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Phoenix
Created : 09 August 2008
Edited : 09 August 2008
System : Cross Platform

New computer!

I've bought... a new computer.

For the past two weeks, I think, I've been without a computer because my old one died. I was originally planning to take my old stationairy computer and upgrade it, but it had no graphics card, no monitor, no keyboard and no speakers. And it wasn't a laptop.

So today I went to town and bought a new laptop.
Not state of the art but very nice I think. I've gone from:

1.5 GHz single-core -> 2.1 GHz dual-core
512 MB RAM -> 3 GB RAM
40 GB harddrive -> 320 GB harddrive
Integrated useless card -> 256 MB graphics card
And from Windows XP -> Windows Vista

The difference is giganormous. Cost me $1279, or £666 for all you UK:ers.

First impression is that they've packed the computer with useless software I don't want; eBay links, Norton Antivirus, HP games (in German!), etc. Took me no time to remove though.

Vista is a nice swap from XP I think, and I especially like the visual goodies.

 

Comments


Saturday, 09 August 2008, 05:20
Jayenkai
ARGH! NORTON!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

And, for the record..
ARGH! VISTA!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! (Although, I've yet to try it with my new gfx card.. it might actually half-work, now!)

But congrats on the big-ass upgrade.

Now all you have to do is find enough garbage to fill the 320Gb.
..
Shouldn't be too hard
Saturday, 09 August 2008, 05:23
shroom_monk
Sounds nice, but it might break quite quickly: 1) Vista; 2) £666!
Saturday, 09 August 2008, 10:44
Stealth
Nice specs.


And Vista should run great on OEM hardware.
Saturday, 09 August 2008, 14:13
blanko1324
Real good specs, 'cept for Norton, and the misc. shovel-ware. I can't say anything about Vista, as I've never used it.

Is it big, like a desktop replacement?
Saturday, 09 August 2008, 15:54
Phoenix
It's a regular sized laptop, 15.4" screen.

By the way, I haven't had any problems with Vista so far
Saturday, 09 August 2008, 16:02
Jayenkai
Try making a regular folder, with regular working files in it...
Text, docs, .bb's, .c's and what have you...

Then put an mp3 in the folder..

Bwa-ha-ha-ha!!
Vista makes the rules, not you!!!

But glad to hear it's working well.
I bet you've been having plenty of fun!
There's nothing quite like trashing a new system, and making it your own
Sunday, 10 August 2008, 04:46
JL235
Vista is awesome, and I'm sure Phoenix's laptop will be too as a result. I'm even contemplating putting it on my eee!
Sunday, 10 August 2008, 05:04
shroom_monk
I must say, I haven't really had that many problems with Vista, apart from the odd (and they are actually quite rare) BSOD.
Sunday, 10 August 2008, 06:09
JL235
Only 5% of BSODs in Windows are actually caused by Microsoft code. It's the drivers to blame who cause over 70% of them!