Originally Posted by Cutters
Jiffy, you may want to consider a desktop as your home base since desktops are not proprietary and laptops are. Desktops generally have less downtime and are easier to upgrade not to mention more economical to upgrade. When your laptop LCD goes out for example, youver pretty much lost your notebook as the price of a replacement lcd panel is very high where as with a desktop, you can easily replace a monitor for a hundred dollars or an lcd monitor for two or three hundred dollars. A laptop lcd repalcement would easily cost you five to seven hundred dollars. If laptops become proprietary at some point years down the road, they might actually make a viable desktop alternative, however, laptop manufacturers and resellers do not have a vested interest in seeing this happen as they would rather see you shell out for a brand new laptop.
When I'm typing up an e-mail or chatting, do I want someone peering over my shoulder for kicks? Do YOU?!
I realize the whole LCD goes and your laptop is basically done thing. Which is why I'm opting a fund for a desktop to stay as a base, I don't feel comfortable about this and hopefully my college will back me up with labs that will make this feeling dissapate. I mean come on, anyone looking over your shoulder that is uninvited is a PUNCH-IN-THE-FACE guest, correct?
Unless they are marveling over my crappy FPS skillz, then avert your eyes, plz.