Laptops mmmm

Well, off to texas next week for 7 days to the SXSW conference which should be good. I’ve been thinking of exploiting the weak dollar by buying a laptop over there (and possibly an ipod if I can wangle it.). True, can’t really afford it at the moment but the way i’m looking at it is it’s about long term saving and we were going to buy one towards the end of the year anyway.

The model i’m looking at, the Compaq X1230US costs $1,699.99 from Circuit City in the US (kind of like Dixons) which is £932.18 and the same computer, funnily enough in Dixons in this country costs £1529.99 . That’s a difference of £597. Which is pretty good really. That extra money will come in handy!