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Dude, You're Getting Ad-Hell

"The money was just too good!"
    -Jayne, Firefly 1x08, "Ariel"

Inspiron 6000D
Processor: Intel® Pentium® M 730 (1.60 GHz/2MB Cache/533MHz FSB)
Display: 15.4 inch UltraSharp WUXGA LCD Panel
Memory: 1GB DDR2 SDRAM 2 Dimms
External keyboard: Multi-Media USB Keyboard
Video Card: 64MB DDR ATI's MOBILITY™ RADEON X300 PCI Express x16 Graphics
Power Adapter: Spare AC adapter (Power Cord) - 65w
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home [I'll dual boot it with WinXP Pro and Linux]
Network Card: Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem
CD/DVD Drives: 8x CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer write capability
Wireless Networking Card: Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200 Internal Wireless (802.11 b/g, 54Mbps)
Battery: 6-cell Lithium Ion Battery (53 WHr)
Dell Service & Support Plans: 50% OFF! 3 Yr On-site Business Mobility Plan after $184 Mail-in Rebate
Bluetooth Wireless: Dell Wireless 350 Bluetooth Internal (2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate)

Price: $2174 - $750 e-coupon - $39 free shipping discount + $103.98 sales tax == $1527.98

All hail Dave Manowski and SlickDeals.net!
Dell Small Business has the Inspiron 6000 Laptop for $1502 - $750 off coupon Z221VS94T7LRWG = $752 w/ free shipping. Limit to 1500 redemptions. Thanks ylen13.

It might still be active, so please feel free to go get one!

Edit, 22:15 CST Wed 29 Jun 2005 - Apropos of money-making, may it be added that Jim Cramer of CNBC's Mad Money is fantastically hyper-tronkie? Total teunce! Yesterday he did a whole segment addressing the question: "How is a tech rally sustainable given slowing capital spending?" Let me tell you, financial investment shows are a lot more fun when the host has a degree from Harvard and a MOO button! Move over, Suze Orman!



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Jun. 29th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
Jun. 30th, 2005 12:11 am (UTC)
Yeah, I know!

Jun. 29th, 2005 06:25 pm (UTC)
Dell's are historically exceedingly reliable. When I was working for Tivoli Systems before they were fully IBMized, I went to a class and sat beside a guy who had a really old Dell laptop. It was a brick. But he attested to its reliability by telling me a story about how he accidentally dropped it on the ground and it still worked. I'm not sure I'd try that with the newer, more sleek models, but I know the reliability hasn't changed.

If I ever bought a laptop, I'd want it to have a graphics card that would work with today's quality of games. That makes going to LAN parties so much easier. Dell was the only company I knew that provided laptops with fairly recent graphics cards. I think Alienware will make them, too, but they're hella expensive. I've always been a bit partial to the Vaio because of its style.
Jun. 30th, 2005 12:36 am (UTC)
Sounds good!
I've always thought that IBMs are best for service and quality, Dells are best for price, durability, and battery life (and nearly the equal of ThinkPads for reliability), and Vaios are the most beautiful.

Jun. 29th, 2005 07:47 pm (UTC)
I thought you were saving for an uber computer??

*tsk, tsk, tsk... *

oh well, at least your video card can run Cauldron demos...
Jun. 30th, 2005 12:24 am (UTC)
Uber computer
... is in February, 2006 - that's how long it will take my mana and chi to recharge!

$1500 to tide me over for 8 months... then uber for a coupla years.

oh well, at least your video card can run Cauldron demos...
LOL! Yes.
There's a 128Mb graphics card, but I decided not to spring for it, or the 9-cell battery.

Jun. 30th, 2005 02:21 am (UTC)
i recently purchased a 700m. with the coupons and all, i got it for under 1000. i love it!
Jun. 30th, 2005 07:38 am (UTC)
Dell Inspiron 700m
Ooh, very nice. How much RAM? Just the default 256Mb? Any warranty beyond the 90 days?

Jun. 30th, 2005 04:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Dell Inspiron 700m
i upgraded the ram to 512, harddrive to 60gig, DVD-CDRW to DVD-RW, warranty was 1 year, upgraded to 3 :]

they sent me a great coupon after my 700m was shipped that allowed me to upgrade my warranty to 3 years for 100 bucks.

i had a disgustingly good coupon and basically got $750 bucks off the machine. it's a $1700+ machine for $1000(!)

i really love how compact and powerful this thing is.. and i code on it all the time too. it's light, looks great. (yes, i like cute things haha even laptops) the display is great. i had originally wanted a vaio and was shopping around for a used vaio at $1000 or so that is small and light but not too much luck.. and found this deal on http://www.gotapex.com and it was just too good to pass up.
Jun. 30th, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC)
For behold, you ARE the Kwisatz Haderach
ROCK! That is a schwEEEEt deal, with a capital SCHW!

Jun. 30th, 2005 05:42 am (UTC)
just thought i would say hello, it has been a while, and was wondering how things were goin'

that laptop is just too cool to look upon..yes, i think it will do:)

don't ask what mine is, eveyone would laught, but, i got a good deal on it, and there was a method to my madness, as i had already a coupla years back bought a fax,printer, scanner, and i needed good compalibility..

anyway, i am thinking as the young ones say "uber cool" for a "uber cool" guy..
it is hard to keep up on the latest expressions, i just wanted to keep up with you

gentle hug,
mom b.
Jun. 30th, 2005 08:16 am (UTC)
Uber cool!
Thank you!

You know what's uber cool?
Your Dory icon! Did you make it or find it? If you picked it up in an icon community, may I please have the name and a link to the posting?

Thanks again,
Jun. 30th, 2005 08:24 am (UTC)
Re: Uber cool!
ya like that do ya???

i thought it fit me..it is from avatarhell.com. the ones on top are free free free,, witha drop down list..that goes on and one...i even blocked their cookies..and still got em..yay..yeah, that's where i got that one of the 2 kids in the rain..well, i will show that now, as i am sure you are getting rained on or have been...glad all those uber storms didn't blow you away!!

8-) mom b.
Jun. 30th, 2005 01:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Uber cool!
I do love AniGIFs - and thanks for the site!

Jun. 30th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Uber cool!
you are welcome..!

hug..stay well and safe..haave a happy fourth!
Jun. 30th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC)
I've been watching all the Firefly I can, lately. One of the guys in my roleplaying group lend me the DVDs, and I'm devouring them. What an awesome show.

Just an aside.
Jun. 30th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC)
I can TRASK you with my brain!
Dude, you ain't kiddin'!

Oh, and check out azhure's icon.

Firefly qu00ts are w00t.

Let's be bad guys!

Jun. 30th, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC)
Dell...no...make the..noooooo...
Dell...why oh why didn't I take the IBM pill? Nahh...not still bitter about them wanting $1000 dollars to fix a $30 part because they soldered it in needlessly (Happened 1 day after the warranty stopped). Or about the motherboard melting because the fans quit working after a few months. Also, not P.O.ed at the HD corrupting a year's worth of my school projects (They were backups, so no fire-bombs yet). Nope, the last straws were that Dell Poster-boy, their commercials advertising "Talk-to-the-machine-who-sounds-like-a-human" tech-support as a revolutionary idea, and their lack of discounts to the corporate and/or government employee. Will the emotional scars ever heal?

Don't worry, banazir, I promise to build you a good one when I get back ;).

--Masaga SMASH Dell
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