New Laptop

May 19, 2007 – 2:08 pm | by Bill

On Thursday I ordered a new laptop, from Dell Canada. I shopped around a lot, looking around for the best deal. I looked at the Acer laptops at ncix.com, and I went to London Drugs and looked at their selection. I got a huge discount from Dell, by talking to a support representative. It took a lot of emailing back and forth, but I was able to get a nice discount. I paid $1523 CAD for the laptop itself, and it came to $1783 after taxes.

Without the discount, the laptop was around $1900. The specs are:

Dell Inspiron 6400
Intel Core 2 Duo T5600
15.4″ Wide Screen SXGA+
2GB DDR RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 256MB Hypermemory
160GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N
85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
3 Year Next Business Day Onsite/In Home Service and Technical Support

I was originally going to get two batteries, but I ended up getting one to save a bit of money. I paid for the laptop mostly from my tax return from the Government. I chose to get the 3 year warranty, even though it cost $250 more. I feel more secure with my purchase because if anything breaks with it, I can get it repaired for free.

I purchased it now instead of in September, as I plan to use it for Work this summer. Also during the summer evenings, I would rather sit on the patio with a Corona while on my computer, instead of being in my office.

I’m hoping it will be here by Friday, but it might arrive on May 28. After I’ve used it for awhile, I’ll post pictures and write a review of it.

  1. 2 Responses to “New Laptop”

  2. By Dave on May 29, 2007 | Reply

    Nice Hope Lappy works out good for you :) To bad you couldn’t get a Ubuntu run dell :(

  3. By Andrew Rouhafzai on May 31, 2007 | Reply

    Man, my mom has a Dell laptop, and their support starting sucking lately.

    My old Sony VAIO was amazing though.

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