I like desk top also, with all the stuff I have connected you could never use a laptop, including 2 monitors, wacom tablet, printer, 5 hard drives, mouse , surround sound with 2 sub woofers and an assortment of cables for all the GPS;'s we have ( we geocache so we have a few GPS"s)
Actually, I don’t agree with this. I have a laptop in a docking station. that means my two large monitors, speakers, keyboards, mouse, all USB stuff (like external drives) are indeed “permanently” hooked up. When I need portability, I just push the release button and go!
As for value, while I agree that, IF you don’t need any portability, then a desktop is a better value than a laptop head to head, if you, as another poster indicated, have a desktop but keeps a laptop in addition for traveling, then the $$ might indeed not be better.