Does anyone else struggle to find a PC they’re happy with?


In 2012 I built a modest Intel Ivy-bridge based system and used it happily without any thought to anything else up until late 2017. At that point I had been introduced to Macintosh at my job and had decided to get a Mac to play around with, which seemed logical as the system I had built was getting a bit long in the tooth. I wound up not being particularly happy with the Mac Mini I bought, and returned it for a better specced Mini (these were the 2014 models, so “better” is relative) which I then returned for a Dell. Cut to today and I’m typing this on the Ivy-bridge system I built all those years ago (albeit with the Pentium replaced by an i5). I used the Dell for a while (and still have it), but was never thrilled with it and kept trying to find replacements. Macs, PCs, desktops, laptops, I’ve tried a whole slew of them. I just can’t seem to find something that fits me.

There’s one exception to this, and that’s my Surface Go 3. It’s a fantastic little portable device, and I will hang onto it until it dies. But I need a bit more power for my primary machine.

Am I the only one with this issue? Is this just a symptom of modern tech being really boring? Or have I slowly morphed into a tinkerer, who is destined to want to try something different every other day?