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I HAVE PURCHASED A NEW COMPUTER!!!!



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DELL USA
Federal Member Purchase Program
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Order Information
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Order Date:

1/18/2008

Product Description
XPS M1530, Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 (2.0GHz/800Mhz FSB 2M L2 Cache)

Product Description
Absolute - Computrace LoJack for Laptops 4 Year

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Order Detail
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Item Description:
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XPS M1530 - Intel® Core蒂 2 Duo T7250 (2MB cache/2.0GHz/800Mhz FSB), Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition
-- XPS M1530 --
-- Intel® Core蒂 2 Duo T7250 (2MB cache/2.0GHz/800Mhz FSB)
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-- System Color --
-- Tuxedo Black
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-- Memory --
-- 3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms)
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-- LCD, Color and camera --
-- High Resolution glossy widescreen 15.4 inch LCD(1680x1050) & 2MP Camera [livejournal.com profile] miriammoules, this means we can Google Chat with video -- -how Jetson's is that?
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-- Video Card --
-- 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT
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-- Hard Drives --
-- Speed: 200GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive Free Fall Sensor
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-- Operating System --
-- Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition
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-- Software - Adobe --
-- Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 8.1
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-- Combo or DVD+RW Drive --
-- Slot Load DVD+/-RW (DVD/CD read/write)
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-- Sound Card --
-- Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy HD Software Edition
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-- Wireless Networking Cards --
-- Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card
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-- Productivity --
-- Microsoft® Office Small Business 2007-includes Publisher + Outlook2007
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-- Software - Antivirus --
-- Trend Micro Internet Security 15-months
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-- Primary Battery --
-- 9-cell Primary Battery and 9 -cell additional Lithium Ion Battery
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-- Warranty & Service --
-- 4 Yr Ltd Warranty and At-Home Service
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-- Accident and Theft Protection --
-- Add Accidental Damage and LoJack Theft Protection to 4Yr Warr.
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-- Adobe --
-- Adobe Photoshop + Premiere Elements
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-- Bluetooth Options --
-- Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Internal (2.0+Enhanced Data Rate)
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-- Environmental Options --
-- Free Recycling Kit
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-- Processor Branding --
-- Intel Centrino Core Duo Processor
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-- Dell Printer Driver --
-- Windows Vista蒂 Premium
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-- DataSafe Online Backup --
-- Included 10GB DataSafe Online Backup for 1Year
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Okay, so I haven't had my own computer for two years. My system -- which had done an extremely excellent job for, like, four years --- gave up the ghost right after we moved and we just never got around to getting me a new system of my own, mainly because we have two other useable computers plus Shawn's work-issued laptop. There's something so awesome about having your own pretty-shiny, yes? My supervisor and I got on the subject of computers on Wednesday and she mentioned she had ordered a new Dell XPS desktop system for her family -- the State has a contract with Dell, so all state employees are eligible for discounts on Dell products . . . somehow I had been unaware of this, so Cheryl sent me the link to the program and the codes, etc. I saved $700, so FTW!

I reeeeeeeally went back and forth between this system and a Macbook (the State has a contract with Apple, too). As a true sign of my impending old-fartishness, I erred on the side of practicality than on the side of Teh Shiny. Obviously, we use Dells exclusive at work and I wanted a system that was compatible with that --- I do a lot of work from home. Yes, you can get Office etc for the Mac, but it was more cost effective for me to opt for the Dell.

But, wah, TEH MAC!SHINY!!!! Alas.

Actually, our plan is to purchase a Macbook as well, but that'll be further down the road. I'd like to see how the Air!Mac is received. Oh, my other purchase is a Western Digital external harddrive with 1TB of storage. I'm a media whore, so I thought it would be good to store all my music, movies and TV shows on an external drive. It'll keep the laptop's system running more easily in the long run.

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Went out last night to Mezcal for drinks, in my case water, and dinner -- we celebrated [livejournal.com profile] synthpudor's newfound AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP*! Congratulations, Samir ♥ Then we headed down to PS Lounge for more drinks and pool (and Darling Nikki...) This freak snowstorm blazed through Denver last night around 6:30 p.m. When I got home at 5:30, it was cold but clear. I spent about an hour ordering the Dell, and when I came out of the den there was like three inches of snow accumulated and it was snowing so hard it was falling sideways o_0 I know it's Colorado, but still it was, like, completely unexpected. Good times all around, though, despite the weather. [livejournal.com profile] tartpants, I almost called you and invited you out, but didn't want to put you on the spot with the bad weather and last minute notice, etc. We really need to have a TV night or something -- I'm downloading The Boosh, btw.

* I informed Samir that I recently learned Costa Rica is, in fact, not an island in the Caribbean. *facepalm* Yeah, geography -- welcome to it, Jules.
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