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desktop vs laptop trend

i was looking in
http://www.deals2buy.com/computers

and find that there are a lot more laptops than desktops.

even with desktops, i don't see offers with monitors included in price.

question
1)is desktop still $value better than laptop guaranteed?
2)why is dell not offering monitor as bundle offer anymore like it used to do in previous years? are monitor prices gone up?

thanks
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IanTh

I do think in the future there might be desktops made up from modules and if you think about it a laptop could be a module that added to the rest when its plugged into the rest of the set up

I do know a few computer manufacturers thinking of modular systems where you add say graphics cards in a module for instance
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It's convenience and space.  I can take a laptop almost anywhere.  My wife hates that I carry it on vacation...until she wants to use it.  We both have our laptops on caddies next to the couch.  TV these days is not terribly demanding, so it's possible to watch/listen while surfing or working.  When we have visitors, they get closed up.

In our first apartment, half the dining table was reserved for a PowerPC desktop.  In our first house, half the breakfast counter was taken up by a mini-tower and a CRT.  So much stuff piled on, we rarely used it...got a laptop and wireless router instead.

The kids still have an eMac, but it covers the whole desk.  And you can't hide it, so everybody wants to play on it when kids come over.  And computer time-outs require taking the power cord away and leaving the computer in place.

For work, I always have an external monitor.  Even with a calibrated high-res screen, the color is never good.  I have IPS monitors at work and home.  Carry the laptop daily.  Having full desktops at both would be a little more expensive.

And yes, I'm the geek who took an iPhone video, edited & ripped it on the tailgate of my SUV, then used my cell phone hotspot to upload it to a sharing site...all while at the beach.

Many people will never use laptops outside the house.  It's a huge space saver, and makes things tidy when you can just close the lid and put it in a drawer.  You can buy a casual laptop (surfing & shopping) for $300-500.  Same price as a desktop with a monitor.  I recommend cheap laptops to friends and family.  It should last for 1.5-2 years, then replace it right about the same time the battery goes dead.
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