A recent Reuters' article asks: "Is it the end of the desktop PC?". I guess it's partly true because almost everyone I know uses a laptop instead of a proper desktop PC. I guess the main reason is that they are so handy - they take up little space and are portable.
However, many are not aware of the health hazards that using a laptop presents. Due to it's portability, a lot of people work with a laptop in awkward positions - lying on the bed, hunched over it on a park bench and so on. The small screens (in majority) and tiny closely set keyboards are not exactly ergonomic either.
In fact it would be wrong to refer to some of them as "laptops" - a few of my friends have ones with massive 17" screens and weigh over 9 lbs. Using them placed on your lap for even half an hour would fry your private parts and might stop the blood circulation on your legs as well.
Personally I prefer my my extremely fast desktop pc, with the ergonomic Microsoft keyboard and wide 22" flat screen monitor. I guess the only disadvantage is that I cannot lug it around with me all the time but then neither do most of my friends using a laptop. Most of them use it as a desktop PC replacement. However, I might go for one of those mini laptops. Right now I have my eye on the Dell Inspiron Mini 9.
What about you? Do you prefer a laptop or a desktop PC?