I did it.
I went to Fry's and bought a new laptop.
It's not a desktop replacement system, because I have two desktop systems already, thanks. It's just something thin and light and cute.
I almost bought the older model, because Fry's didn't have the newer one. But when Kevin (the salesperson) brought out the box, it was the model I'd been drooling over, after all.
“Oh dear,” he said. “We are not supposed to be selling this until Tuesday.” (Imagine this with an East Indian lilt, and that's how he sounded.
“But,” I pointed out, “It's marked with a price tag, and it's the one I really want.”
“Of course,” he replied. “I'll just print your invoice.”
Meanwhile was drooling over the bigger, bolder, spiffier desktop-replacement systems. He's buying his today, he says.
And if you're wondering what I bought? Click here.