Current Favourite Desktops (& Boards)
Mac mini M2 (2023) An M2 Mac mini - I think I have the Apple (non)capitalizations correct - was too good to resist. "Only" an M2 chip rather than an M2 Pro in this one, but that is plenty fast enough for me.
ASUS Chromebox 3 Since ASUS have been kind enough to include an i5 CPU, socketed RAM and a removable M2 SSD, this is now a 16Gb RAM, 1Tb SSD desktop machine, which makes it rather zippy. It was a bit costly when new but second-hand off eBay it is much better.
ASUS PN50 AMD Zen 2 Ryzen 4000 mobile chips wiped the floor with the corresponding Intel offerings, so why not put one in a mini-PC? It comes with a VESA mount in the box to hang it behind a monitor.
RPi 400 An ARM chip inside a glorified keyboard connected up to everything else via lots of wires for less than a hundred quid - is this 1980? Odd that the mouse appears to be set up for left-handers.
RPi 4B The ARM chip without the keyboard (or anything else). Raspberry Pi OS helpfully contains a free copy of Mathematica. Raspberry Pi OS 64bit is now available to speed things up a little bit.
Current Favourite Laptops
MacBook Air M1 (2020) Now with a sensible keyboard and ARM innards. The M1 chip is fast and the x86 emulation via Rosetta2 "just works" for everything I need. Also, to a good first approximation, the battery life is infinite. An annoyance is that attaching more than one external monitor requires DisplayLink chicanery and is inherently flaky.
MacBook Pro (2017) The one with the not so great butterfly keyboard, but thankfully no superfluous touchbar in this (cheaper) version. Something of a design classic, but why are the two Thunderbolt ports positioned microns apart?
MacBook (2015) Featherweight, if a bit light on ports. Officially orphaned by macOS 12 Monterey, but OCLP saved the day.
Dell XPS-13 (9370 and 9305 versions) The 9370 is from a few iterations back but it still makes a handy Ubuntu/Windows laptop, albeit with a very unflattering webcam angle from the bottom of the screen. The 9305 is more recent, essentially transplanting newer 9310 innards into the now old-style chassis of the 9370 and similar, though it manages to put the webcam above the screen.
Current Favourite Tablets & Convertibles
IdeaPad Duet 5 Big brother to IdeaPad Duet 3 Chromebook below. It has almost the same innards, but sports a larger (16:9, 1920 x 1080, 13.3-inch OLED) screen. Curiously, the stylus technology is still USI (not 2) on this one as the pixel density is lower.
IdeaPad Duet 3 The second iteration of the IdeaPad Duet Chromebook. It is slightly bigger (5:3, 2000 x 1200, 11-inch screen) and quite a bit faster c/o a Snapdragon 7c Gen2 CPU than its predecessor. It seems the orginal USI didn't quite cut it, this now has USI 2: Universal Stylus Initiative 2, one stylus to rule them all.
iPad Mini (2021) Out with the Lightning port, in with USB-C. In the usual Apple style you have to buy a new Apple Pencil 2 to work with this one.
iPad Air (2020) See above.....
iPad Mini (2019) Old school looks, souped up internals and it works with an Apple Pencil.
iPad 9.7 (2018) It works, and it doesn't cost a small fortune like iPad Pros.
Google Pixelbook Provides ChromeOS in style with both a Debian 10 container via Crostini and Android apps, not to mention a touchscreen with stylus support. The kernel was updated a while back, so it now does nested virtualisation as well. Translation: you can boot another full virtual machine (Win10 - too slow to use sensibly, or another Linux - reasonably fast) out of Crostini using kvm.
Google Pixel Slate After ChromeOS caught up with the hardware, this became a very usable big screen tablet/convertible. It is effectively a powerful Linux tablet thanks to Crostini.
Current Favourite Phones
Xiaomi Poco F3 More like the orginal Poco F1 than the F2 Pro so it offers performance at a very keen price, especially when bought at a discount.
OnePlus Nord "Pretty much everything you could ask for" according to the advertising blurb, which is pretty much correct.
Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro A bit of a beast. It has a periscopic selfie camera.