You Get What You Pay For

As I’ve blogged on several occasions (here, here, and here), my trusty Dell finally got beaten into immobility during law school. This prompted me to run out and buy the cheapest thing I thought I could live with for a year or two. As the above links indicate, that was a mistake. My Sony has shed five keys and has several others that stick or fail to respond. The Wi-Fi is fickle, the CD/DVD drive is totally kaput, and it requires near-constant TLC (not to mention an external keyboard) to function at all. Oh, and you could fry an egg on it even when it’s idle.

So, I’m finally getting a new laptop. As those of you who’ve seen the present disaster in action know, it’s (past) time. Thanks, Sarah, for my Christmas gift!

For anyone (i.e., Brian & William) who wants gory details: Dell XPS Studio 16, 2.8 GHz Intel Core Duo with 6 MB cache, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 512 MB ATI Mobility Radeon graphics, 500 GB 7200 rpm HDD, 802.11a/g/n and 10/100/1000 ethernet networking. (Yes, Dell – with the exception of my own finally beating the living daylights out of my old laptop, I’ve had very good experiences with Dell’s products.)






2 responses to “You Get What You Pay For”

  1. Mark Avatar

    Should have gone with the Adamo2.

    1. Ed Avatar

      Good idea, except that it’s got a smaller screen, slower processor, and costs about a thousand extra clams. I’m not nearly that committed to the sleek form factor.

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