Originally Posted by OhIoCoNtRActKilLa
Could you be more vague? What software?
I can run almost all of my department's software on my laptop (2008 Macbook Pro with 4 GB of RAM). Without knowing what you need to run, it's hard to say whether you need an upgrade.
I think this year I'll remote desktop to my new computer to speed up some of the complicated simulations I have to do for my senior design project, but a lot of stuff can be done quickly on my laptop nonetheless.