Coppermine wrote:The security is negligible if you're just using the computer as a personal one. The biggest difference is that Pro supports connections to a domain and active directory; something you really would never have to worry about on a home network since Home does allow you to setup a workgroup. I believe it's also capable of running dual processors, which home is not.
While it does run a little tighter, it's probably not worth the additional cost if you're just using it home.
I've found that for my needs Home is fine. However, the big dude who looks like comic book guy in my office who is on a computer 27 hours a day would probably come up with 8 million reason's why Home is inferior.
But thats just his style.. Go with home better yet go with media center especially if its a laptop