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RoD
12-20-2002, 05:04 PM
I jsut configured and orderd my christmas present from dell, heres the table snapshot

moi
12-20-2002, 05:57 PM
dude! you're gettin a dell!

Travis Dane
12-20-2002, 07:12 PM
That's some present i tell you!

RoD
12-20-2002, 07:26 PM
yea my grandmom promised me she'd buy me a laptop of my choice if i got into programming and got good grades(i was already into programming)

Imperito
12-20-2002, 07:54 PM
Not bad...

Shadow
12-20-2002, 08:08 PM
Ooooh, laptops blow. *blech*

MadHatter
12-20-2002, 08:12 PM
nice.. i personally don't like laptops.. they don't last as long, and i've had bad experiences with a couple Inspiron 3500's(?)... scarred me for life, i think... :rolleyes:

Imperito
12-20-2002, 08:15 PM
I like laptops OK, irritatingly unmaintainable but if you have a genuine need for the portability then you can't really argue with it.

RoD
12-20-2002, 08:54 PM
i got a laptop for several reason:

A) I already have several desktops, one high end.

b) I travel to and from FL/NJ so much

c) i want to be able to take programming with me, specially in college

I have a large need for movement capabilities.

Imperito
12-20-2002, 09:03 PM
If you don't mind my asking, if you could have had your choice of any portable, why the fsck would you choose to be "gettin' a Dell"?

RoD
12-20-2002, 09:20 PM
I don't mind at all!

I've owned two dell desktops and one other dell laptop. I have always found they're support, products, and the like to be fast, effecient, and an all out wonderful relationship. I personally would reccomend dell to anyone who doesn't want to build theyre own, as i reccoemnd that first for price reasons.

Dude, i'm proud to be getting dell : )

Shadow
12-20-2002, 09:22 PM
how much that system cost?

golfinguy4
12-20-2002, 09:23 PM
Dell desktops are good. But, my sister got a dell laptop and it was a total POS. The problem was that her laptop was supposedly a high end one. Tech-support sucked. Basically, problems galore.

Imperito
12-20-2002, 09:33 PM
Well I'm all for rolling your own, but as far as OEMs go I'm (hesitantly) Gateway for desktops and (strongly) Toshiba for portables. Unless you actually want a powerful portable, in which case you need a Tadpole.

RoD
12-21-2002, 07:39 AM
tadpole?

the sys cost a lil over 4k @ 105 a month.

Imperito
12-21-2002, 09:40 AM
Yeah, Tadpole (http://hw.tadpole.com/html/products/mobile/sparcbook6500/).

Travis Dane
12-21-2002, 09:43 AM
Do i want to know the price of that? Why has it 4GB of memory?
Bit of overkill

RoD
12-21-2002, 09:50 AM
i'm good with the dell, that thing looks insane tho.

Travis Dane
12-21-2002, 09:53 AM
Urgh, this laptop has a worthless videocard, a 2d gfx solaris 24
bit blabla, That irritates me, nice fast and fancy proc. but a bad
videocard, ironic enough this sale trick works on people who
don't know too much on computer's, dirty.....

RoD
12-21-2002, 09:58 AM
i wouldn't buy it simply because its not dell. I buy Dell or i build it, i once considerd alienware but they cost 2 much.

Imperito
12-21-2002, 10:01 AM
Who's, RoD's? That has a Radeon Mobility. And the Tadpole I referenced is a 64-bit UNIX workstation, not a gaming machine. It's video card is not really important. I mean what have been ported to a frikken UltraSPARC-III chip anyway?

Travis Dane
12-21-2002, 10:10 AM
Yeah well, they used that fast proc. trick a while,
Alienware makes nice Cases

dirkduck
12-22-2002, 02:06 PM
I've got an inspiron 8100, and I love it. The 8200 should be even better!