Well...I think when your computer shuts down/goes into sleep mode in the middle of using it...that might be sign #1!!
I've been wanting to get a new laptop for a few months now, and debating between a PC and a Mac. I'd really like to try out a Mac, I've never owned one, but of course the cost is more than what I'd spend on a PC. And the PC is familiar...but the Mac is new and shiny. I like using Mark's iMac and I've played with a couple Macbooks...but the cost and newness is a little scary. So I've been researching and went down to the Apple store to play. Of course once there I decided I liked the look of the black ones better than the white ones...and of course the black ones are the more expensive ones! But I had basically decided to get a MacBook, and get a refurbished one to help lower the cost. Then...right about when I've decided to fork over the credit card...Apple goes and announces new spec's for the MacBooks, which drops the prices of the refurbished ones a bit (yay!), but then within 2 days those sell out (before I get around to clicking purchase)!! So I'm either going to have to fork over full price for a new one, or wait a couple months for some to hit the refurbished "rack". So...do I fork over the extra money, try and wait it out a bit longer, or opt for a new Dell laptop???
Of course...for anyone that knows me...parting with any sum of money is no small feat! And for purchases in the $1000+ range there is much analyzing, comparison and over thinking to be done!!!