Justifying Big Spends

Some of you may remember that I was given a new computer at work at the end of last month (an AMD Althon 64 X2 Dual-Core 5000 beast). I can assure you all it’s working fantastically. In fact, it’s working too fantastically.

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been getting home and finding my laptop too slow for me. I’ve been comparing its reasonably quick start-up time to the blistering speeds of my work desktop …and being disappointed. I don’t even know why I’m doing it because I’ve never been one to need the latest and greatest, and yet I’m positively craving the capabilities of my work machine.

Of course, there’s not enough room in the flat (especially with the addition of my little Hex and all his toys and kitty paraphernalia) for a new desktop so I’ve been considering a new laptop. The Dell Vostro™ 1000 looks pretty darned hot!

Except.. I’m already feeling guilty just looking at the Dell website because my VAIO has plenty of life left in him and generally copes with whatever I throw at it. How do I go about justifying a big purchase when there’s nothing wrong with my old Sony, no dying need for a dual core laptop and money hasn’t started growing on trees yet?

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