After so many years on XP and my ancient Athalon 64x2, I decided to take the plunge but on a budget so I could upgrade software as well.
Today I bought a Dell on sale at Office Depot (instead of building my own again) for 479.00
I saw it in the paper and thought it may be a misprint as it has a I-5 4th gen 4400 and 8 gig ram with card reader etc. The one caveat was that it came with windows 8.1.
Upon receiving the system I went home and ran the setup which was quick and painless, then came the real fun.
I upgraded to PS CS6 and Lightroom 5 finally!
I then installed a small program to bring back my traditional start button.
So far the system is rock solid and very quiet and I am so overwhelmed with the speed.
Over all it's been a good day!