I have my laptop for almost 5 years now (by this november), so I'm planning to buy a new one around Christmas (because lots of people can chip in, then ^.=.^). Now, there's still some time before that and I'm pretty sure my laptop will do fine for another 5 months, but I like to be prepared for when I start looking. I'd like to play certain high-quality games on recommended settings or even be able to just play them, and I want to be able to run Minecraft modpacks more smoothly. i.e.: I downloaded the BlightFall modpack on TechnicLauncher once and it required 2GB Ram, but it's lagged too much on my laptop when I changed that setting. I will give more detailed specifications later, but for now, feel free to recommend PC's fitting the below list. Feel free to tell me what specs I would need, using the above example. Budget: €1000,00 --> Limit €1500,00 Minimum 800GB memory Windows / Mac / Linux Furthermore, I like to start a discussion between Laptop and Desktop. Leave a vote in the poll on which one you think is better and comment why. I like to know all about the pros and cons. Right now, a laptop is usefull to take along, but I only do so when going to my girlfriend, and when we start living together, mobility is no longer a pro. Next to the forum rules, these are some rules I like to point out: No Mac (and Linux) discussions. Spoiler: Why not? I've been using Windows for over 15 years, never used anything else, studied for it and now I do my work in a Windows-only environment. If I need a Mac for work, they'll get me one or I'll download an emulator, if possible. If you mention either one of them, your post will be edited / removed, whether you want to advertise it or compare it. Discuss about Laptop vs. Desktop instead. Respect other people's comments. Laptop A might be better than Laptop B, but use arguments in a polite/neutral manner, not "My pc is better, you know nothing!" Furthermore, feel free to recommend other items, like videocards or whatever. Please explain why and how much it costs. I already thank all of you for your assistance. Feel free to ask questions if you need more details.