Tomorrow is Payday and I'm going to get myself an early birthday present!
Yep, I'm going to get a Gateway laptop, with an i5-2350M, 6GB RAM, and a 500GB HD. This machine will become Scylla and will become my primary laptop.
If it works out well enough, I might be able to wait a while before I have to assemble Athena.
The i5-2350M is a ways over twice as fast as my current machine and will take up to 8GB of RAM, so at this point I think it'll be wonderful for desktop publishing and music production. It should also work well for basic 3D still rendering.
Can't wait for tomorrow! I'll get the money and pick the machine up on my way home tomorrow or Friday.
Fun times ahead!