Well, I finally ran into trouble with the Law. Moore's Law, to be precise. "Moore's law is the observation that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles about every two years." ~Wikipedia I was on the run for a long while, thought the Law didn't apply to me. I was different! I could do whatever I wanted and ignore the consequences. -I had some fun, sure, made a good go of it. But I was a fool to think I could stay one step ahead indefinitely... I hit the wall! Graphics slowed to a crawl, the fan spun up and seared my desk, processes slipped into pantomimes of slow motion horror like prehistoric megafawna dying in tar. All I was trying to do was paint! I pulled a "Three Finger Salute" (Ctrl Alt Del) and checked the system resource meter. It ground for a while in an agony of tormented digital thought before finally informing me that it was Maxed The Hell Out, thank-you very much. -A painting with real-time water colour effects and multiple layers was asking for about 4 gigs more than my sterling little computer had inside its aluminum brain pan. Time for an upgrade. (God, this has been an expensive month!) So, I'm retiring the really very awesome and dependable business class Dell Latitude e6410 and visited eBay to order another from the same line, but a couple of generations further along. The e6440, -which among its many notable features includes a 4th Generation Intel core i5 processor and the ability to pack in 16 Gb of RAM, effectively doubling my working capacity and speeding things up by about 20%, (if the CPU performance charts tell true). Not to mention, HD Graphics firmware is now capable of running a 4K monitor should I ever encounter such a beast on one of my dumb adventures. Plus the whole thing will fit into the same Dell docking station currently mounted to my drafting board. So.., what with my Dell Canvas 27, and my continuing relationship with Dell's Latitude line, one might mistake me for a Dell fanboy. I'm not really. However.., I may have to reconsider my position on the matter. I mean, if the shoe fits and the computer runs... So... What are the rest of you gangsters running out there on your desks?