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Old 12-20-2006, 11:59 AM   #1
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Default Dude!! I got me a Dell!

As i mentioned, I received a decent bonus this year. Liz and I have been wanting to enter the 21st century with an updated computer at home. One that would handle toda'ys software, vidoe, pictures, music, and broadband. We decided on a laptop and decided that it would be our Christmas gift to ourselves.

I did a bunch of research and was equally impressed with the HP dv5000t and the Dell E1505. After shopping price heavily and thinking on it, I decided on the Dell. I would have slightly preferred the HP, but there was just too much price difference for me to justify. So I ordered it to meet my preferences last week.

Last night, when I got home, it had arrived.

Dude!! (BTW, that was my favorite Dell commercial series. I don't care if he did get caught introducing mother nature'* essence to his lungs.)

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Unfortunately, the wireless broadband won't be ready until Saturday... :(
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so Mikey can finally post from home....
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Yup! WooHoo!!

And there'll be a wireless connection for you when you stop by to visit.



Windows Vista ready, with 2G Ram, Dual Core Processor, 120Gb HD, 15.4" widescreen.

I'm lovin' it!
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Good Choice there. I wish i could have afforded a dell when i went shoping for my lappy...
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This and the HP I mentioned above get high marks from the various laptop rating sites. The Dell had a slighty slower speed index rating, but I considered the fact that I'm not exactly a power user at home anyway...at least not yet. I do most of my heavy work here at work on my desktop.
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No broadband til saturday? Good..before they get there..clean that desk.

Then do your research on modems and routers to ensure you don't have to rent the companies outrageously priced unit.
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No broadband til saturday? Good..before they get there..clean that desk.

Then do your research on modems and routers to ensure you don't have to rent the companies outrageously priced unit.
I already bought a Syslink Wireless G w/Speedboost Router. It'* waiting for the broadband connection. I wasn't willing to pay a $20 connection fee, plus $7/month for theirs.

Lol! and the desk is already clean. I put most of the stuff there for the pic. I can't resist giving you guys something to harp on... :P
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do I see a rolling rock?
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Actually that'* a St. Pauli Girl hiding in the wet suit. Good guess though! Rolling Rock is good.
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Ok..that'* Linksys WRT54GSB... what about a modem? You'll need one.
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