Thursday, May 28, 2009

Laptop Help

Hey guys! This is basically just a follow up post to the one I previously put up about my laptop purchase. After the help I have received from you fellow bloggers, I am pretty much set on the Dell Inspiron, seems to fit what I am best looking for at the best price. Anyway, I'm going through the specs and just want to make sure im picking all the right things, so I'm just gonna post about them and see what you guys think:

Processor: Intel® Pentium® Dual Core T4200 (2.0GHz/800Mhz FSB/1MB cache)
Option: I can upgrade to Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T6400 (2.00GHz/800Mhz FSB/2MB cache) [add $50 or $1/month1]

*Dont know what different this upgrade would be made. I am guessing it isn't necessary but let me know if you think otherwise, since $50 wouldnt cripple me

HD Display: Glossy, widescreen 15.6 inch display (1366x768)
Options: Upgrade to Bright, glossy widescreen 15.6 WLED display (1366x768) for $25

*Dont know anything about this option, so let me know if this is something that is pointless or worth the $25

Memory: 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 800MHz [Included in Price]

*No options to upgrade but I'm pretty sure this is good, alert me if not

Graphics Card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD
Option: Upgrade to 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330 [add $100 or $3/month1]

*This was the one I was mainly curious about. Is this something that is needed as far as watching movies, etc.....or was graphics cards really just for high-level games like CS etc.

Battery: 6-Cell Battery (Option Upgrade to 9-cell)
*I'm guessing upgrade isn't needed here, especially since I'm not an avid traveler

Wirless Card: Intel WiFi Link 5100 802.11 Wireless-N Mini Card
Upgrade Options:
-Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g Half Mini-Card with Netgear WGR614 Wireless Router [add $5]Dell RecommendedMay delay your Inspiron 15 ship date
-Intel WiFi Link 5100 802.11 Wireless-N Card with Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router [add $80 or $2/month1]

*Any of these necessary for upgrade???

Those are the main ones I wasn;t sure on. I am guessing all of the services they offer (PC Tuneup, Extra Database Online backup, on-call plans etc.) arent really anything I need either, but again if you think otherwise let me know

Sunday, May 17, 2009

most dominant survivor ever?

JT didn't get a vote against him the entire time. plus, in the finals, he got all 7 votes. You can't get any more dominant than that...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

LOST (spoiler)

those of you that watch and have seen it, what did you think? I thought it was really good, but I'm pissed bc the last season doesn't come on until 2010. anyways, i have 2 questions:

1) I was watching jeopardy and the question was about a physicist from a while back, and the answer was Daniel Faraday. So why does LOST also have a physicist named Daniel Faraday?

2) Where the fuck is Claire?