Sunday, August 2, 2009

A big purchase

Well, I did it I bought a new computer. A laptop.

After years of kvetching and pining and being wistful for one while putting up with what I have -- a jerry-rigged Frankenstein machine only still puttering through the graces of the all wise and powerful Naladahc working magic a few months ago.

I'm excited. It'll offer a lot of mobility (though I don't plan to take it on the road anytime soon). It's got a bottomless memory and 4GB of RAM, so it'll be a long time before I get too stressed out about it running slowly. I thought about buying one in red and calling it "The Flash," but I don't have THAT much faith in it...

I promise to take good care and not clutter it up and I can't wait until it arrives... in one to two weeks evidently, according to Dell and Costco. Good price, too. Was cheaper as a Costco online deal than it was through Dell's Outlet website. Regardless of how you feel about big box stores, sometimes you just have to shop with them.

Dell 1545 T4200 2.0 GHz

8x DVD±RW Dual Layer
7-in-1 Media Card Reader
Wireless 1397 802.11g Half-Mini Card

Warranty & Returns:

  • Dell 1-Year Limited Hardware Warranty (with 2 year extension)

Operating System:

  • Microsoft® Windows® Vista Home Premium 32-bit (w/ Windows 7 Upgrade included)

Processor & Memory:


  • 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • 8X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive

Graphics & Video:

  • 15.6" Wide XGA Widescreen Display (1366x768)
  • Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD (Shared)


  • Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g Half Mini Card
  • Integrated 10/100 LAN


  • Integrated High Definition Audio 2.0

I/O Ports & Slots:

  • 3 - USB 2.0
  • 7-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • 15-pin VGA Connector
  • RJ-45 (LAN)
  • AC Adapter Connector
  • Mic In
  • Line Out
  • 34mm ExpressCard Slot
  • 1 Half Mini-Card

Productivity Software:

  • Microsoft® Works 9.0

Additional Software:

  • McAfee SecurityCenter 30 day trial
  • Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
  • Roxio Creator Basic

Power Supply:

  • 4-cell Battery

Additional Information:

  • Dimensions: W 14.7" x D 9.6" x H 1.02" front - 1.48" back
  • Weight (Approximately): 5.8 lbs

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