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Tuesday December 16, 2003
11:17 AM

Alienware Part 2

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Okay, so I finally broke down last night and purchased one. Gak. For a guy who prides himself on maintaining zero debt, I've certainly bit off a huge chunk.

Here are the specs:

  • Alienware Area 51m Laptop
  • Intel P4 3.06 Ghz
  • 15" UGXA 1600x1200 Wide Viewing Angles Screen
  • 24x10x24x DVD/CDRW
  • 1024Mb DDR PC2700 333mhz Ram
  • Radeon 9000 DDR ATI Graphics Card
  • 60Gb 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • S-Video/Monitor out
  • Digital audio out
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • Headphone and mic jacks
  • Keyboard and printer ports.
  • Built-in 56K modem
  • Built-in 10/100Mps Ethernet
  • 1 PCMCIA slot
  • One year warranty

All this for just under $1,900, including shipping. Not shabby at all.

It's green .... And - of course - it'll be running Debian.

I want to be really excited, but right now, I'm nervous as hell. I just sent about $1,900 to someone I do not even know for a piece of hardware I've never even seen.

Good lord ... what was I thinking?

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  • Let us know what kind of battery life you get from that. (I'm guessing it's measured in minutes.)
    • Heheh. Yeah, I'm not looking to go too portable with this thing. I'm really looking for portability around the house and from the house to the office.

      But I do see a car adapter in my future ...


      If things get any worse, I'll have to ask you to stop helping me.