Well mainly because virtually all parts are replaceable and upgradeable as compared to laptops. Laptops are manufactured in China & Taiwan by ODM's and sold to Sony,HP, Dell and Apple to add memory and hard drives and processors. If you want portability go with a laptops if you want more power and easier upgradeability go desktop.
I've had fun using my very own first laptop, but now it's really getting old and needs an upgrade.
I'm trying to make a list of pros and cons on whether I should invest in another laptop or a desktop.
But, I say to myself: "why?"
Why is there a price difference?
1) Is it because they have to make the parts portable? On a side note, are the parts used in laptops low-powered as opposed to parts in desktops? They can't put a real Core Duo chip in a laptop as it consumes a lot of power, so they put in a more energy efficient chip which isn't as powerful. Is that correct?
Why does a desktop seem like a "sturdier" choice?
2) Because, it is stationary and away from you? I know my laptop feels flimsy the fan is wearing down, and the internal HD is crappin' out fast.
I recently used a Toshiba Satellite laptop and it feels surprisingly solid as well as the Mac Books etc..
..but, I feel that I need a good sturdy desktop so I can maybe upgrade it in the future too.
What do you guys think?