Friday, January 4, 2008
As I make this post, I am typing on my new laptop and I am totally back online. Well, sort of. I am still setting up my laptop to be just the way I like it. I am also getting used to Vista. So far so good. I read a lot of reviews about Vista and people have had fewer and fewer negative comments about it. It also seemed like the right time to make the switch. I mean, at some point in time everyone will be using Vista since all new machines are coming pre-loaded with the Vista OS. Dell does have a few select desktops and laptops they they will still send with XP, but none of those were what I wanted. I also upgraded everything I possibly could. For my techie friends, the specs are: Dell XPS m1530 with Vista Ultimate OS, Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7700 (2.4GHz/800Mhz FSB, 4MB Cache), 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms), 256MB NVIDIA(r) GeForce(r) 8600M GT Video Card, Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy HD Sound Card, and a 200GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive. I also have a built-in webcam (which is very cool) and a biometric finger print reader that can be used to enhance security. There are lots of other little upgrades, too. One of my favorites is the crimson cover I selected. I took it to work today to download and install software while eating lunch, but I didn't get very far. About five people stopped by my office to drool over how cool it is. One guy was looking at the same laptop and made the decision to go ahead and order one. So, so far so good. I'll keep you posted on how it goes as I use it more.