I know most families have "the family computer". From a fairly early age all 4 of my kids have had their own computers. My wife is the least interested in tech in the family, that's why she has only the laptop and didn't even have that until a couple of years ago. She mostly plays Spider Solitaire and looks up lottery results on her laptop, not much else.
All 4 kids and I also have "smart" Android phones but my wife has only a "dumb" phone because that's all she wants.
My 6 year old boy also has his own desktop and tablet ! It's cool to watch him having fun and learning !
If we (wife and me) would live in 1 place, I would probably only have minimum gear. But since we live in 3 places thousands of miles apart and don't like to lug the gear, we ended up with 7 PCs (desktops and laptops), 2 tablets and now also 1 W8P (I hate phones).
I have 1 PC (see my system specs) and 1 HP ProBooks laptop running an i5 cpu, 4 GBs of RAM and an Kingston HyperX 120 GB SSD. Like whs said, I hate phones and only have a pay as you go cell phone.
My two main Windows 8 machines are in my Profile, I also have a Core Duo with Windows 7, and 3 Mac PPC's one of them a G5 dual core.
ALL of my machines are over 6 years old, I nurse them back to health, and the best way to keep em running is to keep em all ON 24/7. I used to shut off my Puters when I was done with a job, and 4 of my PC's from 2001 to 2005 just stopped running. Mostly it's hard drive life, right now main Social Networking rig has five 7 year old HDDs. I just had a scare tonight, when one of my Boot HDD's developed some errors, I had to run CHKDSK from Hiren's and when it rebooted, it came up with e Temp Profile - Thanks to Brink, I fixed it in half an hour, he showed me the right tutorial and now it's running OK
In the good old days I had one desktop computer. Now I swear I have computers spawning everywhere like Tribbles.