Dell had alot of "fly by night" products like their square little box PC that has a Blu-ray player, their tablets, and Windows smart phone. Usually when they go that route it ends up as a cheap disposable product. If you buy cheap at Dell you get cheap at Dell.
With that said I went second-level (can't afford top shelf). I did get the Dell XPS 15" laptop about 21 days ago, and so far so good. (Their top shelf is their thin power laptops.) This laptop is better than I expected. Loaded with features. Of course they start with the base price (that's what they are actually advertising) and add more features and cost as it goes on. The basic model is OK by itself also but I upgraded to Windows Professional and MS Office which adds a little bit more price.
Came with Intel i5 2.50GHz, 8GB memory, and 1TB hard drive, webcam camera, wireless mouse, touch screen. Would have liked to get the solid-state hard drive but it was $350 added cost and was only 250GB. Battery last 5-6 hours depending on use. Also got wireless in my apartment which allows me to be more lazy and type while watching TV (watching "The Blind Side" at the moment). So far the laptop is acting better than expected. And it works with my USB printer also.
The only problem I had was setting up the T-mobile webconnect - the setup comes up when you first turn on the PC. I did let it run but still have to call T-mobile to activate. T-mobile doesn't have the best customer service but I finally got somebody that realized that the network stick is embedded in the laptop, not a network stick. I wanted the option to have Internet connection without wireless, just in case I'm some place that doesn't have WIFI or a hotspot, out in the field recruiting Republicans.
Still got to get my old files from the old computer to the new computer but I'm in no rush. I like that I can take the laptop almost anywhere and it's just like a regular PC. And I got so much crap like webcam and eBooks. It has Skype also but I don't know anybody that has Skype. The people I want to have Skype, like family, don't have it. Too bad.
- Registered Mood: creative
BUT I will still have cross-reference: when and if (and that's a big when and if) I post to Livejournal it will post to myTwitter and Facebook page.
Too bad the art of online journals is dieing. We just grown too lazy as a society. THIS MESSAGE I'm typing now is considered too long to read online now. Who knows - maybe letter writing will come back in fashion.
- Registered Mood: melancholy
Rated by number of plays -
1. Follow You Follow Me - Genesis
2. Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
3. Midnight At The Oasis - Maria Muldaur
4. Heard It In A Love Song - The Marshall Tucker Band
5. How Do You Do? - Mouth & MacNeal
6. We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters
7. Happy Feet (Musica per i vostri piedi, madame) - Paolo Conte
8. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield
9. Year Of The Cat - Al Stewart
10. Anticipation - Carly Simon
- Registered Mood: amused
- Чт, 12:29: US marriage rates hit all-time low - just 51 percent over age 18 are married today. I blame the sodomites for this! http://t.co/8L974BNS
- Чт, 12:38: OH Governor John Kasich on THE TRIV SHOW today, 5:35 pm on 1100 WTAM. http://t.co/epdSB1G1
- Чт, 16:37: Stuffing envelopes at the RPCC Headquarters downtown - awaiting pizza delivery too!
- Чт, 17:21: Last man standing at the mailing stuffing gets pizza! I guess that's me! :-)
- Вс, 12:52: Gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas. Why can't we have both? Liberals. http://t.co/VNQhXJO5
- Вс, 15:40: Businesses have 160,000 pages of federal regulations to follow. That does not include state and local regulations they have to follow also.
- Вс, 20:12: Cannot watch the 60 Minutes interview with President Obama. December is an Obama-free zone.
- Вс, 20:44: A Tim #Tebow article that has everybody's panties bunching up. http://t.co/UVU2XBW2
- Пт, 20:20: Now I'm at the Bedford Republican Club Christmas party at the Bedford Falls Cafe. It is a wonderful life.
- Пт, 22:46: RT @MostWatched2day: Woman Caught Making Meth Inside Walmart. http://t.co/CCiziLYN
- Пт, 23:20: Watching the @TimTebow documentaries on ESPN2. God-fearing, he's got an envious work ethic.