Hi AZBarbarian - thanks for that. I don't know if I will actually end up buying a computer. I tend to stick with things until they are literally falling apart and I think for an aging computer my computer is doing pretty good. Sure its not lightning fast anymore (but then neither am I, truth be told). I'm sort of weighing up the pros and cons and if I do buy one I might buy a secondhand/used computer. A lot of people tend to be frightened or put off buying things that are used (sometimes because they feel they deserve the best, and who wants something someone else has used?) but for me that doesn't bother me. I've been using secondhand things since I was a child. Clothes, toys, books, comics, etc. Plus often I think it makes sense to purchase something that is used but unwanted by somebody else. Saves on waste, and also saves a lot of money. I think often that's why the world is in such a mess. Too many people thinking with their wallets.