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Hey gang,

Do you work from a desk, or a laptop?

I built a nice home office but started feeling confined getting stuck in there all day so I invested in this:

Laptop Desk

Now I have the option to setup office in the Lazy Boy with my laptop, next to a coffee table and I have a relaxing day at "the office"

Scot

P.S. This is a bit challenging when school is out during the summer but it's still nice to be around the family a bit more
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    I use a laptop with a lap desk. I sit in a comfy chair and have easy access to what I need. It's set up in an extra room, so interruptions are few. And when the doors are closed, it is very quiet.

    I don't think I could ever go back to being tied down to a desktop.

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  • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
    I use a laptop but usually work away from home using mobile broadband. I usually use a cafe or restaurant, or just use a bench and table in a park or even in my car.
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  • Profile picture of the author vagabondette
    I travel full time so there's no way a desktop would work for me. I have a netbook and it's perfect for me. It can get a little sluggish when I have a lot going on (only 1 G of RAM) but at only 2 lbs I'll take the loss of speed in exchange for the smaller size.
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    • Profile picture of the author GT
      lol ... I bought a laptop for the portability ... but I seldom use it anywhere but on my desk!

      I find that I can stay focused better by sitting here in my office with few other distractions. If I take my notebook anywhere else in the house, I get distracted by family, by television, by stuff outside the window...

      However, the benefit is still portability: when I travel, my whole office comes with me inside my computer! How can you beat that?

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      • Profile picture of the author mark z
        Originally Posted by GT View Post

        lol ... I bought a laptop for the portability ... but I seldom use it anywhere but on my desk!

        I find that I can stay focused better by sitting here in my office with few other distractions. If I take my notebook anywhere else in the house, I get distracted by family, by television, by stuff outside the window...

        However, the benefit is still portability: when I travel, my whole office comes with me inside my computer! How can you beat that?

        GT
        Completely understand you.
        Same situation here.
        Additionally, besides main laptop, I often use my two office desktops for more demanding jobs
        Sometimes feel so strange without usual multitasking jobs in background. lol
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        • Profile picture of the author pioneer
          Hi, this is really a cool post. I am using a desktop yes i am also thinking to buy a laptop like u. oh! I sit on a wood chair and its too hard. I soon change it.

          Thank u all,
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  • Profile picture of the author Silas Hart
    I utilize both. I bring my laptop to work and do some reading and writing during down time, and I use it for when I travel which is mostly for non-business travel. (Was Very nice to have a laptop with me on my trip to China)

    At home, I stick to the desktop so I remain in the office area as to not be disturbed as easily by the TV, and by a girlfriend who doesn't see the significance in the time I spend on my projects.
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  • Profile picture of the author sanjid112
    I used desktop right now, since my laptop is lost
    Still try to collecting more money to buy the new one.
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    • Profile picture of the author JulieAdam
      I use a laptop but usually work away from home using mobile broadband.
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    • Profile picture of the author Agnes Lyle
      Originally Posted by sanjid112 View Post

      I used desktop right now, since my laptop is lost
      Still try to collecting more money to buy the new one.
      There's a whole way of getting stuff like laptops, iPhones, etc etc for free, perfectly legit and logical, though it takes a little time. You can find all the details at
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      I use a laptop myself, but made the mistake of buying one that's a bit too heavy, though the large screen is nice. I want a really light notebook next time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
    both.

    my desktop is for things like building websites. it has a bigger screen, all my graphics programs, my ftp stuff..etc. The desktop also has a 1tb external drive hooked to it and is used by the laptop as a server as well. The laptop is more for checking the pages, seo stuff..etc.
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    • Interesting topic,

      Like everyone, we stated with a PC, and if like most, we have had a few, at least I have, but for the past year I have used nothing but a laptop since closing my traditional office, then home office, to sitting on couch for past 8 years working from my laptop, so I couldn't even imagine a reason to go back to a PC?

