Desktops are better than laptops?
What I've discovered, though, is that my desktop PC, for standard development tasks, is astoundingly faster than my work laptop for just about everything.
Personally, though I really do want a new PowerMac G5 I can’t see myself investing much in desk-anchored computing anymore. Not since I got my first laptop, and later my first wireless ethernet card. What I can see myself doing, though, is maybe investing a little bit into a new PC for games, and maybe for a box with lots of storage and CPU power to stick in a closet somewhere and use via network.
<p>Sure, a dirt cheap box tied to the spot via a dozen cables should be able to smoke my lightweight personal computing device… but what if I use that stationary box <strong>from remote</strong> with that lightweight device? It’s client/server all over again, but this time I own both the server and the client.</p> <p>See… that’s where I <strong>really</strong> think it’s at. :)</p>