I was just wondering how many people preferred a laptop over a desktop. All I've ever owned is portable computers because there were times in school that I needed to take a fully functioning OS with me. However, in a few years I will have completed grad school and there should be a Retina (4K) smaller iMac or Retina (5K) larger iMac. Anyway, all the accounting firms I interview with issue their own laptops to employees so I wonder if I'll ever need a laptop. I'm considering (after I graduate) getting an iMac and just using my iPad as my "away from desk" system. As it stands now my MacBook stays on a desk 99% of the time and I often use an external monitor with it. You can use a laptop in clamshell as a desktop, but then you have to worry about battery health if you never unplug it. Just out of curiosity, how many of you would still buy a laptop even if you didn't need portability? Do you just like the form factor?