Dear friends, my previous search has just brought up some older threads, and as the computer technology is going fast, I therefore try asking this question again. If this already has been debated to death, please forgive me, and please direct me to the newer threads.... So, My Dell desktop is close to 6 years old, and I fear that it is approaching the last part of its ife span, and I have to buy a new computer. What are the pro and cons of desktop vs. laptops apart from the obvious: You can carry the laptop everywhere. Please note that I am not a professional photographer, just an enthusiast, so money/budget matters. I do not want to stir up a pc vs. mac debate here, so please, let's us discuss windows-pc's only. I do not want to learn a new system now. Help me out here, guys, please!