We've had the Rocky Mountain National Park on our bucket list for a few summers. This year, we decided to plan our week-long annual vacation around the park, with a 6 month old infant to boot. This affected almost all aspects of planning that went into the vacation - where to go, where to stay, what activities to do, how much to do and more. This post talks about all these aspects and how we planned an itinerary that we stuck to with a high degree of success. Hopefully this helps someone in the same situation as us.
CPUs (be it Intel or AMD) have for the last several years 1 been past that point in the performance curve which makes them 'good enough' for the average user. Only specialized workloads have need additional compute power but even then it's usually a case of diminishing returns 2. Ditto with GPUs - besides games, there are a only a handful of applications that need anything beyond an integrated GPU. Both factors, along with ever-lowering cost for memory and SSDs, mean most computers bought in the last couple of years work well for all regular workloads.
Mine, unfortunately, cannot be classified as a normal workload…