Since I am getting married in April and am in my spending zone, I am in need to replace my current laptop, which honestly was a huge mistake buying in the first place. Don’t buy a Sony – looks good but thats about it.
So as my fiancee may tell you …. I have been bugging her with this for a while …. I need to definitely get a new laptop but also wouldn’t mind the additional juices of a desktop … or both?! And Windows or Mac?
I basically do a lot of web development work – work on Dreamweaver, Photoshop, some video editing, I dont play games ever (I have my xBox for that) and definitely a lot of multi-tasking.
Options: Desktop, Laptop or both?
So here is what I have for options.
- Laptop Only: I would be looking at another multimedia laptop with at least 15+ inch monster. Downside is that I’d be stuck with another big laptop
- Laptop + External Monitor: I was thinking buy a decent (13-14inch) laptop that carries some punch and when working at home, hock it up to an external wide screen monitor. I kinda like this option.
- Desktop Only: Well no brainer but i’d be stuck with my hopeless Sony laptop when moving around.
- Laptop + Desktop: Means I would have a mid-range laptop and a decent desktop to work at home. Problem I foresee are two – 1. File/email synchronization would be a pain (would working with an external hard-drive fix this?) and 2. I am very mobile (not really a problem, just a fact)
OS: Windows or Mac
Macs are cool but been on Windows for so long. Am a lil hesitant about the switch. Had power supply issues with Macs before and service parts cost a bomb!