My spin: Anchor Desk’s David Coursey helps answer the age old question, of do we need a desktop or laptop.
As laptop computers get more powerful there’s less and less need of a desktop computer. All you need is a large screen for the most part. Of course in a few rare cases you might want to do some internal expansion, but for most of us, a notebook computer screen would be fine.
As David points out though, THE POINT HERE is that, whatever technical equality now exists between the two form factors, there remains both dollars-and-cents and practical/personal choice reasons to choose a desktop, laptop, or both–which is really my recommendation.
With prices as low as they are, I can have a laptop for use around the house and occasional trips and a very nice desktop for a combined price of $2,000 or less. That’s a heck of a deal compared to hardware prices not that long ago.
The optimal thing is to have a travel notebook, real small and a full fledge desktop computer.