My PC is about to die. The CD/DVD drive is no longer working. IE regularly freezes up (though I mostly use Firefox). I've had it for around five years. I might just need to de-virus it, but it's doing all the stuff it did before it crashed last time.
So I am preparing myself; I was going to just pay to have it checked out, but I'm thinking, maybe it's time for a new one.
Here's the thing though. I have this spiffy new laptop that I just got in May. I also have a work laptop that they're setting up for me. I have a computer in my office.
Practically speaking, do I need a desktop?
It's in my mind, I know. I don't think of laptops as "real" computers. Even here at home, I will type on the laptop, but I have to go to the "big" computer for printing or using spreadsheets or whatever.
Of course, while I'm not exactly technology phobic, my expertise extends to, "Kim, what is..." and "Kim, how does..."
What I'm asking is, would a desktop be a wasteful expense?
And please don't ask me for specifications about the laptops. All I can tell you is that they have memory (no, I don't know how much), Windows Vista, and Microsoft Office. Asking a question that requires an answer that ends in "bytes" will be treated as an insult. :-P