I'm getting pretty tired of carrying a 10+lb laptop bag around so I'm thinking of selling it and funding 2 mid-end PC towers, 1 for my work office, 1 for home. I already have an ultrabook that I can take around if I need to do casual work or offload memory cards when doing video/photo work. The computers are going to be mainly used for video editing, photo editing, and occasional gaming. My laptop is an ASUS ROG G75VW - i7-3610QM 2.3 GHz, 12GB RAM, nVidia Geforce 670M 3GB, 2x HDD bays (my favourite feature); SSD boot drive and 1TB media drive, USB 3.0 ports. This is a HEAVY laptop and quite a pain to carry around. For the PC's, I'm looking to spend around $600-750 x2. No crazy specs, just a decent video card, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and a good CPU - not sure yet whether I will put an AMD or i5 CPU - I haven't quite done my research on CPU's yet. Is $600-750 per machine achievable with these specs? (the good thing is I have the SSD's already covered, but will probably have to buy a 2nd monitor and keyboard) I will carry current projects on an external HDD, like a 1TB WD Elements. I don't take on a whole ton of projects so 1TB is really enough. At home, I keep a 3TB external drive that I dump my complete projects in when I'm done, and also carries my archive of pictures, music, documents and videos. My question is if anyone would consider a similar setup - giving up a great laptop for desktops? And if there are any disadvantages to this setup? Does it hurt editing workflow? It would be like giving up a rMBP for a couple Mac Mini's (while you also have a Macbook Air for casual use). Side random question: Can I install Steam on 2 different PC's but have the games stored on an external HDD, so I don't have to install them on the PC's boot drive?