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beautiful, truly. [Jun. 20th, 2001|04:47 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I'm waiting for some crap to install so I'll post. (Posting this from my laptop, btw... got LJ client installed in Windows)

Yeah, the screen is beautiful ... 1600x1200, on a laptop! The screen in HUGE! It's crystal-clear too... If I let you touch it, try not to hump it. If you do, though, I'll understand.

The keyboard is really easy to type on... that was my biggest concern.

Everything's damn fast, Office XP looks neat, there are tons of fun connectors in the back, there's a eraser mouse and a touchpad, and the batteries have a button on them you can press (when they're outside of the laptop) to tell you how charged they are...

everything's just so damn cool! I'm making partition magic boot disks now, then I'm going to install Linux.

Setting up networking was easy... plug the card in, DHCP gave it an address and the gateway... kick ass.

Update: DVD quality is wonderful, too! :-P

Update 2: Picture!

[User Picture]From: firelegend
2001-06-20 04:52 pm (UTC)
post a picture DAMN IT!


LJ is gonna kick some bloggin ass!
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From: lilturtle
2001-06-20 04:54 pm (UTC)

"If I let you touch it, try not to hump it. If you do, though, I'll understand."

I love that line.

Put some pictures up. No website with specs and a little picture does any computer justice. You have to see it in action!
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[User Picture]From: lizreid
2001-06-20 05:04 pm (UTC)

*hump* *hump*

Here here!
I want a pic!
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2001-06-20 05:16 pm (UTC)
I told you it'd kick ass, but do you listen to me? Nooooooooo... you doubt. :-)

Honestly though, I don't want to see it because I'm sure it's better than mine. That's when I have to keep reminding myself that mine was almost $1k cheaper. Heh.
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2001-06-20 05:22 pm (UTC)


How are the speakers? They get very loud? My main gripes about my Inspiron 4000:

1) Video out doesn't send DVD to the TV, just everything else.
2) Speakers are crappy
3) Sometimes (on plane) the sound isn't even loud enough with headphones plugged in.

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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-06-20 05:40 pm (UTC)

Re: P.S.

1) copy-protection. there are hacks to disable that.

2) seem okay. but I'll use headphones.

3) hmm... I'll have to check that out.
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[User Picture]From: matte
2001-06-20 05:41 pm (UTC)

Re: P.S.

1. That is strange...my inspiron 3800 sends DVD to the TV.

2. Agreed

3. Agreed again. I fly with mine alot. I was thinking of getting a small headphone amp, but have not taken the time to research. But it is still worth the envy of the people sitting next to you who only have the latest People magazine to entertain themselves.
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From: qtkat
2001-06-20 06:10 pm (UTC)

Re: P.S.

hi pupdog! heh
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[User Picture]From: niko
2001-06-20 05:33 pm (UTC)


but it's still not half as sexy as this or this.

I've got my heart set on the former. ($1k cheaper :)
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[User Picture]From: nighthawk
2001-06-20 05:42 pm (UTC)
Nice, I was actually testing on that very laptop this afternoon. It's REALLY slick. :)
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From: qtkat
2001-06-20 06:10 pm (UTC)
*drool* it's bee yuuu tee full. (the laptop) heh
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[User Picture]From: bostonsteamer
2001-06-20 06:14 pm (UTC)
What's with humping display screens? Overheard at pointfive "Man, this flatscreen is so good I wanna hump it." Evan I'm not gonna tell who said it though.
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From: evan
2001-06-20 06:30 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: blythe
2001-06-20 06:28 pm (UTC)
can i touch it?
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[User Picture]From: yizhe
2001-06-20 06:49 pm (UTC)
I am getting mine today too! hehe... =) Nearly the same configuration as your except I have a 14" screen
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From: beier_d
2001-06-20 08:01 pm (UTC)
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From: ex_ascetic
2001-06-21 06:13 am (UTC)
wow! the screen is big enough to be usable at 1600x1200?? gotta get me one of those.
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