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I'm using a late 2012 27" iMac, a HP Spectre x360 i7 (I replaced the screen and battery), and an iPad model which came out 3 years ago. I'm holding out for a Mac Mini with an M4 chip which may come out late this year or early next year. Also, the new ARM based Windows PC's that will be coming out soon are interesting. Lower power consumption and faster, much like the Mac's M series chips.

Oh, and I have 3 monitors: iMac 27" screen and two 23" Dell screens either side.
 
i7 IBM ThinkPad P51 2Tb SSD, 64Gb Ram with dedicated docking station, and three 24" monitors.
Duplicate docking station and monitor set up in the office.

I think it is coming up for 5 years old. Have a spare one as well in case of disasters.
 
It seems we all choose good equipment for long years.
 
For the personal - 2022 Lenovo Legion 5 Pro RTX 3070ti & Ryzen 7. Waiting on the good deals to snag some desktop parts or the Nvidia 50 series cards drop and 40/40 super series become cheaper.

For the work - 2022 HP Probook 440 G8. It gets the job done.
 
It seems we all choose good equipment for long years.

Except me, mine is an approximately $200-$300 Gateway laptop from Walmart. It's got about 3 years on it now and works great still. I use it both for personal and for work, although 'work' is a very light workload; all I do is fire up a VMWARE virtual desktop with it. My wife has another one identical, hers still works well too ... and she uses hers very 'heavily', I would say, not taking near as good care of it as I do mine.

This Gateway works better than a brand new Dell that my company sent me. I also like Lenovo's, BTW, except my company considers them insecure because of the source/countries/supply chain influence.
 
Running a DELL XPS based on an i7-2600 CPU @3.40 GHz with up to 8 threads (4 x dual-thread cores), 16 GB RAM, with an ADATA SU760 SSD. This machine is not, however, compatible with Win11. I don't remember exactly when I bought this, but it has to be pushing well over 10 years.

The original HDD died which is when I went to having an SSD. Those trials and tribulations are on the forum somewhere, but I had this 'puter long enough for the HDD to wear out (probable head touch.)
 
A Medion PC with an AMD A8-5500 bought in 2008 at the time running Vista on which the HDD died in 2023 running Windows 8.1 and Office 2003.

The same hardware is now running with a new SSD mounting Win 10, and I was thus compelled to move to Office 2021. The hardware itself won't take Windows 11 and I don't expect to change my hardware until compelled. Having had to deal with others until I retired I have a laptop which is running Office 2003 and 2010, the later having moved on from 2007.

I still can't see anything in Office 2007 onwards that makes it any sort of improvement over Office 2003. My pet hate has always been the Ribbon - intrusive, illogical, and inflexible are just some of the problems, followed closely by the Access IDE.
 
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My pet hate has always been the Ribbon - intrusive, illogical, and inflexible are just some of the problems, followed closely by the Access IDE.

Although I've gotten used to it, as they said I would, I have NOT changed my opinion on it, as they said I would.
The Alt-keys were much friendlier and easier to use prior to the ribbon, with regular menus triggered by alt keys sequence.
The way it is now they claim you can still use the alt keys, but it's much harder and less intuitive and less repeatable.
 
HP Spectre x360 i7

I have one of those as well, it's my primary machine. 8 years old with Samsung 27" curved monitors on either side. So far no problems, original screen and battery.
 
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I once found a small blue hp laptop in the cushions of my couch. Could not remember or think where it came from, used it for 2 years quite well with Windows XP!
 
I haven't got a computer or a printer. I just use an ipad. The less technology I have, the better.

I have a 'smart' TV (dont know why) but don't know how to use it or what's smart about it, just use it for normal TV programmes. The remote has about 30 buttons on it, I think I use 4, no idea what the others do, I don't press them in case I order a test drive in a Land Rover.
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I haven't got a computer or a printer. I just use an ipad. The less technology I have, the better.

I have a 'smart' TV (dont know why) but don't know how to use it or what's smart about it, just use it for normal TV programmes. The remote has about 30 buttons on it, I think I use 4, no idea what the others do, I don't press them in case I order a test drive in a Land Rover.
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I just got a smart (Roku) tv for the first time ever about 6 mo. ago. I've found that by being 'smart', it's essentially much simpler than previous tv arrangements of mine. The whole thing is powered by roku (including a remote with only about 10 buttons, 4 that get used really), which I love as roku does everything i want. the same 'main menu' is for everything - including if you want to switch off of roku and on to hdmi or cable, but still using the same simple roku remote. i thought my smart tv would be complicated, but it's simple enough even for me!
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Haven't had cable tv in many years, but kind of miss it. The excitement of NOT knowing what was going to be on which channel - honestly, I sorta liked it.
However, I wouldn't want to give up my on-demand watching of Castle!
 
I've got 2 identical Lenovo laptops, one for work and one for watching my 1000 movie collection on. I have no idea how old they are, but they definately have some mileage on them.
 
I've got 2 identical Lenovo laptops, one for work and one for watching my 1000 movie collection on. I have no idea how old they are, but they definately have some mileage on them.
1000 films on a laptop? Jesus, that must take years to watch. I've got 6 favourite films on video tape that I watch, I understand you can buy films on CD nowadays but haven't got a CD player.
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1000 films on a laptop? Jesus, that must take years to watch. I've got 6 favourite films on video tape that I watch, I understand you can buy films on CD nowadays but haven't got a CD player.
Col

Actually, the "CD" player (DVD player) has the same resolution as an HD display on a PC. But since DVD movies became a "thing" there have been two upgrades - Blue Ray and 4K (a.k.a. Ultra). The 4K resolution is almost the same as the digital projectors in movie theaters. The TV sets now include up to 4K resolution. I have one because my "man cave" TV finally started to REALLY show its age by having image anomalies associated with LCD screens - persistent blue dots because the liquid crystals were starting to degrade. So there was a sale and I bought an LED 4K Smart TV. The nicest part about it being smart is that if I load up one of my DVDs, Blue-Rays, or 4K movie disks to the "plays everything" player, it automatically switches to that particular input. And when I turn off that player, it switches back to the cable input. Supposedly it will handle streaming services but we don't nave that at the moment.
 
My oldest computer is the Asus: P8H61-M LE, that I bought in 2011.
Still runs Linux Mint perfectly well. Doesn't have USB 3 though.
 

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