You buy a new notebook every year? The stuff you're buying must not be very good or hold up well at all if you're having to replace it that often
Oh wait is that Bobby behind the counter at Radio Shack trying to sell me a Tandy?
Also, since you do not work for yourself you can deduct a computer off your taxes at the end of the year. I either sell the working laptops on Ebay or keep them for other tasks. Apple makes an excellent laptop.