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    ordered a new laptop

    my box is starting to act kinda flakey... so i figured i should buy a new one. but this time, i'm gonna go for a laptop instead of a desktop.

    so this is what i ordered:

    dell inspiron 9100
    PIV 3 Ghz (hyperthreading), 1MB L2 Cache, 800Mzh FSB, 15.4 widescreen WSXGA+ TFT screen (resolution: 1680*1050), 1gig of RAM (400 Mhz), ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 and 100 GB Ultra ATA/100 HD (only 4200rpms though... it didn't let me select a faster one, but since it's got a gig of ram, it's hardly gonna be swapping anyway so i guess the HD will be okay), and a 24xCDRW/8x DVD combo drive plus some other standard stuff

    it was pretty expensive though (2700) but i thought "oh what the hell"

    btw, i know it's a pretty heavy laptop (about 4kg) but i won't be carrying it around with me a lot, so i don't mind

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    Re:ordered a new laptop

    Just wait until you see the power adapter. It's going to be HUGE.

    A friend of mine got an Inspiron 51XX and the adapter was almost the size of a small power supply. I'm not sure why they can't trim those things down?

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    Those things are huge.
    Someone I know has one, and it's referred to as 'the silver slab'. It hurts her shoulder to carry it.
    I sure hope you're not a 140 cm tall lady, or you're in for a sore shoulder.

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    i still wonder if i should have bought a dell instead of an apple. cheaper, more choice of linux distros, can play games. but i got this ibook, mac os x is meh, gentoo linux is meh. im hoping yellowdog 4 will kick some ass and put life into this laptop.

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    I would sacrifice a few virgins just to be on the safe side when it comes to stability.

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    yea i know the power adaptor is huge... it's like a brick. and i know it's a heavy and thick laptop... but that really doesn't bother me. i just want a really powerful machine. i'm gonna be using this as a desktop replacement mostly anyway so the size/weight is not a concern of mine. But the ability to easily use it somewhere else has become very appealing to me. that's why i'm not getting a new desktop.

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    bad news: well my box just died today... really weird, 4 days ago it was working perfectly and during these 4 days it has gotten to the point where it's just no longer usable

    good news: i'm gonna cancel that laptop order because today i found out that i can get the same dell laptop with slightly better hardware (3.2 Ghz CPU instead of 3 Ghz, Ati Radeon Mobility 9700 with 128mb of RAM instead of 64mb, and a DVD writer instead of just a CDRW/DVD combo drive) for the same amount.... apparantly they have a couple of different editions of this 9100 inspiron and i had first selected the X-Treme edition, but if i go for the X-Treme Multi Media edition i can get a free memory upgrade (from 512 to 1024) which would otherwise cost me about 320 with the regular X-Treme edition. So with that extra 320 i was able to turn it into an even better machine for the same amount

    the only bad thing is that i'm probably gonna have to wait for like 2-3 weeks before it'll get here... which means i'm stuck using my parents' box which is quite old and slow

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    Are you getting it new?

    Have you ever tried to go to Dells web site and go to their refurbished section?

    They have some pretty nice laptops at reasonable prices.

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    yea i'm getting it new... it should be delivered on Friday

    and i really wanted a new one instead of a used one because i wanted a beast of a machine and since money isn't an issue i figured "why not?"

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    [quote author=Ralinx link=board=14;threadid=9676;start=0#msg88232 date=1093370431]
    since money isn't an issue i figured "why not?"
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    Really?? got a couple of bucks i could borrow :P

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