Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Hey, if that's your thing, more power to you. I don't enjoy anything with the words "some assembly required."
Plus, in this era of wireless-everything, I don't see the point to owning a desktop system unless you have a serious need for computational power. For most casual and business use, the ability to move beyond the confines of your desk/office outweighs any other considerations IMO.
Yeah, it would be hard to live without a laptop. I use mine all the time to run my websites and check the Internet a hundred times a day.
But I love my desktop too. When I am doing some serious database work I need my giant monitor and some desk space to spread out my papers while I work. I don't play games that much lately, but a desktop kicks the crap out of a laptop for gaming.
I guess laptops are great for casual computing, but you need a powerful desktop for the serious stuff. It all depends on what you use the computer for.