I’ve had a computer or two in my hands for a *very* long time. Let’sjust say that I still have a TRS80 Model II (with cassette drive) in a well-padded and sealed box in storage… I manage to make my computers last, though. I try to buy toward the top of the heap when it is time for a new one and take care of the thing. That has usually meant an outlay of $2,000-3,000. The uber geeks always said that the computer you want costs at leat $2,000. It would appear to be no longer true.
- Intel Core2 Quad Q8200
- 4G of RAM
- 640G SATA Hard Drive
- 512M Dual DVI Output GeForce Video Card (have my own flat panels)
- 16X Optical Drive Burner (adding my own second)
- Integrated 7.1 Audio (have my own speakers)
Under $700. I’m not too thrilled about having to use Vista64 to take true advantage of the Quad and the RAM…