I posted an earlier thread concerning my trying to eke out more life from an ancient laptop. No dice. The OS is no longer supported (XP) and I can't get anymore downloads without support/update. It's time to find another laptop. My laptops are Dell (both suffer the same obsolescence) but I don't see many Dells for sale on Amazon, etc. Not a popular brand? I don't do gaming or anything that taxes a computer. At most, I listen to Pandora while I work out. Other than that I just surf the net while I watch tv/movies. Amazon has HP for $199 with Chrome OS. I'd kind of like to experiment with something other than Windows. Any suggestions/warnings are appreciated. thanx Edited to add: I'm looking at laptops and dvd/cd drives don't seem to be popular anymore. I do have files in Works and Word format I need to access. ??