Originally Posted by mstone
Elections don't change anything. If you are waiting for politicians to bail you out, you're going to have a long, long wait.
Bailing me out?
You live here too, from what I see from your location.
Anyway, that's not the point.
In my situation my original core duo 20" is just fine for surfing the web and playing videos/music so I don't need a new iMac on my kitchen table. At work, though, I do need more power for FCP, but 8 cores is a lot of money, recession or not.
Yes, 8 cores is a lot of money even if we were not in a recession.
But there is an advantage to 8 cores. This is the first time that computers are more powerful than needed for most programs, even professional ones.
As these programs are revised over the next few years, they will use more the the present 8 core machine. This will actually allow them to work more quickly on the (then) old machine than they did when the machine and software was new.
This will enable that machine to add years to its life that otherwise, a weaker machine with fewer cores wouldn't have.
This means that the machine will have a much better ROI than a 2 or 4 core machine.
Besides. This is a capital investment for a company. There are tax advantages to buying it. In the end, the cost will be much less than you think.