I have dual monitors!
I can also still Rip, Run, Format, Convert and Burn my movie downloads to DVDs.
Also any kind of graphics work is not a problem.
Just about the only draw back is the limited built-in size of the HDD, hence a NAS Box, which I had already brought prior to buying the laptop and as that comes through a wireless router access is still no problem either.
OK, I don't have a S-Video socket, but I do have a HDMI socket along with oodles of built-in USB ports and a SD card reader.
TBH I can't think of anything I now can't do on the laptop which I would need a full size desktop PC for, OK it is a 17.3" screen and also has a full size keyboard, so I suppose that makes things a lot easier than with some laptops.
I know I don't do any really intensive work such as programming, but when you consider all of the above you may now understand why for me desktop PC's are now a redundant thing of the past.
But I suppose as for most people the draw back is that they are not easily (or can't be) customised as with desktops.
'Obviously slightly in favour of my laptop, as if you hadn't guessed'
Just going back to Avast for a second.
If anyone does use Avast and wants to remove it, then don't forget to download the Avast un-installer from the Avast website.
"Basically" download the un-installer tool to the desktop, re-boot into safe mode, then run the un-installer, then re-boot the PC to complete and bring you back ready to install MSE or whichever program you are going to use.
Although with MSE still one draw-back is not being able to select a file when it gets flagged and instruct MSE to ignore it in the future and mark it as safe.
I can't remember if it was Norton or AVG that had that facility.
Although I believe Norton products have come back with a more sensible running and processor usage, which was why I and a lot of people went away from from Norton to begin with, plus the fact we have upgraded our old PC's which were probably only barely able to run Norton to begin with, so maybe, just maybe, Norton might be worth another look at.
I have to say I am slightly prejudiced in Norton's favour as apart from the slowness thing, I always found Norton to be a excellent program.
"Norton Sytem Tools" I think that was the last version I used.