I upgraded my primary home computer last week. Observations:

I upgraded my primary home computer last week. Observations:

 * Anti-reflective coatings on computer screens are totally worth the money for reduced eye strain and neck craning alone. Who ever though glossy screens were a good idea? (besides marketing folks)

 * SSDs are the best single thing to happen to desktop computers in the last  10 years. Disk IO is almost always the performance bottleneck for non-SSD machines

 * 4 GB of RAM is not enough anymore. 8 GB is barely adequate, and is not a good choice for future-proofing. 16 GB is plenty for today

 * Intel’s HAXM extension for accelerating the Android emulator is fantastic. With it, the x86 emulator runs twice as fast as my Nexus 7. But it needs at least 2GB of RAM, so its effectively unusable on machine with only 4GB if you still want to run an IDE