Total geek out moment - just ordered a new laptop

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    Total geek out moment - just ordered a new laptop

    As a "present" to myself for making it through my first 2 years of school and being halfway to finally getting my Bachelors at the age of 30, I decided to get a new system to replace my 2-year old Inspiron 5100.

    Here's the specs:

    Dell Insprion 6000b
    WinXP Home
    2 gHz Pentium M Centrino (supposed to be much faster and stay cooler)
    2 GB of RAM
    60 GB HD
    128 MB vidRAM
    24x CD-R/DVD
    Built-in wireless
    15.4" screen (same as my current)

    (plus the software / perifs I already have
    Adobe Creative Suite Premium
    Corel Painter 8
    MS Office Developer 2003 w/Frontpage & SQL Server
    Wacom Intuos3 6x8
    Microtek A3 11x17 Scanner

    and I'm on cloud 9 right now.



    Jason

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    if it took me 12 years to get through my first two years of college I wouldn't have any money to spend on a laptop. Or maybe you went back to school?
    Hmm

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    Your laptop has a virus: 'WinXP Home'

    Sounds like a cool laptop want to trade?
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    Quote Originally Posted by B0bDole
    if it took me 12 years to get through my first two years of college I wouldn't have any money to spend on a laptop. Or maybe you went back to school?
    Yeah. I went straight into the Army after high school. I just started going back to school in 2003. I'm using my GI Bill to pay for my tuition. So, I'm not as broke as I would've been if I had gone back when I was 18.

    Bajanine, I was THIS close to buying a Mac, but I have a lot of expensive software that I don't care to buy a second time to get the Mac versions.

    Jason

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    2 GB RAM...Wow.

    Just wow.

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    what did you do in the army...??
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Brain
    what did you do in the army...??
    Supply Sergeant.



    And, Nazca, I do a lot of digital art and the files can be over 200 MB before I resize them for printing. I probably would have been good with 1 GB, but I figured It'd be better to go ahead and max it out now.

    Jason

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