Sunday, February 22, 2009

New Laptop Ordered!

I went with the XPS 16 build, because even though it puts off a bit more heat than latitude or inspiron, i like the chip combo's a lot better.

I upgraded to the new DDR3 memory chips, its supposedly 30% faster than the DDR2 chips! So im psyched about that

I did upgrade to the better "P" class processor. I didn't want to upgrade to the faster "T" series because even though the performance is better, it drains the battery faster. I stuck with the 6cell battery because the upgrade was too much money.

Then i downgraded to the smaller 320gig harddrive, because the 500gig drive was at the slower 5400 data read rate.

There was a $250 screen upgrade to a better screen, but i dont watch movies on my laptop so i didnt bother.

After all was said and done i got it for $1,300 with free shipping from

Here are the custom specs:

Quantity Item Description

1 Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 (3MB cache/2.53GHz/1066Mhz FSB)
1 Obsidian Black with Leather Accent
1 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1067MHz (2 Dimms)
1 Edge-to-Edge HD Widescreen 16.0 inch WLED LCD (1366x768) W/2.0 MP
1 ATI Mobility RADEON® HD 3670 - 512MB
1 320GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
1 Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-bit
1 Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 9, Multiple Languages
1 8X DVD+/- RW(DVD/CD read/write) Slot Load Drive
1 High Definition Audio 2.0
1 Intel® 5300 WLAN Wireless-N (3x3) Mini Card
1 No Microsoft Office
1 No Security
1 6-cell Battery
1 1Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
1 No ISP requested
1 Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Module (2.1+EDR)
1 Edge-to-Edge HD Widescreen 16” WLED LCD (1366x768)in Black w/2MP Webcam
1 Intel® Centrino™ 2
1 Windows Vista™ Premium

If anyone has any experience with any of these features, drop me a comment here!