I work in the development team of a (very, very rapidly growing) company of currently about 50 people in the UK. About 6-9 months or so ago we were told we'd soon be given new laptops for our work. About 6 months ago, everyone on the dev team besides myself was given the aforementioned machines.
A couple months later the DevOps team also got them, and since then some folks in assorted non-technical roles have too. We've also had a new starter on the dev team very recently, who had a machine ordered for him before his first day started, so it's not down to me being new and unproven. Probably.
I'm not hugely inconvenienced by not having had the upgrade; my desktop machine - although a relic - does the job without too much hassle so I can't put forward a particularly strong technical argument for needing the new machine. It's purely a psychological issue as I feel I'm not being invested in as much as other staff, both older and newer.
To put my questions into fewer words: What is a reasonable, professional way to request that I have the same hardware as everyone else on my team, having now waited six months for it? Or am I actually being unreasonable?