As a "present" to myself for making it through my first 2 years of school and being halfway to finally getting my Bachelors at the age of 30, I decided to get a new system to replace my 2-year old Inspiron 5100.
Here's the specs:
Dell Insprion 6000b
2 gHz Pentium M Centrino (supposed to be much faster and stay cooler)
2 GB of RAM
60 GB HD
128 MB vidRAM
15.4" screen (same as my current)
(plus the software / perifs I already have
Adobe Creative Suite Premium
Corel Painter 8
MS Office Developer 2003 w/Frontpage & SQL Server
Wacom Intuos3 6x8
Microtek A3 11x17 Scanner
and I'm on cloud 9 right now.