Laptop. I'm using an Acer 772g V3 17" laptop with Darktable and DigiKam for my digital photography. I'd like to upgrade and cannot decide between a Lenovo X1 Carbon with that nice new screen or building a ryzen desktop and purchasing a Eizo CS2420 monitor to pair with it. X1 is around $2500+ and I'm sure the desktop build can't be had for less than $1000 + $1300 for the monitor so they are fairly comparable in pricing. Portability vs power etc.