Originally Posted by Baron3ss
Because it does everything you want it to do with zero hassle of setting up? A laptop 4 years old would probably work just fine, so you don't need to spend that much.
Of all the things that the WDTV Live does, a laptop does none of them easier. Not one. Does a laptop do more? Of course it can, and it's up to the individual to determine if the cost is worth it.