I have an ongoing disagreement with another lawyer at work. He believes that desktop computers are simply superior to laptops and doesn't want another laptop again. He's right in the sense that a desktop has a larger body and therefore can handle a stronger processor, more memory, and generally more hardware. So dollar for dollar, the desktop can do more, and do it faster.
But what you can't do with a desktop is take it out to your back yard on a beautiful, mild, windless night, and watch the sun set while you write. For that, you need a laptop. And yes, I'm going to continue to call them "laptops" instead of "notebooks" or "tablets" or whatever. I'm getting old enough that I'm becoming set in my nomenclature.