A laptop is going to be more practical anyway. He has a great guy that he's worked with for years who refurbishes the laptops he sells in the shop. My brother says his guy can put together a nice laptop and any need accessories just for me. And it will be warrantied and since it's a laptop it would be easy to send off for service if need be. It doesn't need a great battery and it does not need to be particularly light weight. But it does need to be able to drive 3 monitors. He thinks they can find something good and not too pricey so cool. And yeah for have a solution in the future.
The external hard drive I ordered with my Best Buy gift card arrived. And wow. It's a USB 3.0 for starters and also built in this century. I have a house full of really old, slow, futzy drives. Even my whiny machine loved this one from the first plug in and it copied 200 GB in a flash. Sweet.
I just focused on the fact that Friday is Doll/Bear delivery day. I need to get the group shots done tomorrow which is also hair color day. Busy Busy!