Thanks again, sorry to bother you. I understand that your esthetics are not mine. I actually considered a desktop system. But I’ve gotten used to spending time with the wife while gaming. My present “setup” is a laptop on a shaky foldable TV table in the living room. A desktop would be in my office in the back of the house.
As far as looks are concerned I don’t mind laptops in the brutalist fashion. My present lappy is an ASUS ROG and I am fully aware of the function key deal. After a few years I almost don’t notice it. Almost. Until I’m in a game and want to change the brightness or volume, and the F keys are going to cause something to happen regardless.