At long last the day has come, well, will come, on the 13th September 2014 the day that I graduate from Southern Cross University with a Bachelor of Information Technology degree. It’s more of a relief than excitement right now, but I’m sure once I hold my testamur in my hand it will be sheer joy.

A few of us at work got to renew our laptops and we've all gone for the latest Dell M3800.

Sporting a 3200x1800 (touch) display, 16GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD this is a beast of a machine to work with. Scott's post about High-DPI displays couldn't have come at a better time, there's plenty of well written apps (Visual Studio 2013) and not some great ones.

Being 15" inches it's larger than what I would prefer but it tips the scale just a bit over 2kg - so it's going to be much more practical lugging it home each night.

Since Microsoft removed the windows experience index from 8.1 there's no scoring of this unit, but the screen is really bright and startup times are one of the best I've seen.