I have been gone for ... er... a very long time too!
Like you, I prefer a "proper" screen and a keyboard. However, I have just migrated from a laptop to a Microsoft Surface, which appears to be a sort of hybrid between a tablet and a small laptop. I am still getting the hang of swapping between a keyboard and a touchscreen!
Also like you, I have a ton of catching up to do on here!
(Hi to anybody who remembers me.)