Desktop Computers.......how quaint!
I've recently joined the ranks of those who don't have a Desktop Computer. Of course, I'd owned a Desktop of some sort since the days of Windows 3.1. I decided that I really didn't need to have a computer that was bulky and had more cables than Comcast. Besides, I had my desktop located in an area where I was isolated from the rest of the house.
My laptop has always been every bit as powerful as my desktop and it is way more convenient. Once I installed a wireless network in my house, I had no need for the desktop anymore. The laptop became supremely portable. The wireless Internet access is every bit as fast as when hooked up via the Ethernet cable. The best feature is that I can be anywhere in the house, as well as the porch and rear deck and still have Internet access on demand. This is great for those late night blogging sessions on AR.
So I came to realize that I didn't need to have a laptop for work and business trips as well as a desktop for home use. One good laptop can do the job of both units. You also get ultimate flexibility and portability.