I've always been poor so, I change laptops whenever I can get something better. When I started college (1994) my dad gave me his old toshiba T1100 I think it was (not even a 386 in it). Then I got a packard bell statelsman with a 486 in 97 when I graduated. Then in 99 I bought a refurbished Toshiba with a 166MHz Pentium, and August about two years ago I got another Toshiba with a P3 600MHz. But now that I'm finishing my PhD in a month and will get a real salary I plan on getting a brand new laptop, and will probably change it as I feel the newer tech is worth the upgrade. The first one probably won't happen until 64bit goes mainstream in a year or two (AS I SEE IT. Please I don't want to start another 64bit argument).