Friday, March 24, 2006 7:29 PM bart

New laptop has arrived - BIGBOY

BIGBOY, that's the name of my new laptop. I was a very surprised to come home and find a new machine on my desk. The machine was ordered on Sunday, payment was done on Monday, and now, Friday, the machine has already been assembled and delivered at home. Congratulations to Dell! What about the specifications? Here we go:

  • Dell Inspiron 9400
  • Intel ® Core™ Duo Processor T2600 (2.16 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB)
  • Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005
  • 2048MB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (2x1024)
  • 100GB (7,200 rpm) SATA Hard Drive
  • 17" UltraSharp™ Wide Screen WUXGA (1920 x 1200) Display with TrueLife™
  • 256MB DDR ATI® MOBILITY™ RADEON® X1400 graphics card, PCI-Express x16
  • 8X DVD+/-ReWriter Drive
  • 9 Cell 80 WHr battery
  • Intel® Pro WLAN 3945 Internal Wireless (802.11a/b/g 54 Mbps) for Duo Processors
  • Dell Wireless 350 Bluetooth 2.0 Module

A killer machine (I hope)! The most annoying thing of having a new laptop from some vendor is all of the software that comes with it and the default settings. As the matter in fact, I'm used to a 1920 x 1200 resolution but the configuration "downgrades" this because of larger font sizes etc (even making images look blurry on the screen). Further on, the machine contains stuff such as McAfee free trial, Corel Photo Center, a Modem Helper and even Microsoft Works (have never used this product in my life). So the very next thing that will happen is a repartitioning of the harddisk and a reinstall of the machine using the software I want and with the configuration I want. Installation time (which will be difficult because I forgot to bring home my MSDN DVD's)!

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# re: New laptop has arrived - BIGBOY

Saturday, March 25, 2006 10:52 PM by Hans

Congratulations! Good luck with your Big Boy!

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