Technology Makes Me One Happy Puppy..June 12, 2008
I’ve been using computers since I was 3. Granted, until the age of 15 or so, it’s been mainly for gaming. In those 18 years of “computing,” I’ve never owned a laptop. Well, that’s about to change! With some help from my mummeh and my tiny bank account, I was able to purchase a Dell m1530. Specs arn’t the top of the line due to finance reasons, but I think it’s a pretty good “bang for your buck” laptop. I was going to go for the 13” m1330, but I just needed the 15″ screen for screen real estate. As far as specs go:
CPU: T8300 C2D (2.4GHz/800MHz FSB, 3MB Cache)
Ram: 3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 @ 667mhz
Screen: 15″ @ 1440×990 w/ 2MP Cam
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT
HD: 250GB 5400rpm SATA HD
Battery: Free upgrade to a 9 cell (yay!)
OS: Vista Home Premium 😦
The free battery upgrade was nice, and I’ll deal with the OS when it gets here. I’ve never used Vista so I was just always in the “Meh, I’ll stick with XP” crowd. If it’s really bad, I may just go Linux. There were other upgrades I could have made like a blu-ray player,nicer cam, extra HD space,CPU(2.6GHz w/ 6mb Cache) etc. but I think the specs above will suffice. My main machine will always be my desktop rig. As for the price, it came to just under $1300 including tax and shipping. Not too shabby imo..
In other news, Firefox 3.0 release date has finally been announced! YES! For those of you who are hardcore Firefox users, I’m sure you’ve been using the RC of Firefox 3.0. Honestly, as much as I love Firefox, I never use RCs. I don’t know why. I just don’t like the feeling of having an “unfinished product” on my machine. I like stability. So even as my favorite add-ons got updated for 3.0b, I stuck it out with 2.0.x.x. But now, 3.0 is finally coming! Can’t wait!
Now all I need is an mp3 player with larger storage than my 4gig ipod and a better phone. Anyone feeling generous? 😀