October 6th, 2005



So, I want to get a laptop (er, I guess the phrase is "notebook", now?) computer for checking email and whatnot when I'm away at conferences. The question is: do I get a cheapo laptop and then sometime soon upgrade my desktop computer to be everything I want/need it to be, or do I buy a laptop as a desktop replacement?

I guess price and convenience are the two considerations. I think it's possible that I could get a cheapo laptop and a tricked-out desktop for less than the cost of a tricked-out laptop. Of course, being able to play games and watch movies and all that on an airplane would be convenient. And there's the convenience of keeping everything on one computer.

Anyone have any thoughts?