You can literally buy a secondhand laptop for under £100 then rip the CD
The bro-in-law is a IT whizz who works as a IT manager for Sky TV. He's given us refurbed laptops before, okay for limited use.
As my amp is analogue only I'll have to faff around buying a Dac good enough to justify the rest of my kit. Then after a few months that laptop will die.
The 2010 is built like brick outhouse and hasn't missed a beat in the 3 years of ownership. It's a 2003/2004 model which demonstrates Exposure are built very well. Of course CDPs in particular can and will wear out....
Having owned a few CDPs, 2010 the best I've owned.
Arcam CD73. Loved that player, purchased in 2005 and kept it until it died in 2020.
Naim CD5i was a disaster. The sound was fingers down a blackboard and the display had to be replaced.
Electrocompaniet PC-1, technically good but was a borefest. It killed the music.
Exposure CD 2010, dynamically the best I've owned and, so far, very reliable. Fabulously well balanced player.
EDIT - Forgot to mention my first CDP: Rotel RCD 975. Really good sound but frustrating laser and loading tray - the whole transport was naff.