About three years ago I bought a brand new laptop. It was a Dell, not particularly strong. And I promptly ran that thing into the ground. I used it to play World of Warcraft, and had cooling pads to keep it from overheating on me. Then it died.
My brother-in-law (well, one of them) gave me his old laptop, which wasn’t anything special. While it got the job done for browsing and writing, it didn’t have much in the way of memory. I quit playing Warcraft.
It was always meant to be temporary, and so I have a new laptop. I won’t say what kind, or what the specs are- I’m not part of the Cult of Mac, where if anything non-Apple is substandard, and I’m not going to say that PCs are perfect. I’ll just say that a computer is a computer.
However, it does have a good webcam, so I was able to Skype my dad while he was traveling. Kidlet #1 definitely appreciated that.