And no, I don’t mean the holidays. I mean that time that comes in every geek’s life when they have to start thinking about a new computer. (This should be a clue that this post will consist of nerdy rambling, so be forewarned. If you truly demand A/V satisfaction, click the picture.)
My existing rig has done right by me, but my requirements have upped in the last few months (and I’m sick of getting smoked in Counter-Strike by young turks running better rigs). I’ve been running with Dell for the last few years, and I’m eyeballing one of those sassy new XPS desktops they’ve got now. I know it’s shallow of me, but that case design is hot.
I know it makes me a bad geek to go with a big box system, but I can’t be bothered to assemble my own system, let alone worrying about warranty and all that bugaboo. And while I’d love to blow 5K on an Alienware, the gods of the Internet have not seen fit to provide me said 5K to blow, so that’s totally out. Any of you funky internet fiends out there running an XPS? The monkey demands input.
And just so we’re clear: No, this isn’t some shady pay-for-post kind deal. I’m just genuinely curious as to the experiences with the systems that any of you might have had. That said, if Dell sees fit to reward my shameless plugging with a tricked out XPS 700, myself and my soon to be born twin girls will be eternally grateful.