The budget guru comes to me today and tells me if I am going to order new equipment to do it now before the fiscal year ends in a few weeks. She says we have money that needs to be spent.
Ergo....I have a new 15.4" MacBook Pro with an i7 Quad Core, 4GB RAM, and a 500GB hard drive on the way.
I'll be visiting Crucial for the 16GB RAM package later.
I looked at the Retina Display version with the 512GB SS drive, but yikes!! Those things run over $3000 similarly configured. Nearly double what I paid for mine.