Desktop or Laptop in This Particular Circumstance


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 2, 2013
What if you use your laptop in the same location most of the time, but occasionally want to move it across the room to a different desk?
And once in a while go on a trip? And if you hate to interface with the laptop, and use a separate keyboard and mouse anyway, even when temporarily away from home?
What if your laptop started to show signs of decrepitude? Would you replace it with a desktop? Can/should a desktop be moved around on a whim? Can it be taken on a trip?


macrumors newbie
Nov 12, 2019
It seems pretty clear that a laptop would be the most suitable and only choice here.

The next closet choice would be a Mac mini. But you probably wouldn’t want to carry both the Mac and a monitor along with their power adapters and cables back and forth between the tables, not to mention bring them altogether on a trip, at that point you might as well just mobilize your whole room, hook it up on a truck and bring it with you. Just kidding...