04 June 2005

Laptops for everyone!

It's finally happened — more people are buying laptops than desktops.

It's easy to see why. I'm in an office with about 15 desktops, and this laptop is more capable than any of them. It's got a bigger screen, bigger disk, more RAM, WiFi, microphone, gigabit Ethernet, FireWire, S-video and digital video out, optical audio, and a backlit keyboard. It doesn't have a floppy drive, though. (Yes, of course it's a Mac — the 17" PowerBook.)

The only reasons I would get a desktop these days would be for gaming, serious video work, or really heavy-duty number-crunching.