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Dude, I’m getting another Dell!

March 17th, 2010

I’m getting a new computer!

I know, what has it been, two years since I got my last machine? But I really want Windows 7 and after discussing it with Joe, he felt it made more sense to get a new machine so E can have my old one instead of paying over $100 to upgrade my operating system. E could use a faster machine anyway.

I’ve been dragging my feet on the whole thing, because I love to do that sort of thing when ordering electronics. I’ve been putting computers in my shopping cart and configuring them, but never placing an order. Then when I was finally ready to do it on Monday, the computer had disappeared from my cart! I chatted online with Dell support, but instead of admitting the deal expired, they tried to be sneaky and sell me a different configuration. I told them to forget it. But as these things work, the very next day they had a deal that was even better than my original one, so I ordered my new PC this morning.

The highlights –

Inspiron 560 Mini-Tower, Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 (2.93GHz, 3MB)
8GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz – 4X2GB
23.0″ Dell ST2310 Full HD Monitor with VGA cable
Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500
1TB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive 7200RPM
Dell 19 in 1 Media Card Reader
1394a High Speed AV Port
16X DVD+/-RW Drive

Yea, I’m actually going to try a wide-screen monitor. I figure if it’s tall enough, I won’t lose any vertical space like I did with the other monitor that came with my last PC. Also, I plan to get a better graphics card, possibly, after seeing how the integrated one performs.

I’m pretty excited, though! New computers are always fun.

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