This year, I celebrated a milestone (x number of years) in my company. As such, I am given an incentive of $500 to reimburse for any selected list of items for personal use. I realized that my home machine is more than 10 years old (Dell Inspiron Laptop 5150), and I do need to have a totally new system. This “opportunity” comes in handy.
After in the IT industry for quite a long time, I come to learn that one can never really keep up with the technology. So, it makes my decision easier – I went for a simple basic home desktop (instead of a laptop) that does not cost anywhere more than S$1000. Given that I do have a working, powerful 22-inch monitor at home (HP w2207h), I basically purchased the bare-bone system.