I HAVE A DESKTOP.IT IS NOT SO PORTABLE , BUT WORKS ON ELECTRICITY THROUGH WALL SOCKETS.
Laptop is all in one computer that uses batteries or AC power to work. Laptop as the name suggests it can be used by just keeping it on lap. Laptops were invented back in1981 by Adam Osborne.
LAPTOP WORKS ON BATTERIES.
Desktop is a computer that is suitable for graphical users’ work space on a software operating system like the window desktop. Desktop consists of external components like keyboard, CPU, mouse, monitor.
DESKTOP HAS A HIGH STORAGE CAPACITY
Desktops are a more powerful choice for gaming and video productions as they have more powerful processors and have large data storage.
Laptops can be defined as compact and portable computers. There are no such external components like mouse, CPU or UPS. they act as fully functional units without any connected devices or power.
Data can be stored on the desktop and if there is lack of space then the hard drive can be replaced easily, manually.
Laptops are low in storage sometimes as they do not have replaceable hard drives , which is again a limitation or can be considered as a compromise for its portability.