Most laptops vulnerable to attack via peripheral devices. Many modern laptops and an increasing number of desktop computers are much more vulnerable to hacking through common plug-in devices than previously thought, according to new research.
With the number of people learning about technology as the years go by this isn't surprising at all. On top of that, maintaining a laptop will be difficult because once it has a hardware error - it's can be really hard to go back to where it used to be.
You can't change hardware in a laptop like you can with a desktop but I believe newer laptops shouldn't have this issue.
I have laptop installed with Linux and not Windows. I feel more secure with this OS even though I know for sure if hackers want to hack me not even Linux can help. However for majority of the amateur hacker aka kid who can search in google ‘how to hack’ the tools are less relevant due to less popularity.