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It just doesn't make sense to me to use more than one computer when I can keep everything I need in one place and take it with me when travelling.
You might want to have that discussion with my wife who has had to send more than a few laptops to the repair center for a variety of reasons, which leaves you completely and utterly 100% out of business.
I have a desktop AND a laptop just for that very reason.
You could have 2 laptops instead, but laptops are pricier than desktops, which is why I have one of each.
I do not bother with desktops, so I prefer laptop and laptop.
You can carry laptops around, and if they do need servicing they are easier to unplug and carry to the shop. Plus they take up less space and can be easily hidden away if required. And, they work when you have a power cut! really useful at times.
[edited by: Visit_Thailand at 3:06 am (utc) on Dec. 27, 2008]
I went from desktop alone to a laptop.
That quickly became laptop plus pocket pc because I didn't want to lug the laptop everywhere. It was heavy because I bought a system robust enough to do everything I wanted a desktop to do.
Then I hooked up the laptop to a second monitor, printer, trackball, keyboard and external hard drive. At this point I hardly ever took it anywhere because it was a pita to unhook and rehook all the cables.
Since I got a desktop system again I've been moving to progressively lighter and smaller laptops.
My current setup is a beefy desktop system with two large monitors (could definitely go for a third) and two hard drives (one for system, one for data). For when I'm on the go or in bed, I have an MSI Wind, which I love. It's small enough to fit in my purse, or even an oversized coat pocket and with usb keys, Jungledisk, and my wireless modem, I can get to all my files anywhere and if something happens to my laptop, I lose nothing, 'cause the data doesn't live there.
I use a small 14.4 inch laptop for travel, with a bigger external 20 inch screen and regular keyboard at home.
I take at least one external HD with on travels.