Mon 22 Feb 2010
My Dell Inspiron 6000 has served me well over the past 5 years. It is sadly coming to an end. Many issues, such as only a 30GB hard drive (Christy’s iPod is the same size) very little processor memory and a slow processor means that it can take several minutes just to load Gmail or some other simple site. It often lags while switching between programs and there are many things I can’t do with it. No battery life means that accidentally knocking the power cable out means I lose all the work I was working on.
So with an e-value code from Parade magazine or some other newspaper flyer I bought a brand new Dell. It was cheaper to upgrade to the Dell Studio 15 from another Inspiron. Studio is the next level up the ladder and has a lot of media functions. I upgraded a few things and still got a great deal that will hopefully last for at least another 5 years. As my current laptop was my first I’ve learned a few things, like letting the battery drain itself completely on a somewhat regular basis.
For those geeks who follow this, here are the components:
- Studio 15 Laptop
- Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz (3M cache)
- 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz
- Standard Keyboard
- 15.6 inch High Definition (720p) LED Display with TrueLife and Camera
- Dell Webcam Software 1.4 Application Kit
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD
- 500GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Disk Drive
- Black Chainlink cover
- Windows Live Search,Multiple User Interface
- Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
- Cyberlink Power DVD 8.3 Playback
- 8X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
- Integrated High Definition Audio 2.2
- Dell Wireless 1520 802.11n Half Mini Card
- 56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
No affiliate links were hurt or used in this post. Hope to chat with you soon on my new toy, I mean productivity tool!