There are only two times to buy technology: now or never -- with a few caveats!
Mid Summer is always an exciting time for technology as the manufacturers rush to get their products to market before the crazed Holiday shopping season. This year is no exception, as Intel is rushing to get their new Nehalen processors out, ATI and Nvidia churn out their next generation of graphics, and Google spars with Apple as they try and get out their Android phone before Christmas to compete with the iPhone 2.0.
For tech consumers, it's an exciting time but also a confusing one, filled with trepidation about buying a product that might not look so hot as soon as the latest gadget comes out to replace it. Last year, anyone who purchased a HD-DVD player was almost immedietely slammed with a case of buyers' remorse as Blu-Ray quickly overtook HD-DVD as the next format of choice for all the major Holywood studios. Muddying the waters, it wasn't at all clear, even with a good amount of research, exactly what type of DVD player was going to win.
This year doesn't have any epic battles like HD-DVD vs Blu-Ray, but as always, it's best to do your homework before making any major decisions. Regardless of what you purchase this year, remember to always follow this creed: the time to buy tech is now or never. There will always be a better product down the road, and waiting and waiting and waiting is an endless feedback loop that will always leave you unsatisified. It's best to do your research and pull the trigger immediately.
Here are a view general tips on making good decisions as the holiday season approaches: