My experience has often been that people who make very little, if any, use of computers get the new and shiniest ones.
Those get passed down when something newer and better comes along.
One of the best things about multi-user operating systems was that everyone got a Wyse terminal whether they were the PHB or someone who actually did something useful!
Nowadays, it is getting harder and harder to keep Macbooks away. Apple and Microsoft are helping by keeping interoperability as poor as possible. Just tell the boss that the best way to do stuff is to dual boot!