Rethinking the Switch to Windows

A week ago I’d pretty much decided my next development machine would be a PC with a pair of Dell 24″ displays. I was mainly waiting for the special deals to pop up on Tech Bargains. I also thought it might be interesting to try doing my main development on a PC again, having been on the Mac as my primary platform for the last 2 years.

One thing the Bay Area has over Denver is Fry’s Electronics – there just isn’t as brick and mortar store like this in Denver. I stopped into Fry’s today, mainly to take a closer look at what it would be like with 2 x 24″ monitors vs. a single 30″ Apple display. Unfortunately (money-wise at least, as it’s a bit more expesive), there really isn’t a substitute for the 30″ display – it’s just beautiful. Now I’m back on the Apple bandwagon.

Generally, I think it makes sense to invest more in a display than in the computer itself. I’ve had my current display since 1998 and it’s still chugging along just fine – I just need a little more room for big ideas1.

UPDATE: Wouldn’t this be nice?

  1. Yes, I know I linked this last time too – it’s a good read. [back]