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Dude! I'm getting a Dell!

Yeah, I just ordered it. Estimated ship date is this Thursday, so I should have it by the middle of the month. I mentioned wanting to get a computer to someone at work, and she said I should try Dell, since Mercy employees get a discount. Glad I said something, because I had no idea. Should have been obvious, tho, since all our computers are Dells. Der. Anyway, I check out the EPP site, and there's a special going on where I can save up to 1/3 off select desktops, so I find the one with a dual core, and start upgrading. Total for the whole thing is almost $1800, but with all the discounts, I got it for $1160. It's a sweet system, too. Should be able to handle (yes, WoW, too), all the photo and video editing I want to do. DVD burning! (Did I mention that I got the software that allows for burning my TiVo recordings to DVD? Well, I did. ^_^). I'm keeping my laptop, too, for a bunch of stuff that it still does really well.

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kyrielle
Jul. 30th, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC)
Sweet. We used to use Dell desktops at work - they're nice boxes. I'm glad you didn't say laptop, though, I'd have cringed. (We used to use those, too, and the failure rate on them is the reason I say 'used to'.)
mandydax
Jul. 30th, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC)
Well, my current computer is a laptop (Gateway, not Dell) and one of the things it does really well is to be very portable. I need a stationary box to do most of what I do where I do most of what I do.
snakewich
Aug. 1st, 2006 02:05 am (UTC)
Your new computer sounds pretty cool!
What kind of processor does it have?
mandydax
Aug. 1st, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
Pentium D 940 Dual Core (2 processors, 3.2GHz, 800 FSB)

No, I don't have it memorized, but I do have a specs printout in my bag. ~_^

Unfortunately, there are some modules that are not optional, ie "features." One of which is free AOL for 6 months. >.< The first thing I'm doing when I log onto it is to uninstall that. AOL, it's short for A--hOLe. (The h and e are silent.)
snakewich
Aug. 1st, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC)
Ooh! The processors sound really neat!

I know what you mean about the included "features".
One would think they would be optional :)
mandydax
Aug. 1st, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's like:
"Come and get your free peanut butter cups!"
"Oh, I'll have one." ^_^
"It comes with a free poke in the eyes."
"Um, can I get it without a poke in the eyes?"
"Sorry, it's a package deal. Don't worry, the blinding pain will only last a few hours."
snakewich
Aug. 2nd, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC)
Great analogy!

So, I probably shouldn't take two "free" peanut butter cups?
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