I think it is safe to say that laptops and notebooks in many cases are more popular than the old stationary computer. For most use cases a notebook or laptop will works just fine and be easier to use as you can bring it with you and put it away when you do not need it.
You do software updates to get the most from favourite programs right? Updating a motherboard BIOS can in a timely manner is also critical. The guide to Flashing a Motherboard BIOS spells out the often complicated steps in plain english. PCSTATS Tips