My pc is six years old now and rapidly approaching obsolescence (can you say "30G hard drive"?) and I've been looking at replacements lately. Last night, cruising the Dell website, I fell in love with their little Hybrid Studio machine, so off I went today to see it in RL. Talk about cute! I just love the look of it. It only stands about 30cm tall in total, including its stand.
So tonight I went to the Dell website and started customising. By the time I'd finished, their advertised price of $998 had risen to $1509 but what a sweet system it would be.
Next I had a look at their standard Inspiron desktops; to build up a system to the same specs as I had on the Hybrid came to $1227; in effect, if I bought the Hybrid, I'm paying nearly $300 extra just for looks.
Is it worth it? My Lover-Of-Things-Nice says YES! but my Inner Scrooge is screaming NO! In fact, Scroogie is reminding me that my existing pc still works, so what's the drama? Just because I can practically go and make a cup of tea while waiting for it to fire up....
See? Isn't that just the cutest thing?