I've been thinking about getting a new computer for quite a while. I don't care about graphics. the only game I play is Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri. But I need a much bigger hard drive than I have and a faster processor to handle some big Excel and Access files. I'm currently using an AMD 64 processor and 80G hard drive. Most restricting is Office 2003, which restricts Excel files to 65,000 lines. Office 2007 allows more than a million. I could just upgrade the software, but I want a bigger monitor, too, so I want to replace everything and hand the notebook to my daughter.
My question is just this:
Is there any new innovation coming in the next 6 months or so that is worth holding out for? The answer could be in terms of hardware or software. If there's no Office 2009 on this horizon or faster and/or more reliable processor on the horizon, then I'll take the jump.