Originally Posted by Bourgoises Pig
For that "desktop" experience, it would be very easy to connect a laptop to an external keyboard and a 22 inch or larger LCD. NO clunky desktop is needed.
I thought everyone was buying cheap netbooks that use "cloud computing?"
Netbooks and portable devices are the future - not clunky desktops.
According to a survey released today most people don't trust the cloud to store any of their personal data.
I have a MacBook Pro courtesy of my employer. It sits on a desk at work (with an external KB/mouse/display) or sits on a desk at home. For business use it's nice to have the same environment at home, but that could be achieved by booting off an external HD. There's no need for me to have an expensive portable computer.
For personal use any laptop would be a waste of my money because there's a desktop version of every style, including netbooks, that offer more of everything for the same price. Why settle for 15" when a superior 27" display is available at the same price with a faster processor and greater storage?
Sometimes I wish I could get information while I'm out at the store or running an errand. You know what? I can do that with an iPhone way better than with a netbook or laptop.
The perfect solution for me is a desktop and a handheld. Obviously you'd rather spend your money differently and you're free to do so.