Spent the weekend drooling over my latest gadget target: the RM8,000 IBM Thinkpad A31P. Been looking for a new note book for quite a while. The one that i'm using now, the TaggNote is about 2 years old so its time for an upgrade. Out with the old and in with the new. I guess, as much as some people are slaves to fashion, i'm a slave to technology. Its certainly a weakness (a very expensive one, at that) but i just can't help myself: i MUST have the fastest, brightest and latest gadget.
I tell myself that its not because i'm technologically vain. Its because the latest technologies can make my life easier, more functional and make me more productive. The A31P has a full suite of wireless capabilities, its got a macho-form factor to die for, and its got a CD-RW/DVD combo drive. Oh yeah, and 512MB of RAM with a 60GB (yes, that's a HUGE) hard drive. Its certainly a steal at that price (from a shop in One Utama); a Dell or Compaq that is similarly configured costs RM9,500 ++. Well, time to get the money ready. Hopefully, i'll be able to close the deal some time next week.