Summer will be over before you know it. That means it won't be long until back-to-school sales.
Included in those back-to-school sales will be computers. You may be able to get a good deal on a laptop before school starts. If you don't get the Sunday paper with weekly ads you can go to the websites of stores in your area to look at the weekly ads. See what they have and decide if you want to invest in a new laptop now instead of next year. If you aren't happy with your mediocre system with a shot battery now do you really want to stay unhappy with it for a year? Your normal human reaction in 6 months would probably be "I should have gotten me a new one 6 months ago instead of sticking with this one". Plus, over the course of the year, other things may go wrong with it to the point where it is no longer worth using. You would constantly be trying to keep it working and sometimes it's not worth the hassle. So what if you don't get one with the new processor? What you will have is a system you are happy with and enjoy using.
If you see something on sale, you can go look at it. Just remember that the sale price is only good for a week, so you will have to get it then. If you decide not to get it, there will be others on sale the next week. You run the risk of not getting what you really want if you don't get it when it is on sale.
You could also keep your current laptop limping along until the Christmas season computer sales.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 23 June 2011 - 05:28 PM.