Dude, I got a Dell!


Just bought myself a nice Christmas gift.

Here’s the specs:

P4 running at 2.6 GHz with a 533 MHz FSB
64 MB GeForce4 video card
Free upgrade to a 120GB ATA/100 hard drive
Free 40x/10x/40x CD-RW drive
Windows XP Pro
Built-in NIC and modem
Optical USB mouse, keyboard and 6 USB 2.0 ports
Harmon Kardon speakers which I’ll probably sell on eBay.
3 Year Next-Day warranty

All for a nice and toasty $800 with free shipping and a $100.00 mail-in rebate which will bring down the final price to $700. I opted not to get a monitor because I have 2 17″ Dell monitors gathering dust here. I also opted for the low RAM because I can get 1 GB worth of it from my usual source for roughly 250. If I got the RAM upgrade through Dell, I would have had to pay like twice as much. The built-in sound blows, but I have a spare SB Live! 5.1 sound card lying around and as for the video card it’s just OK. I did not want to spend the 320 bucks for the upgrade to the 128 MB Radeon 9700 Pro, so I opted for the GeForce4 card instead. I figured early next year I’ll just get the Radeon on eBay for half that price and be set for a good 2 to 3 years on the gaming side. 🙂

Oh man I can’t wait till it gets here.

2 replies on “Dude, I got a Dell!”


Yes. Some DEEP envy here . . .

~le sigh

I want one. How much? Do they take a rubber chek?

Mmmmmmm . . .

Well Merry Christmas to you Davers! Hope you have lots of fun with that. I, on the other hand, am heading downstairs to study after I have a glass of eggnog…yum!

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