenient experience over my 2011 laptop, I was wrong. Hideously wrong in fact, I bought a cheap chrome book to help me sort some things out in 2020 and not only is typing not a pain anymore but I rarely have to edit comments. My neck gets less strained. Sites just work better. Youtube is a more immersive experience. I can have multiple tabs open at once and I'm back to reading news instead of listening to other people read the news to me. I have started lightly researching news just to make sure there is no slant but most of all, frustration levels and internet fighting has dropped drastically. My eyes feel a little less strained. I even think i am sleeping a tad better and i am so less addicted to Twitter and the social media sites. I still use my phone but now it has become the device I want to avoid for it's lesser convenience. 

Phones and tablets, while they seem to do so on the surface are still not a replacement for the good old laptop. I didn't know what i was missing out on and for so long I thought booting up my laptop would be a drag and not worth it. Like with adding boobs to twitter [see here http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=240171&page=1 ] I've solved another first world problem and improved my life just a little.

Anyone else use their phones? And if you do, I urge you to rethink dusting of that laptop.



 

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I have a phone but I hate using it for the web. So 99.99% of the time it's my laptop.



Agreed, except I never had to switch back from phone to laptop. A laptop is so much superior it's not even funny. Using a phone to browse the internet is so annoying. Sites take much longer to load, are displayed the wrong way, have unclickable buttons and are more difficult and slow to navigate. Tapping the wrong button/link because of inaccuracies or just big fingers happens frequently.
You also don't need a shit ton of apps, because surfing via browser is already convinient enough.



Congrats.

I mostly use internet, for simple browsing stuff like VGC, on phone myself. Last week though I actually bought a new laptop myself, a new 16" MacBook Pro. I need it for work, but this thing is so awesome that I see myself using it more and more for browsing myself as well.



Barozi said:
Agreed, except I never had to switch back from phone to laptop. A laptop is so much superior it's not even funny. Using a phone to browse the internet is so annoying. Sites take much longer to load, are displayed the wrong way, have unclickable buttons and are more difficult and slow to navigate. Tapping the wrong button/link because of inaccuracies or just big fingers happens frequently.
You also don't need a shit ton of apps, because surfing via browser is already convinient enough.

Indeed. This site is one that really benefits from what you mentioned, the mobile site is such poop and the ad in the reply box is so awkwardly placed by design for clicks, i'd imagine. I think it might be one of the reasons the hurts the site in its decline. 



 

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S.Peelman said:
Congrats.

I mostly use internet, for simple browsing stuff like VGC, on phone myself. Last week though I actually bought a new laptop myself, a new 16" MacBook Pro. I need it for work, but this thing is so awesome that I see myself using it more and more for browsing myself as well.

Congrats to you too. We are fools reclaiming our dignity, together. :)



 

I only use my phone when I'm not at home. At home, my laptop is way more convenient.



Same way I feel like desktop over laptops. Sure you can hookup a mouse but most people don't with laptops. All I have to say is fuck that tiny keyboard and fuck trackpads and balls or whatever fuck they are



I only ever use my phone for browsing if I have no other choice and I absolutely need to look something up. Otherwise, it's always on a PC/laptop.



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I use my mac pro with 30" display, keyboard and mouse. Haven't had a better experience surfing in the web so far with anything else.