One of the most common questions I receive from
contractors is, “Should I buy a laptop (a.k.a. notebook
computer) or a desktop computer?” Desktops may
be less expensive and less tricky, but my vote is for the laptop
— once you cut the cord, you’ll never look back.
However, there are trade-offs, pitfalls, and features you
need to know about before taking the portable plunge.
Mobile Office Dangers
Have you ever seen the pickup truck ads with the
“mobile office” in the front seat? Unless your truck is permanently
parked in an air-conditioned garage, it’s not
quite that simple. If you’ve ever found tools in your toolbox
vibrated into pieces just from