      I have had three laptops, and my most recent is a super compact lightweight Dell and a Gateway now that my daughter needs computer for school, so given they take less space, use less power, are portable when I travel, more convenient and once you get use to keyboard, I could not even imagine using PC with mouse any longer. lol

      Like everything, it is all about what you are comfortable with, and when I am sitting on my couch scanning all my emails and managing my online business interests, I sometimes say, why did I ever bother setting up a home office sitting at a desk? Laptops are so much less expensive now, and although my old Dell was heavy, it was a great personal heater in winter. lol

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  • Profile picture of the author Jmay
    I use laptop for portability since I cant work on the same place all the time..need to move around when I feel quite boring with the surrounding. But it's up to you.. you can use both if you have enough budget..desktop works well to run high speed and heavy application.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
    Laptop. I don't think I'll ever go back to a desk top.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    My next machine will be a laptop. There's simply no reason to be tied down to a desktop anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author wirelessgeek
    I use a laptop and take it with me everywhere! That way if I'm traveling and decide to have lunch at Panera or someplace with wireless, I can just hop on and check my e-mail and stuff. I keep all my important stuff on a few flash drives which I carry either in my purse or my pockets, so if I ever "lose" my laptop, at least I'll still have my data.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    I have both but use my desktop exclusively. The laptop is for emergencies but Thank God haven't had one.

    I got all this junk, network adapter etc to set it up so I could access my destop remotely using my laptop - however it was all for naught. Turns out the desk top has to be online which means there would be no emergency.

    For those that never use their laptop be sure to turn it on weekly and get all the Windows, security updates, etc. so that you are not sitting there for hours waiting in the middle of needing to do something on the fly.
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  • Profile picture of the author M Thompson
    Mostly PC, occasionally laptop but It annoys the hell out of me.

    Next purchase is going to be a Nettop perfect for the non cpu intensive stuff i do 90% of the time
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  • Profile picture of the author nRehman
    Laptop is the best, atleast it gives me liberty to move.. but I am thinking about what could be the possible problems we'll get in future because it doesnt bound me to obey any principle of its usage.
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  • Profile picture of the author milo_pl
    I'm moving out right now all my stuff from desktop to laptop, I'm switching completely to laptop. It's not only faster (in my case at least) but it's also nice to lie on the couch and do work there
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  • Profile picture of the author zombofi
    I'm using a laptop. Mainly for the portability factor.
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  • Profile picture of the author Devilishboy
    laptops are too good for the comfort but desktops have much better performance and features which we can get on the Laps also but need to spend a lot of money for that..Desktops are still better option for Gamers
    I am using Desktop but i am not a Gamer so i don't need to stuck with it..i'll surely gonna purchase lap in next few days
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  • Profile picture of the author ngseosept
    I also work with a laptop because of portability and convenience. You can bring it anywhere and be able to work as long as you have a trusty Internet connection/ Wifi. The lap desk is also pretty cool.
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  • Profile picture of the author imageman
    I do most of my works on desk top,but hang on to my laptop for mobility.
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  • Desktop kind of person. At this point the laptop just surfs the internet and I think I surf the internet more on the phone than the laptop.
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  • Profile picture of the author culvers
    I used to only buy desktops, but recently started using a nice laptop, and would never go back now. Cant beat the portability, and being able to work from different rooms or locations. Very happy with the set up i have now
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  • Profile picture of the author natscash
    I use my desktop for building my websites cause all my files are saved on there. I use my laptop for internet activities.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nitro
    I use both. During the day I do most of my work from my Desktop but if I am out and about, i'll switch on the old laptop.
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  • Profile picture of the author AvidAZ
    I'm torn. I love my mac, but when it comes time to work I need a desktop Windows machine.
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    • Profile picture of the author aakayb
      I use the desktop, the laptop is only a year old, but bulky for its age.
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    • Profile picture of the author garyv
      Can your laptop do this?



      I mainly use my desktop so that I can have multiple monitors. I also have a laptop for when I travel, but I feel like I'm working in a broom closet when I use it. I love my mulitple monitors and will not go back to a single monitor.
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      • Profile picture of the author atwellpub
        Originally Posted by garyv View Post

        Can your laptop do this?



        I mainly use my desktop so that I can have multiple monitors. I also have a laptop for when I travel, but I feel like I'm working in a broom closet when I use it. I love my mulitple monitors and will not go back to a single monitor.
        Whats a setup like that cost?
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  • Profile picture of the author Modern Architect
    Laptop...easy travelling
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  • Profile picture of the author buncoh
    @garyv - that's awesome!

    I have no laptop right now. Just use a desktop and.. well, works fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author NyceGuy
    No brainer for me,

    Definitely a laptop.
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    Laptop for me....I get to work whereever my little boy is spreading all his toys around (the office is off limits for him!)
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    Laptop all the way...
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  • Profile picture of the author plstar
    it really depends how mobile that you need to be.

    I would really like to get a nice non laptop mac !!
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit-smart
    I like old style decor; my office looks like something from the 1920s. I have a big, (200 pound) solid oak desk. I got it when an insurance company went out of business a few years back, apparently they'd had it for like 40 years.

