I know many people prefer a laptop, I'm one of those who doesn't. Though my laptop is great for when I go to work since I can take it with me and it would be pretty hard to carry my tower around and it's fantastic when it comes to live blogging, I prefer the touch of a traditional keyboard and I like my 22 inch monitor. I'm even picky about my keyboards, not to mention that I type so much that I wear off the markings on the keyboard, which for me is not a problems since I used to be an administrative assistant. I actually try them out when I have to replace one because the touch matters to me. Which I guess if you type as much as I do, is understandable, or I'm just picky (smile). Wearing the letters off however does cause issues for family members who are not expert typists (which isn't all a bad thing since it keeps them off of my computer).
This particular laptop I am using now was given to me by my oldest daughter since she upgraded to a newer laptop after she saw some really good laptop deals out there and she wanted one that was more designed for game playing, since she's into that. Laptops are also great for traveling, like when I went to California to visit her, I could still keep up to date on my work and blogging during the day while she was at work.