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Now that the game contest judging and discussion has died down, I can announce my latest purchases to continue the Geekdom of Jeff:

These two purchases are amazing. Dual Core!!!! I have wanted one so bad since they announced it and with 2gb out of the box for $1,349 at Best Buy, how the hell do you turn the offer down? As far as the keyboard goes, I have bad habits. I know carpal tunnel is coming if I continue typing the way I do. Also, I have a nasty habit of only using CAPS LOCK when I need a capital letter. So when I type it is CAPS, Letter, CAPS. Yes that is right, I waste a keystroke ever capital letter I use. Another annoying habit I have is reaching for the Y with my left hand. So what I am did was get a split keyboard that lets me rest my wrist on the keyboard because it is on a reverse tilt and I can't reach the Y no matter how hard I try if I keep my wrist rested. Now I just have to break the CAPS LOCK issue, maybe I should just remove the key until I no longer need it.

Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 6:49 AM Personal | Back to top


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Jeff- will it support Aero Glass? - Chris
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It is labeled Vista Compatible with a 128mb graphics card (Intel Chipset) so I am betting on yes.
Left by Jeff Julian on Jul 13, 2006 11:29 AM

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I was so close to buying this same laptop myself last week when I saw it at best buy. The graphics is card is the only thing that stopped me. I want to be sure I can run Aero + I want to be a ble to play a few games like F.E.A.R, Quake 4 etc.
So, I ended up ordeirng a Dell Inspiron E1705.
Basicly the same deal (without the cool as hell finger print reader and external TV tuner though) but got the 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce Go 7900 GS in its place.
Feel a bit of trepidation after visiting http://www.buzzmachine.com/ and hearing his horror story.

I dealt with Dell a lot as an admin back in 2000 and had great success with their Customer Service at the time.

-Chris

Left by [C.B.W] on Jul 13, 2006 11:52 AM

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Oh, BTW it will probably run Aero Glass, but Vista Capable != Vista + Aero Glass.

Have you thrown a VM with Vista Beta on it yet?
Left by [C.B.W] on Jul 13, 2006 12:00 PM

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I bought a dell about 4-6 months ago, and have been perfectly happy with it.

Have contacted their support a couple of times, and yeah, they are a little bit lacking in the knowledge department, but in the end, they fixed my problems (shipped with wrong additional battery), and at absolutely no cost or hassle to me.
Left by Rick on Jul 14, 2006 5:41 AM

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The only thing that would have haed me off in purchasing it would have been the 5400RPM hard drive. My company got me a Dell with a 7200RPM drive and it makes all the difference in the world.
Left by Keith Elder on Jul 23, 2006 6:09 PM

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