Currently, I have either a desktop or a laptop to choose from. If I decide to get a laptop, I can get it now. If I get a desktop, I may have to wait. I have two years before I head to university. What is preferable?
Wants: To be able to game up to 2011, to be able to work, better for me as a student in high school for two/three (victory lap) more years.
Budget: Under $1300
The desktop PC is considerably more powerful than the laptop. And its a 'generation' newer - Core i7 vs Core 2 Duo. It should have a longer 'useful' lifespan - especially for gaming since you can upgrade the video card in a couple years.