So, nearly 8 years have passed since I bought my Sony X1060 - and after hundreds, if not thousands of hours of use, the headphone jack shows signs of wear with a bad contact for the right headphone output...
Disclaimer: Please note that the below represents my personal experience and opinion only.
Given that my last laptop was purchased in June 2008 and I had some personal reason to require a more up to date personal computer, I purchased a Fujitsu Lifebook U904 this December – so I have had it for a couple of weeks as of writing this.
My requirements for a laptop were fairly simple but also very specific:
It is nearly one year ago that I bought the Beyerdynamic T50p for use at university - primarily to block out surrounding noise, but also to enjoy my music.
Have they accomplished that? Most definitely and I am a happy customer.
I am a fan of the BlackBerry, primarily because no other company offers a similarly secure product but also because their phones (and the tablet) are robust and reliable. The keyboard on the Pearl 8120 (my first BlackBerry) was a huge improvement over a "regular mobile phone" (despite the small buttons, it was very easy to use) while the Bold 9900 (my second BlackBerry) offered the full QWERTY experience on which I happily typed multipage documents (including draft sections of my photography guide and transfer report for the PhD).