I always buy laptops, because I (very rarely) need to work in different locations.
Mainly because I prefer computing from my lap, rather than a desk.
However, I want to be able to add multiple 3.5" harddrives and lots of RAM. I currently have 1tB + 2tB and 16gB. I want much more & since desktop drives & RAM are cheaper, I think that I am looking for a slimline desktop, which I can sit in my lap(!) - but what about a screen?
There are some very expensive laptops which do that, but they are far out of my budget.
Maybe a small, thin desktop? So long as I can squeeze in a few 3.5" drives & lots of RAM, and it doesn't cost too much. I do not need battery power and am happy to be constantly attached to the mains.
But, what about a display? I like the laptop way, attached by hinges. I don't think that a standalone monitor would be conformable, and am looking for something that could be used comfortably in my lap, in an armchair.
Is there such a thing commercially available, at a reasonable price?
[Update] let's totally forget about price and just discuss what it possible. In any case, I already have the RAM & drives, so I just need a case, capable of 3.5" drive & greater than 16gB RAM. I will buy the lowest specced of that and add my own RAM & drives.
Irrespective of price, the important question is whether there is any such device at all.
Highly priced laptops don't seem to be the way to go. It is looking like a small desktop. One which can sit atop my lap. I *suppose* that I could sit it on the floor beside me ... actually, the biggest challenge seems to be getting a screen and keyboard onto my lap (drive a latop from a desktop?).
[Update] I need one again, unless I can find a decent, affordable, laptop