My husband is presently evaluating on what to buy as replacement for his old desktop which is still running on XP. I reminded him that his new computer would be using Windows 7 at least but more likely the news desktop would be installed with Windows 10. For a laptop, he has to adjust because the monitor is not as large but the portability is the advantage. With the cost, laptop is more expensive than desktop. So it seems to me that he is inclined to buy a desktop.