Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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by Morgan on Fri 28th Sep 2012 22:14 UTC in reply to "..."
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Well everyone's use case is different. No matter how much you spend speccing out a monster gaming laptop, two years later it won't be good enough to play the most recent games and there's usually no way to upgrade the video and CPU. With a desktop PC, you can upgrade components individually as needed and save money over time.

There are some excellent cases for using a laptop exclusively too, of course, as it seems you have discovered. My current setup is an HP desktop machine with upgraded video and RAM for daily use (gaming, serving media to the Xbox in the living room, compiling/editing audio and video etc). My go-to computer for light stuff like Internet browsing and general media consumption used to be a Sony Vaio laptop but is now an Asus Eee Pad Transformer with the keyboard dock. It makes a very nice netbook that can become a tablet instantly, and so far I've gone the entire week without charging it.

At my part time job we use a mix of laptops and desktops, and part of my function there is to set them up and ensure they all stay running. We use laptops at workstations that need to save space, and we have one floating laptop for warehouse work (though for my part I've been taking the Asus to work and it serves very well as a mobile workstation, especially with the camera on the back for scanning barcodes into our inventory system).

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