When my Big Nell crashed last summer I bought a new laptop because I had to have one for my job. It was the best deal I could find but it ended up being way too much computer for me - too big, too heavy, too many keys, etc. and my Petey hasn't had a new computer since spring of 2006 (yeah 2006 was a busy year!) so I figured I'd ask him if he wanted the new one. He took it, and I got his old one, which is actually parts from 2 computers...
Let me explain: In 2006 Pete and I bought identical Toshiba laptops. In 2011 I got a netbook (Nellie), so my Toshiba wasn't being used anymore. Meanwhile, some parts wore out on Pete's, so he used mine for parts - at one point he ran over his with the car and damaged the case, so ended up moving everything into my old case, then bought something new - don't recall if it was a keyboard or a screen or what - etc... So this computer is actually a combination of those Toshibas plus something new.
But it works a treat, it may be almost 7 years old but since I run Linux it's faster than a new Windows machine, and totally fine for what I need it for. (I also have an old model desktop, which I use for recording with my Yamana PSR-9000Pro keyboard; yes, that it's outdated too but I love it!)
So while this Toshiba works great, it also needed a cleaning - badly! Since I'm not really up for doing much else today, it got its bath :). And now it looks all shiny and new!
No plans for another laptop this year. I have my Droid but the contract is expensive. Thinking I will just keep it around to use with wifi and let the contract expire...then just get a Straight Talk feature phone and cheaper plan...and sometime this spring get a PengPod. Since they're just out new this month, there should be a lot of feedback on them by then, bug fixes, etc. Not looking for anything fancy anyway, I'm not a fancy kinda person - I'm all about utile. Practical. Cost-effective.
OK, those are my thoughts and plans. As of today. Subject to change without notice. Do not fold spindle or mutilate.