I'd reply by asserting all writers have to reach their own accomodation with personal computers as tools for their work. I think I have reasons for my choice/exploration & think it's not yearning for romantic authenticity, but freedom from distraction.
Time magazine recently said this about Jonathan Franzen's use of a Dell laptop. Again, note the individual choices he made. Some insist he is quirky & cranky & worse, but he did get the book done.
'He uses a heavy, obsolete Dell laptop from which he has scoured any trace of hearts and solitaire, down to the level of the operating system. Because Franzen believes you can't write serious fiction on a computer that's connected to the Internet, he not only removed the Dell's wireless card but also permanently blocked its Ethernet port. "What you have to do," he explains, "is you plug in an Ethernet cable with superglue, and then you saw off the little head of it."' -- Time