Yikes! I thought I had $1670 laying around

I must have been really tired and was not in the state of mind to think about my financial obligations because as of last night I’ve put through an order for a Dell Inspiron 6400 for $1670 with an extra battery. Well I must have thought about it that far because I purchased an extra battery. It will probably be at my house around the end of March so until then I’m not going to really know if it was a good buy…

On paper this new notebook looks like a great value for its price. It’s not a “desktop killer” but I didnt want that in the first place, I didn’t want to buy a laptop and have absolutely not use for the desktop which I spent almost $3000 on. I want to be able to support multiple applications at once – I use Dreamweaver, Photoshop and will be running Coldfusion 7 at the same time so I wanted to make sure I had enough processing power to sustain my multi-tasking adventures.

The important bits..

— 15.4-inch WXGA, WXGA with TrueLife or WSXGA+ with TrueLife displays

— Intel Core Duo and Core Solo processor options (667 MHz, 2 MB cache)

— 1 GB shared(3) 533 MHz DDR2 memory

— Intel Integrated GMA 950 graphics

— Serial ATA hard drive up to 80 GB(4) 7,200 RPM

— Fixed 16X CD-RW/DVD drive or 8X DVD+/-RW(5) dual-layer drive(6)

— Internal Intel Pro/Wireless 3945 (802.11a/b/g, 54Mbps) and Dell Wireless

— Ports and slots include four USB 2.0, IEEE 1394, VGA, S-video and ExpressCard

— Microsoft Windows XP Home

— Six-cell 53 WHr Li-Ion battery with nine-cell 85WHr Li-Ion

— Starting weight at 2.8kg

Can’t wait for the new Toy

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