For a home recording studio computer, should you get a desktop PC or laptop to record your music?
I will take a desktop and laptop and compare them to give you an idea of the difference.
The desktop pc is a Rain Recording Solstice Dual Core Desktop Audio Computer with this setup you get:
As you can see you get more than enough for your home recording studio and it is easy to expand.
Most pc software has lower requirements than the specifications of this PC so you won't have any problem running software.
And with this setup you will be able to run many tracks at the same time with plugins.
The only extra thing you will need to get is a computer monitor but you will be able to get the best quality monitor that you can afford.
The Laptop is a Rain Recording LiveBook Core Laptop Audio Computer with this setup you get:
As you can see from the specifications you get more than enough to run the software you need.
It will handle many tracks at the same time and with plugins.
But you also get things you might not need and maybe not want on a home recording studio computer.
Looking at the two I would say that unless you need it to be mobile I would go for the desktop over the laptop.
The desktop cost a bit more but only due to having to buy a PC monitor but you get better specifications and it is much easier to upgrade.