i’m interested in a broad discussion about why people do or do not use / buy / design / understand single-purpose sound computers (pisound, norns, organelle, axolotl, bela, MOD, &c) when, indeed, laptops can do all/most of the same things.
the reasons can be pragmatic (space, cost), aesthetic, philosophical or whatever.
this topic is a bit religious and can get rather discursive, so maybe it would be good to have it away from more “tech support” oriented topics.
personally: i like having something like a norns because it is small, self-contained and has a different “psychic footprint” on stage. it functions as a satellite device for “computer music stuff.” if i never played outside of the house i would not have much use for it.