There’s a lot of discussion regarding where you should use your laptop. We’ll touch on that briefly below, but the main focus of this post is on where you should put your desktop computer.
First and foremost, why does it matter? Of course, you care about the appearance of your workspace and want to keep the number of wires and cables to a minimum. Airflow is also significant, aside from aesthetics. Fans suck in cool air and discharge heated air out the back or top of computers to keep them cool. If you don’t give your computer enough area to “breathe,” it will overheat.
When a computer overheats, it might become unresponsive or shut down unexpectedly. Internal components may be harmed by the hot air. This applies to both laptops and desktop computers. That’s why it’s recommended that you place your laptop on a raised, slatted stand so that air can reach the vents. A table in direct sunlight or above a furnace duct should also be avoided.
But, Where Do I Put My Computer?
You don’t want to put your computer anywhere where it will collect dust, which is a good reason to avoid putting it on the floor. This exposes it to additional dust, hair, and other debris. The debris can be sucked in by the computer’s fans because they are drawing in chilly air.
You also run the danger of accidently striking or kicking the computer if you’re on the floor. Mechanical hard drives are vulnerable to sudden jolts. Furthermore, USB disks or anything else inserted into the front may be knocked out, causing the port to be damaged.
Some desks have under-desk drawers where you may store your computer. However, there’s a chance they weren’t created with enough airflow in mind.
To avoid any bumps or drops, it’s preferable to place your computer on a sturdy surface. You should also arrange it such that the rope does not cause tripping hazards. You risk damaging the power connection or, worse, knocking the computer off your table or desk if you fall.
Because airflow is so important, you don’t want to put the computer too close to the wall. If the cables in the back bend too much, they can be damaged. Alternatively, it will be more difficult to remove the warm air as it exhausts out the back.
Keeping Your Desktop PC Safe
The ideal option for the safety and lifespan of your desktop computer is to place it parallel to the display, safely stable on your desk or table, with excellent airflow and room for the connections.
Do you desire a more organized setup? Take a look at an all-in-one PC. The only cables you’ll have are for power, Ethernet (unless you utilize WiFi), and your USB accessories because it combines a screen and computer within. Even then, a wireless keyboard and mouse are an option. They are quite convenient to use, and the batteries can last up to six months. To reduce waste, most people can use rechargeable batteries.
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