I'm going to wait until the first week or so of Jan to purchase it, since I'm still spending money on personal xmas gifts thanks to tons of gift cards I got this holiday. I need to let my finances balance back out before I decide how to go about this so that I still have enough money left over for any emergencies (traffic tickets? *cough*)
I'm buying a Sony VAIO S series laptop. The first laptop I ever bought was a VAIO as well, and I haven't had a single issue with it whatsoever. Plus I just like the way they look. Here are my main specs:
13.3" WXGA TFT with XBRITE LCD Technology and ATI Mobility RADEON 9700 Graphic Chipset
Intel Pentium M Processor 735 (Processor speed 1.70A GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache, 400 MHz FSB)
512 MB DDR-SDRAM (DDR333, 256 MBx2)
40 GB Hard Disk Drive
Microsoft Windows XP Pro Edition SP2
Lithium-ion Double Capacity Battery (BPL2)
That all comes to just under $2k.
I was originally planning on building a desktop and then getting another laptop in the spring, but that idea fell through when I realized I couldn't take my current laptop to GDC with its cracked screen. So I've swapped my plans.
Anyways I'm psyched - can't wait for next month, which luckily isn't too far away now [smile]
Oh yea, didn't go skiing today - tried waking up early to go but it wasn't happening. Ah well. Still got lift tickets to burn so I'll make it out sometime.