Wow. You guys have a lot more gear than me.
I’ve only got three devices, and one of them is an e-reader (which barely counts.)
Dell Canvas 27. I won’t be upgrading until it dies, which will hopefully (fingers crossed) be never. I hope to give it to my grand kids. It’s very well engineered, top shelf parts, etc. The only reason I’d change would be if one of those new 4K Wacoms (with good touch) fell into my lap. And even then, I’d hang on to the Dell.
Samsung Notebook 9 Pro 15. That one I’ll put aside only when it breaks; it’s that good, covers all my portable needs. However, dying young is more likely to happen than with the Dell. It gets near daily use, and even with care, basic material integrity is being challenged. The power port in particular is not well designed for extended life in the wastelands. Every time I accidentally jank the power cord, I wince, thinking, “Take a one fifth hit point worth of damage. It’s not a lot, but sleeping doesn’t heal and there are no clerics in the party.”
When it’s time to replace it, I might look for another of a close-to-same model and year. I want something which isn’t Windows 11…
Kobo Libra This is a sweet little e-reader. Good backlight which I actually use. Fast page turn. Good screen size. Ergonomics which don’t annoy, actually feels good to read. No need to replace it any time soon. You can’t draw on it, but that’s not what it’s for.
I also have a Samsung Galaxy Tab… 8, (I think?) I use it as an alarm clock. It’s good for that. For drawing, it’s good spec-wise, but the apps are all trash and Android annoys the carp out of me. I’d rather draw with sidewalk chalk and keep my files in a metal drawer.
Oh… And my desktop engine (where the Dell is plugged in), is the last of the Dell Latitude line which plugged into those ugly old standard docking stations you can get for $15 on eBay (those docks are rock solid with excellent ports). A Latitude E5470 with 24 Gb of memory and a quad core 6th gen 14 nm processor which can handle video editing and such. Also runs Windows 10 without a hitch. Great laptop. I’d get another one just like it or a tower before I let Microsoft shove me into the Matrix.
Here’s the problem…
The Russo-China alliance is rising and the West is falling. The days are coming where U.S. dollars will be worth isht, and we don’t make anything, so it’s smart to pick up your tomorrow’s tech today while dollars still hold value. -Seriously; I’ve got used Sony mirrorless cameras (for video) which were minted in 2014 and are still going up in resale value on eBay. I idly look at eBay with a mind to getting another Samsung portable as a backup machine, but I never seem to be able to convince myself to spend a big lump of cash on spare gear which will just sit in a closet.
Ah well. Hopefully dire predictions will come to naught. I suspect I’ll be able to find stuff on the used market when necessary. I think people like us have cultivated those skills well enough.