We are running our iMac in to the ground! We like Apple around here. We have a 7 year old iMac that is still going strong! We updated the operating system once but other than that we've had no problems. Plans are to get a new computer next Christmas.
DH has a Samsung laptop that he uses for his 2nd job (he teaches a tax class at a post-secondary level) and other miscellaneous things. He is also technically the owner of our iPad but the whole family uses it.
I think when we get our new computer we will just get a laptop, but get a second monitor - we could set up the second monitor in our bedroom and be able to watch movies on the laptop but on a much bigger screen. We don't have a lot of technical uses for our technology - as long as our family computer can let me use the internet and basic word processing, I am happy!
We have an extremely old Mac desktop for the kids to play with, an older MacBook Pro (which overheats when you watch videos), and a new MacBook Pro. I love our laptops.
We were just trying to decide whether to get an iPad or a new laptop, and went with the laptop for storage reasons.
We love our iPhones too though, and their like mini iPads, right? ;)
I have a new laptop that runs Windows 8. I like windows 8 but I sure hope they make some improvements! I like where they are going with it though. DH has an Apple desktop that he loves and I hate! If I ever use it, it is just to look up something quickly on the Internet. We have a 1st gen iPad, so out of date now, but works fine. I like Apple gadgets but not their computers.
My ipad is the mini, i got it because i received a $300 apple gift card from direct tv! I do like apple gadgets. DD uses it to watch netflix while we watch shows on the tv and shes crabby. She also draws on it, and I take it with me anywhere with wifi or i may get bored. lol But mostly i use my laptop.