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jdinger
06-10-2005, 07:34 PM
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.

:D

Jason

B0bDole
06-10-2005, 08:58 PM
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?

Bajanine
06-10-2005, 09:41 PM
Your laptop has a virus: 'WinXP Home' ;)

Sounds like a cool laptop want to trade?

jdinger
06-10-2005, 10:32 PM
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

Nazca
06-11-2005, 12:10 AM
2 GB RAM...Wow.

Just wow. :cool:

The Brain
06-11-2005, 06:22 AM
what did you do in the army...??

jdinger
06-11-2005, 09:36 AM
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