The price drop in Jan/Feb has happened for more than a decade. Bet on it.
But the big news for me is next years move to DUAL CORE CPUs. I've owned more than a few DUAL CPU machines which were great to use. We ran Windows NT or 2000 and today XP will use such features. The BIG HAMMER will be the DUAL CORE ATHLON 64 BIT CPU. Since AMD has demo units out on tour now, it's a reality and what I'll wait for.
As to storage, 120 and up GB drives are abundant and cheap. And DVD writers are in the 99 dollar range.
I would not purchase in 2004 if I could avoid it.
Hello, I am looking into buying a new computer. I have a few questions first. A few months ago, I heard on TV that some new computer was coming out for Christmas that would far surpass the ones currently out. Is this true? And if so, will the release of this cause the prices of the older models to drop? I am a student, and would hate to sink my money in a new computer only for it's price to drop a lot in a month or two, although I know this is common, I would like to at least be aware of it in advance. I need a simple computer, with adequate but not excessive processors, etc. The only major importance is a large amount of memory (over 60 gigs, because that's what I have and it didn't last nearly long enough) and around (or under) $1000. Use is general, email, web, etc. with a large amount of digital photography, so it needs memory to store them. Suggestions as to brands would be nice as well. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.