At some point over the past four years it has come to light that I find analyzing data to be increadibly sexy. By default (and a bit of hard work and more classes than I care to think about) I've become our department statistician. Well, my old girl at home wouldn't do anything anymore so Mr. Man retired her to central storage off the home server (don't ask, I haven't a clue why or how!) he upgraded my desktop to something slightly bigger and faster, but I still can't really work from home.
I'm into my PhD and need to start some serious analysis. This means long hours at work. Not so good right? So this weekend I ordered a new toy. I get to pick her up in a couple of weeks.
She's a Thinkpad. I've been loyal since I got my first in '95.
The specs are:
Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM Quad Core Processor (3.1GHz / 6MB Cache / 1600MHz FSB)
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (TC/Eng)
2 x 4GB DDR3 1600MHz (MAXED to 32GB)
1TB 7200rpm HDD
15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) / Integrated 720p HD Webcam
nVidia Quadro K1000M Graphics w/ 2GB VRAM Dedicated
Lithium Ion 9-cell / Up to 10.8 hours
3-year International Warranty (1-year warrany for battery) 1-year Lenovo Protection Service
Do you think I can run my stats on that? SPSS, N vivo, Mplus and Rasch are what I normally pretend to use. or is she just a glorified word processor?
I think I'll name her Sue....