And they don't wear out that quick except for one user. These are mostly Dell units and at home we've gone all laptop with any issues.
For you, the desktop may be the better deal. Gamers and heavy keyboarding are better on the desktop. Those that lose power units may need a little guidance on the care and transport. However failure in this case does not show up in all users. For example the office has some 100+ laptops and not one power supply death in years.
now im just seeing how other feel on this subject.
for me I had 2 Desktops and 1 Laptop(where im at right now.)
and i would say Desktops are the better buy. for the reason is i have had those desktops for more then 5 years and still ran great. wile i have had this laptop for a total of 1 year now and a lot of things on it are wearing out. including had to replace the power supply cord. yay its portable but i end up damaging it more if i try to take it anywhere.
whats your take on this subject?