So I treated myself to a Lenovo Thinkpad a few months ago, as a reward for some really hard work I’d done. It’s a great machine; more powerful than my desktop but almost as light and small as an Eee PC. And it has a TrackPoint and a sensible display so I can get real stuff done on it without needing a separate mouse or monitor. Well, I could do, but in fact I hardly ever use it. I only use it for two things:
[ul][li]Skype (sound keeps dropping out on my desktop no matter what I tweak)[/li]
[li]Checking stuff on the Internet quickly when I can’t be bothered to start up the desktop (which won’t hibernate or stand by)[/li][/ul]
That’s a waste, really. A waste of money and a waste of a good computer. But I’m not sure whether to sell it and take a hit now (paid 38, won’t get anything like that if I sell it), or hang on to it and maybe sell it later. Still, it’s not an antique and while Thinkpads do tend to hold their value better than other notebooks, there’ll undoubtedly be some depreciation.