After our move several of our desktops - older machines but still in and around 3.0 GHz single pentium iv processors didn't survive the move. I'm wondering how the movers will repair or compensate.
What we had left was:
1. My old laptop 3.4 ghz high performance pentium laptop with x800 graphics card - is a good laptop - miserable battery - more of a laptop replacement - just died.
2. an old 3.0 ghz desktop i had reconfigured from being a file server to a desktop
3. my personal laptops for work and home
I'm thinking that subsequent computers may be laptops. I've always chased high performance desktops, but the new laptops have nice landscape monitors and are pretty fast in the procesor department.
The only shortcoming is their usual lack of a dedicated high performance video card, but then again I really never play computer games any more, so it's less of an issue. Furthermore, the prices are pretty reasonable, not much more than what I would spend on a custom built pc (say around $1200).
I expect I'll buy a new laptop for my wife before the year's out. I'm hoping my old desktop replacement laptop (the 3.4 ghz) is still working - as it has decent speed.
What would you do? Would you focus on desktops with faster performance or laptops with better integration and protability?