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Computer profile: Hirilonde

Name: Hirilonde
At a glance: Dell Inspiron 6000 notebook computer, 1.6GHz Pentium M / 2Gb RAM / 100Gb HD / WUXGA / CD-RW/DVD+RW / 100mbps Ethernet / 54g WiFi / Bluetooth / Firewire
Etymology: Named after a ship of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, as are most of my notebook computers (alluding to their mobility). Hence I have had notebooks named Vingilot, Numerramar, Earrame, and Turuphanto. Hirilonde means "Haven-finder" and is the official name of the ship whose colloquial name was Turuphanto (the Wooden Whale). This ship was the third and greatest ship of Anardil, later crowned Tar-Aldarion of Numenor.

Provenance

Date of acquisition: June, 2005
Source: Dell Direct with coupons published on SlickDeals.net
Original cost: $1500 (discounted from $2300)
Total cost to date, including upgrades: $1830

Specs

Brand and model: Dell Inspiron 6000D
Processor: 1.6GHz Intel Pentium M
Memory: originally 1Gb in 2 DIMMs, upgraded to maximum of 2Gb from Crucial.com ($180)
Hard disk: originally 40Gb, upgraded to 100Gb ($135 + $15 S&H on eBay)
Video card: 64Mb ATI Mobility Radeon X300
Display: WUXGA (1900x1200 maximum resolution)
Wired network hardware: on-board 100mbps Ethernet interface card
Wireless network: on-board 802.11b/g WiFi with Intel Centrino Mobile Technology
Bluetooth: Yes
1394 Firewire: Yes
PCMCIA slots: 1
USB slots: 4 (2 side, 2 back)
Optical media drive: combo CD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW

Software

Current operating system: Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2
Operating systems used: Windows XP Pro (volume license), Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2 (volume license), Windows Vista Beta 2 CTP 5270
Current number of applications: About 110
Typical commit charge during regular usage: 600Mb - 1.2Gb
Typical commit charge during peak usage: 1.5Gb

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Banazir

Comments

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banazir
Aug. 6th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
Core Duos are out
You can get a 2GHz Core Duo for $700 now, and upgrade it to the above level for about $1100 total (sans warranty).

Also, I specifically tricked Hirilonde out to function as a "portable workstation".

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Banazir
wudu_wasa
Aug. 8th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
Oooooooh, prrrettttty.
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