Gayle Madwin (queerbychoice) wrote,
Gayle Madwin
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Emergency Computer Replacement

My computer has taken to shutting itself down at random moments and displaying warning messages telling me that its hard drive is on the brink of death. So it looks like I need to buy a new computer. I think I'm going to buy a laptop instead of a desktop. Specifically, I'm thinking of buying a Dell Inspiron laptop with these specifications:
  • 120GB Hard Drive (5400RPM)
  • RAM: 2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo T5450 (1.66GHz/667Mhz FSB/2MB
    cache)
  • Glossy, widescreen 15.4 inch display (1280x800)
  • CD writer / DVD player (Combo Drive)
  • Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini Card
  • 56Whr Lithium Ion Battery (6 cell)
  • Belkin 15.4" Messenger Case
  • Included 3 GB DataSafe Online Backup for 1Yr
  • Windows XP(TM) Home Edition (which I will upgrade to Windows XP Professional Edition with my existing disk, because I need XP Professional to telecommute)
Is there anything else you think I would be likely to need or want that isn't listed? And does $780 seem like a good price for it?
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