As an aside, if you use your laptop on work premises, no matter who ends up paying for it, consider also how it's insured and who is liable if something happens. Get the answer in writing (I can't stress this strongly enough). I had a situation where I used my own laptop and my own desktop at work, to avoid using the company's 10 year old relics. However, an office fire destroyed a lot of my equipment and despite being assured that it was definitely covered because I was using it for work purposes that turned out not to be the case for the hardware or any of the software / data on it. My (costly) mistake for not checking this carefully. So the advantage of you using company equipment is that they're liable for it. Whether that's worth the restrictions and conditions, if any, they place upon you using it is up to you to decide if it's an option.