That's the laptop I'm looking to get. The base model is great, but through GenTech I can actually increase the ram from 2G to 4G and get the bigger/faster hard drive (120 GB or 160 GB at 7200 RPM instead of the standard slower RPM) and maybe even get a second AC adapter for easier carting around the house, it will still be under $3k ($2,250 to be exact).
This isn't an "in addition to" computer. This would be my main/desktop replacement. With work this last year I realized I had zero portability. On trips I would have to work from Karl's laptop with whatever I needed living in a pen drive. With the laptop I can move about the house (eliminating the "falling out of my chair, sick as hell, really should be in bed" thing when I'm sick and still need to work) and still just have it docked and use my monitors as they are for day to day work.
I've gotten so used to buying parts and building computers that it's weird to be getting something pre-made... even a laptop. BUT - at least going through GenTech we can get it bumped up to something I'm happier with and is still leaps and bounds beyond this 3 year old guts-literally-hanging-out-of-the-chassi
Now I have no idea WHEN I'll actually end up with this new laptop, but I'm hoping it's sooner rather than later.
And I'm going to use my Pretty Martin Gore icon for this post.