    Anyways, What you need is a laptop AND a dock. I have 5 monitors, external hardrives, a keyboard and mouse, all plugged into a dock. When I want to go mobile, I push the release button and my laptop disconnects. When I want to sit back down at the desk, I just pop it in place and my entire systems up and running without plugging in a single cable.

    The best of both worlds.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mari Raven
    I got a laptop in my home, and it never leave the desk. And I got a desktop in my office that means I can't bring it to have a coffee.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shanoa35
    A desktop in home, a laptop in office
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  • Profile picture of the author buncoh
    Hmm.. i have to get a laptop soon
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  • Profile picture of the author Teepark
    The laptop is surely the best option if you are going to have only one computer. In my office I have a nice 22" monitor and a good wireless keyboard. When I plug the laptop into the monitor I then end up with 2 screens and a giant workspace. This essentially gives you the best of all possible options. Total mobility and the luxury of 2 monitors. I swear you will never want to use anythng else.
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      I use both. During traveling I use the laptop.
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    • Profile picture of the author scarface
      I have to admit, I'm spoiled.

      I have taken some of the money from IM and invested into some tools for me.

      I have a killer Mac desktop with three 27' monitors I would not trade for anything. If you run Photoshop or Dreamweaver, good luck with a laptop. They will simply not run as they should without massive RAM. (I have 32 gigs). 4 Terras hard disk. No it's not stock.

      I also use a MacBook pro for times when I travel, which is a lot. I can keep up with everything, but do not do really serious stuff which is ok, because I travel to enjoy, not work. That is the beauty of passive income, it requires little tweeks, but nothing major.
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      • Profile picture of the author GT
        Originally Posted by scarface View Post

        ... I have a killer Mac desktop with three 27' monitors I would not trade for anything. If you run Photoshop or Dreamweaver, good luck with a laptop. They will simply not run as they should without massive RAM. (I have 32 gigs). 4 Terras hard disk. No it's not stock...
        Thanks! A very good point on the benefits of a desktop system. Ultimately, it all comes down to a person's needs and applications.

        GT
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    Well I am using one desktop and one laptop.. my laptop sometimes doesn't works well..Slow speed problem.. So i am using both simultaniously
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    • Profile picture of the author GT
      Hey, all:

      I am now a confirmed laptop (notebook) fan!

      Speed? I have NO issues with speed on my notebook ... except with websites that can't keep up to my computer. I've said it before and I'll say it again: the ONLY way my HP Pavilion could be any faster would be if it started telling me things BEFORE they happen, or doing things before I even knew I was planning on doing them! lol

      I've been using this notebook for more than two years now and because it's been so dependable, and so easily portable, I can't imagine ever going back to a desktop-dinosaur.

      GT
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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Trainor
    My last two machines have been laptops but I always use them on a desk. I think I will start shopping around for a pc soon. I have a couple friends that have a multi monitor set up. They look cool if nothing else.
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  • Profile picture of the author sharonfly
    Hi Guys,

    New here today but I use a laptop mainly because after I bought this laptop my desktop blew its power and was not worth replacing.

    I am usually at my desk though but occassionally use it in other parts of the house.

    Sharon
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    • Profile picture of the author genius007
      Me using both laptop and desktop. Mostly I use to work on laptop and feel more comfortable.
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      • Profile picture of the author QuickSurf
        Laptop but only b/c I travel quite a bit and like relaxing on the coach wile doing some work (or elsewhere). Going to get a desktop and multi monitor setup though, I want to build my own but there are so many good quad core desktops available now that you can add a few things to pretty cheaply.
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    i much prefer laptop its portable..i usually travel to one place to another so its handy for me..
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  • Profile picture of the author loenex
    I used laptop because its portable. You can carry it whenever you want unlike the desktop.
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  • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
    Was working from a laptop for years...and went back to a desktop recently.

    The difference is like night and day....the 4 core i5 desktop is blazing fast compared to my 2 core Turion laptop...and it's only about 2 years old!

    Going to be real neat when I move into my new home....wireless networking...32" computer screen...ambitious boy recliner...now that's how you get work done!
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    find laptop much comfier than desktop as I can slouch on the couch! lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Kanapemo
    Laptop because you can just grab it and go. Easier to handle, not too much hassle and definitely user friendly. Just grab and go, whether going on the train, the bus or on any little trip ..the laptop is the thing
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