My new laptop arrived promptly today! It's a Dell Inspiron 1501, their great seller these days, it seems. Here are the basic stats:
|Item Description||Unit Price||Quantity||Total Price|
| Inspiron 1501
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TK-53, Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium
|Inspiron 1501|| AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TK-53
|LCD panel|| 15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA Display with TrueLife™(glossy)
|Memory|| 1GB DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz, 2 Dimm
|VIDEO CARD|| ATI RADEON® Xpress1150 256MB HyperMemory™ (Integrated)
|HARD DRIVES||Size: 60GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)|
As you can see, I didn't spring for all the budget buster stuff, like an extra 1gb of memory for $150. Most of what I left off can be gotten later, like that memory – perhaps cheaper by then. It's got Vista, like almost new PCs do, so that should be an experience. (It was either that, or wait two years for MS to get most of the bugs out) 😉
Anyway, the screen it absolutely spectacular, even with the bright sunshine of our kitchen!
While connected, I got my mandatory Firefox 2.0 downloaded on it. I plan to use it as the "porch" machine, and so hope to use it mostly for Internet Web 2.0 apps, and not need a lot of other PC based programs. (And I have a Desktop machine for that).
We'll see how it goes. I like to spend a lot of time outside, so hopefully I can be online a lot more now… (and still enjoy the sunshine and breezes of summer! 😛
Oh! And here is the cactus. 🙂