That was then:
This is now:
I’d always thought it wise to upgrade laptops before plunking down vast amounts of spare change on another. An entire day spent staring at some database manipulation progress (or lack thereof) altered that approach. I ran out and bought one at retail, and that single move probably saved a man-week. Tossed eight gigs in right away, and didn’t look back.
Thirty-six months later, I loath moving to a slab without a user-replaceable battery. Doubling the memory (again) was a side thought, but at a net cost of $80 has made all the difference.
MG signing off (because history inevitable repeats itself, no matter matter much you want to avoid it)