Decided it was time for a new laptop as I am starting to learn to program, and although my ASUS EEE is an excellent machine, I really needed something a little bit bigger with more get up and go. This is where Dell come in:
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T7250 (2.00 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB)
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2×1024]
Internal Lightweight Keyboard – UK/Irish (QWERTY)
128MB nVidia® GeForce® 8400M GS
160GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive
Fixed 8x DVD+/-RW Slim Slot Load Drive, including SW
Intel® Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card – Europe – Core 2 Duo Processors
65W AC Adapter
Dell™ TrueMobile 355 internal Bluetooth Module – European
Primary 6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (56 WHr)
Biometric Fingerprint Reader
Midnight Blue & 2.0 mega pixel Camera for CCFL Display
13.3″ UltraSharp™ WXGA (1280×800) CCFL Display (220nits) with TrueLife™
This should be delivered next week. Why did I choose this model specifically? Well I was listening to Lug Radio‘s recent podcast and it swayed me.
So, in the mean time while I wait it’s time to brush up on some C++ that I started a while back and prepare for the arrival. I’m also thinking of doing a ‘diary’ of how I progress with my chosen language here when I start. Again, we’ll see.