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honey the codewitch20-Dec-21 5:39
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honey the codewitch20-Dec-21 6:02
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dandy7220-Dec-21 6:01
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honey the codewitch20-Dec-21 6:44
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dandy7220-Dec-21 7:02
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honey the codewitch20-Dec-21 7:10
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Andreas Mertens21-Dec-21 4:45
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I totally agree, you get much bang for the buck when buying a desktop vs. laptop. However there are advantages too in having a mobile system.

I work as a contractor/consultant. As a result if I want to go on vacation, I have to have a machine that I can easily take with me. It never fails that as soon as you have arrived somewhere, the client needs something changed.

My last trip to Oahu (feels like that was forever), I was able to flip open the laptop, spend a few hours in the morning over coffee doing work, and then spent the rest of the day relaxing. Even if just to do some handholding for the client. That way everyone is happy, and the client is more relaxed knowing that me taking some time off doesn't put them at risk.

And frankly, I love what I do, and vacation time often gives me the rest I need to step away from the minutiae and get creative again.

My last laptop was a Dell XPS 17, and it was a perfect machine that way. Full keyboard with a proper numeric keypad, 17" screen, extended battery, and sufficient horsepower to run VS and whatever tools I required. But alas, after 10 years it just doesn't have that oomph anymore. But after 10 years it has more than paid for itself.

On a side note - my main monitor is a 46" Sony HDTV. I have it set as low as possible on my desk and it works great as a monitor (plus running games from my Xbox). It is only 1920x1080, but is super crisp and ideal for multiple pages of text. Or lots of code windows within VS. I would probably get a higher res in the future, but I have no regrets with using this for the last 12 years.

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Daniel Pfeffer20-Dec-21 4:44
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honey the codewitch20-Dec-21 5:36
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Gerry Schmitz20-Dec-21 5:35
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honey the codewitch20-Dec-21 6:45
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Andreas Mertens21-Dec-21 4:50
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