The dithering is over! I made a choice, bought one off eBay, and here we are! A Dell E5420. I decided that the best way to find a machine with a hi-res matt display was to search business laptops. As a starting point I thought I’d try to find the cheapest device which offered everything I wanted, even outside my budget. I found two contenders – the Lenovo T420 Thinkpad and this Dell. The Lenovo would have been a great choice but the Dell was cheaper and I discovered that there were a few at around half price on eBay so that was that.
It wasn’t all plain sailing of course! I’ll spare you the details but I got a bit of money off for the scratches and eventually got a replacement for the smoking(!) power supply. It all took time. If anyone is interested I’ll give you the specs and a review but, for now, it’s great to get back on Twitter and great to be connected through something which is mostly a pleasure to use