My ever expanding wishlist for must-have gadgets just keeps getting bigger and bigger.
After re-igniting my passh for cycling, I discovered the Garmin Forerunner 405. The list of features left me gaping. Imagine a device that combines a heart rate monitor and measures speed, both on foot and on the cycle via GPS !!! Its got a very a high wow factor, but not without genuine functionality.
Then there is the USB car stereo I HAVE to have. Very sadly, I only have a "normal" CD and a tape player in my car with no AUX-IN or USB input. The CD player doesn't even play MP3. That is just so 1980 !
All of this without even mentioning the upgrade my good ol puter is in dire need of. For crying out loud, I'm running a Pentium 4, 2.4 GhZ with a GB of RAM. Yes I've been upgrading parts periodically. Like the addition of a few Hard drives, a 22" LCD screen, a decent sound/video card etc. But I think its due for an overhaul.
As a minimum, I'd like:
1. Go quad in CPU
2. At least 2GB RAM, cuz I hear that is what is going around these days !
3. Motherboard with quad support and at least 1 PCI slot (this way I can go sata and retain my IDE hard drives with my PCI-IDE card)
1. Decent Video card (that outputs good DVI @ my monitors native resolution, the current Video card bungles it up via DVI but fine through Analog)
2. Wireless N card
Okay, there, I've said it. Somehow, I still think getting a laptop may be a brighter idea. This way the desktop can serve as a file placeholder and an "entertainment" unit and the laptop can be ...well .. a "mobile" entertainment unit !!
To be brutally honest, the fact that I HAVE to get vista with any new laptop is putting me off. The other side of the story is that I do admire everything but the operating system of post june 2008 laptops.
Only time will tell what I end up doing in the (hopefully) not too distant future.