It's all TheHusband's fault. And I am not referring to him. I'm in love with an artificial "brain", because TH has built me a new computer. This is the 3rd computer he's built for me, and it is the smartest, speediest, and cutest desktop computer ever. As I mentioned in an earlier post, we went to MicroCenter the other day to replace my wheezing and intermittently blind laptop with something a bit more reliable and less capricious (and non-portable).
The only part of my desktop that I picked out was the case. A computer has to look decent, besides work well, right? Right? I HATE putty-colored electronic equipment and believe that whoever came up with that beyond boring beige color should be forced to live in a house with putty colored walls, ceilings and floors. My new case is black and silver and has an emblem that looks like an ancient Roman helmet. Being a former classicist, that immediately attracted me. As for the innards -- I left that completely up to TheHusband and joined ThePinkThing in the aisle that had the black light, so we could admire our t-shirts and shoelaces...
The computer has a 500 GB SeaGate hard drive, because TH will only use SeaGate or Western Digitial drives, having had unfortunate experiences with other brands. The chip speed is 2.67 GHz, which is about 50,000 times faster than the aforementioned wheezing laptop. It has a bunch of RAM (beats me how much), and a DVD writer, and multiple card-reader (for those little camera card thingamajigs). It has USB ports galore, and probably some other important features that I have no clue about. Mind you, this computer is not being used by a gamer/artist/photographer/etc, so all this computing power is probably wasted on me. But, boy, it zips along, and I'm having fun. Barring any dreadful accident to it, I suspect I will have this one for at least 5 years.