I use the desktops stirctly for work, and DVD Burning
Otherise my Laptop is basically an appendage of my body I rarely go anywhere without it. For a personal computer I dont think I would buy anything other than a laptop. Its juse easy being mobile(Laptop Scenarios: GPS system in my car, Chatting in the living room, enjoying the weather on the deck)
3 self assembled PC boxes with the following wimpy processors...2.0ghz/2.4ghz/3.0ghz(1 for sale). A Dell laptop for work..which the idiots at GE decided was a smart move from an IBM Thinkpad. And an Apple Dual 1.0ghz MDD and a 1.2ghz Apple Cube. My Macs never crash and when I choose shutdown,,they do it immediately and don't spend 5 minutes thinking about it. For the apps that aren't available on the Mac..then I need a PC. Plus 2 for sale Apple boxes. Probably too many computers in the house!
I have a desktop I built 3 years ago. 2.4 processor which was pretty bad ass for the time. Somehow everything (case, monitor, keyboard, mouse, printer, modem, speakers, and chair and desk) all match perfect; Black and Chrome. I would like a laptop just for the portability but I'm too thrifty.
I have both. Laptop is mainly for my mp3 player and when friends need help with their computers(Rare!). I PREFER the desktop because I get to sit back in my big black leather chair with my nicely-spaced out keyboard(hate laptop keyboards) and surround sound. Desktop all the way.
I have a Apple Powerbook G4 12". It has 1.25GB of ram and a 80GB hard drive. I'm about to upgrade to a Apple Macbook 13.3"(White) with 2GB of ram and a 60GB hard drive(I'll upgrade the HD sooner or later).
I have a desktop that i love and I had a laptop and hated it. Being mobile was nice, but my Compaq laptop was junk from the start and cost me way too much. for $600, my fiance's brother put togethere my desktop and its been flawless for me.
I have a desktop used strictly for my business (don't want to risk viruses or add excess wear.) I have a laptop I use strictly for internet surfing. I just bought a great all in one laser machine (copier/fax/scanner/printer) which is networkable. I directly connect my desktop pc to it and wirelessy connect the laptop to it via the router.
Laser printers/all in one machines are coming way down in price. I paid just $250 after rebates for my Brother's all in one machine. Works great with super clear output for text and super fast speed.