Laptop Upgrade & Transfer

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!

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