Look at those prices! (Click on the picture to read the prices.)
My present desktop computer has lasted longer than any I've owned (knock wood). Two years has been the lifespan of my others, I think in part because of no air conditioning and all the gravel-road-dust that came in our open windows. Perhaps now that we've changed all that, my computers will all have longer life-spans.
Dell always has remarkable deals this time of year, but I just can't believe how low the prices are these days. $279 for a new desktop with 320 GB hard drive? Unbelievable! Check it out HERE. (No, this isn't a paid advertisement; I'm sure other brands have equally good deals.)
I think we paid almost $1,000 for our first computer with a six GB hard drive.
I would go ahead and buy myself a new computer right now just because it's hard to pass up a bargain, but my desktop does everything I want. I can't think of a single excuse to get another. Besides, I'm hoping this one lasts until they replace Vista with something better.