Alex King is considering the Tools of The Trade and debating about moving to a desktop or staying on a laptop for development. I'm shocked that this is even a debate. I have friends who like to develop on laptops and I had no problem with it until The Change. You see, there are two time-lines for me as far as development machines are concerned. Pre-(kick-ass, cpu-screaming, gigabytes-of-memory, dual-monitor, hot-hot-desktop-action), and post. The PA (pre action) period was a dark bleak time in my life. The HHA (hot, hot action) period is a time for joy, learning and productive hacking.
The desktop system is my own and while at the paying day job I was developing on a laptop. Going back and forth between the two for the last year I can say that there's no comparison. I work on the laptop when mobile but if I have the choice I'll work on the desktop any day of the week and twice on Sunday. The only thing that brings me down about the desktop is that at the moment I only have two monitors as opposed to three or four.
What does everyone else think? Desktop? Laptop? Mix both as appropriate?