When do you know it is time for a new computer? I've had my current computer longer than I've had my wedding ring (which would make it over 5 years old). That does sound like it is getting up in years for computer time. But I'm trying to save as much money as I can for IF stuff.
Still, recently I've been more frustrated than not with my computer. It's gotten really slow in everything. I admit to using DH's laptop when he is not around and I am just using the internet. Which, to be honest, is most of the use I get from this computer. There are some other things I want my computer to be able to do, though.
But for some reason I am attached to this old machine. It got me through my dissertation! And all my files from my dissertation are still here, patiently waiting for any additional analyses I may decide to use them for. Now that I've been done for three years, I know I'm never going to go back and see how dissertation draft 4 is different from draft 9, but I like having it here in case I ever wanted to. I know I can save my files so I won't lose them, but it just seems so final to have everything tucked away rather than right in my face every time I start browsing through my folders.
And then there is the question of what type of computer to get. DH made the plunge to Apple a few years ago and is happy with that decision. Should I do the same?
5 months ago