Damn, That's a lot Of Money

I'm currently contemplating shelling out $800 to purchase the TC Electronics Powercore Compact for my laptop workstation.

My laptop is Dell M60 Precision that I purchased back in 2004. It was "top-of-the-line" and it's been a great tool for my web design and development business and I've written all my latest tracks and remixes on it.

I'm thinking the Powercore firewire interface will let me add more firepower to my production and keep me super mobile. I love being able to take my computer bag anywhere and just write a song -- "cuz i want to, dammit"

And since I'm running my 1.7 Pentium M/2GB RAM into the wall with my current efforts, any help would be welcome.

But $800 is a lot of money -- AND I'm not clicking "BUY" without adding a copy of the Virus softsynth to my cart. And that's another $300, okaaay?!


I'd love to get a MacBook Pro 17" when they release the Core Duo 2 version later this year (*crossing fingers*) BUT I'm irked that Apple didn't include higher resolution (i.e. 1920x1200) on their flagship notebook computer. It might not seem like a big deal but when you work in the design field and even in the music field, screen real estate is a premium with the type of software that is commonly used.

And my M60 has 1920x1200 and anything less feels like ... less.

And when you're going to have to spend $3000 to get a new laptop with more power, you never want to feel like you're spending more to get less.

So I might end up with a Dell M90 or the equivalent this coming Spring when I do commit to a new system.


Gosh, I really don't want to add up how much money I've spent over the years on gear and equipment.

No, I really don't.

posted on 9.20.2006 12:18 AM • Add A Comment