It's 10 years old. I bought just after I gave birth to Lily. I wrote my entire book on it, up in the tiny hot attic of our old house (Stumbling Toward Delivery-my still unpublished memoir about becoming a nurse) The plan was: when my book got published I was going to pay off the laptop and all my other bills. Oh well, that didn't happen but the laptop was old and acting crazy so I was thinking of donating it somewhere but instead it was taken apart piece by piece. It started with the girls popping out the keys and then it was open season on the heavy old thing.