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Old November 30, 2018, 07:01 AM
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Desktop is still my favourite platform.

Have a nice laptop (Microsoft Surface laptop, i5, 4K touchscreen, blah blah) that my wife uses frequently for web browsing, etc. and I use it if I have to take notes in a meeting or some similar mobile activity. But if I'm at home Desktop is King. If I am watching content, YouTube, Netflix, Twitch, etc. that I will use my phone for and Chromecast to main TV.

I could buy a powerful laptop and hook it up to my main screen and peripherals but to be powerful enough it would have to be a desktop replacement scale laptop and then given the size and weight that brings, what's the point. Also I can't build or enjoy a laptop the same as I have with my desktops over the years. Aside from gaming, the building is a big part of the PC hobby enjoyment for me.

That's why not being able to justify an upgrade lately has been so painful!
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Old November 30, 2018, 02:59 PM
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I also have a work iPad which I turn on every 6 months to see if it still works
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Old November 30, 2018, 03:08 PM
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I have already decided my next primary will be a notebook, but it will still be docked when at home. I like the flexibility.

The X1 Extreme has also caught my eye as well but apparently is having a lot of build quality issues and the 1050 Ti max Q has me second guessing. My hope is a refresh at CES but we will see.
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Old November 30, 2018, 04:35 PM
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I suppose we need to quantify "primary" for this......

If "Primary" refers to the PC that gets the most day to day use it's my laptop, if "Primary" refers to my work or gaming PC then it's still my desktop PC.
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Old November 30, 2018, 05:09 PM
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primary would refer to the device you use for most of your daily computation needs. as many as possible, up to and including gaming, if need be. ;)
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