Are laptops inheritly slower than desktops even with same CPU, RAM & hard drive? Like the IO subsystem can't match the one in a desktop motherboard? My company wants to get a laptop for every day use (heavy software development) but i still prefer a desktop with the same specs (CPU, amount of ram and hard drive size). I like to have a fast drive like a Velociraptor but i don't think they make them for laptops? (SSDs are still too expensive).