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Laptop!

The new laptop from Dell arrived today. So far, this has been an amusing experience.

Dell no longer makes Inspiron 4100s, which is what I had, so I got an Inspiron 4150 in the mail. Other than the weird panels on it, this seems to be a win. Differences thus far:
  • 1.7GHz P4 vs 1.2GHz P3
  • 256M RAM vs 128M RAM
  • 24x CD/CD-RW/DVD vs 8x CD/DVD
  • Integrated internal wireless net!
  • Mobility Radeon 7500 vs. something I'm not remembering.


Of course, the 512M RAM module that I had from my 4100 is unusable in the 4150, which makes sense, but was not something I thought of. New RAM ordered, and old module given to dvorak for use in his 4100. dvorak is rather non-plussed at the whole laptop situation, which is only fair. I mean, he bought both the 4100s, and now I have a better laptop than he does. (No, he's not really upset. He's mostly just amused.) To be fair, I did offer him the 4150 in exchange for his 4100. But, he declined.

Laptop!
Very nice :) I'm sure you'll appreciate the CD-RW and the better graphics card.

I've got an Inspiron 8200 with the Nvidia GeForce4 440 Go, and I know a lot of 8200 owners replaced their card with the Radeon.

Enjoy! :)
Thanks! Yeah, nice new toy, and not bad to get an upgrade for 'free'. :)

By the by, do I actually know you? :) I looked through your journal, and am certainly happy to have found it, but I have no earthly idea how you found me! We don't seem to have any friends or communities in common... :)

Thanks again for the well-wishes, and for stumbling into my little corner of LJ.

Aloha!
I had done an interest search on 'glbt' and came across your journal. I like your writing style :)