My desktop is probably dead. After being out of town for several days, I tried to reboot my computer, I got some startup repair page, or something, and from there a blue screen with warnings. That computer is old in computer years; I've had it for more than 6 years. So I'm looking at various options. 1. Get the old desktop repaired. 2. Buy a new desktop. 3. Buy a new laptop and do away with the the big CPU thing altogether. Not inclined to do option #1, just because the desktop is old. I'm considering option #3 because I want to do some recording, and I think a laptop might prove more convenient for that application. I don't really have the setup for recording right now. I have no software program for this, all I have is a Zoom2. I am not very computer savvy. I use my computer for writing, language research and just normal stuff. I'm not a gamer. At all. I've owned PCs to this point. I'd be loading my favorite software on it for language study, and like I said, I'd like to start using it to record my music. I play solo gigs and play and sing in a duo. Recording live is something I'd like to do, and so maybe a good laptop versus a desktop? Any input? Pointers? Suggestions? Recommendations?