2012 - Day 6. Jan. 6, 2012.
This is a macro shot, (processed with Nik's HDR Pro), of my newly arrived, top of the line, XPS 8300 Dell. It's been quite some time since I've had a desktop computer, but this beast is touted as having 'premium processors that deliver razor-sharp graphics'. From the little bit that I've played with it, after spending most of the day setting it up, I can say that it does appear to have lightning fast image rendering. My poor old laptop made a valiant attempt at handling Lightroom, but it was starting to choke when I added the Nik plugin layer. This new work horse doesn't even break a sweat...and...I can store my pics on the local, as opposed to external, hard drive. So far, so good!