|Dude, I've got a Dell!
||[Aug. 27th, 2005|08:03 am]
|||||'Pirates of the Caribbean' on TV||]|
My new laptop is here! *insert sounds of rejoicing*
Yes, my friends, I bit the bullet and purchased a replacement for when my slowly dying Compaq (running Windows 98, and with a faulty video card, broken printer, and monitor that's on the fritz) finally kicks the bucket.
After much deliberation and shopping, I ordered a Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop off their website and had it customized to the hilt so that it won't be obsolete in a year or two. It has: a Pentium M 760 processor (2 GHz/2MB Cache), 1 GB of RAM, a 100 Gig harddrive, CD/DVD burner, built in Wireless card, 17-inch UltraSharp Widescreen display, and an awesome 256MB NVIDA GeForce Go 6800 video card so I can play virtually any game I want without any problems. Even more potentially cool, it runs on Windows XP Media Center edition and I bought a tuner to hook up to my TV so I can record shows on my laptop and then burn them to DVD! I hope this works, because if it does, I'll never have to buy another TV series again. I hope to test this Sunday, and try to record the first episode of 'Rome'.
My lovely new computer came Friday morning, though I didn't have a chance to unpack it until last night. I then spent a good several hours getting the feel of it, configuring programs and playing with the default wallpapers, screensavers, etc, and playing the built-in pinball game. I won't get to use it for the internet until I get a wireless router, probably not until Wednesday after my week of work. My first new computer in almost 6 years...I'm so happy! :)