@golf07-- I like to keep up with computers that have a fast processing speed as well. I used to use the computers in the business section at a hotel, but have found these are usually extremely slow. I find myself getting very impatient waiting for pages to load.
They probably don't have very fast processing units in these public computers. My dad has a computer that is over 7 years old and he still uses it for sending emails and general web surfing.
He figures as long as it still works, it doesn't need to be replaced. If he spent much time on my computer, he would probably go out and buy a new one in a hurry.
I don't replace my computer every time they come out with one that has a faster central processing unit, but I also like to have something that has at least more than one processor working at one time.