My current laptop is four years old, so its getting near the end of its expected life anyways, but it was also repaired once when it fell off of a table, and then later when the rivets used to repair it bust loose. Its time. But when I started to look at new ones online, I realized that the pricing is absolutely insane. My current machine is an i7, with 16 GB of RAM, and I paid $700 for it. Ones with those same specs seem to run around $1500 right now, and if I wanted to upgrade to 32 GB of RAM, they can be over $3000! I'm guessing its all due to the chip shortage, and stores price gouging while they can. I guess I'll just try to keep the current one alive as long as I can. Anyone have any good advice on the topic, though?