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Friday, May 25th, 2007
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I can't believe I didn't post any specs on the Dell. What was I thinking?

Inspiron E1505N (the linux version)
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo T5300 (1.73GHz, 2MB cache, 533MHz FSB)
Display 15.4" WSXGA+ display (1680x1050)
GPU Intel Integrated GMA 950 (no binary-only drivers required!)
Disk 120GB 5400 RPM SATA
Memory 512MB DDR2 533MHz SDRAM (in order to avoid being gouged; I'll fix it later and save myself $100)

I'm pretty excited about this. I've never actually bought a laptop that wasn't already 5 years behind the times.
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[User Picture]From: wikle
2007-05-25 12:47 pm (UTC)
Wow thats one nice Vista machine you got there.

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[User Picture]From: duinlas
2007-05-25 01:55 pm (UTC)
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-05-28 02:52 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, GMA950 = automatically 3-4 years behind the times (or more...) :(
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2007-05-28 03:14 am (UTC)
I think the GMA950 was absolutely the right call. If I wanted a games machine, I wouldn't have bought a Linux (strike 1) laptop (strike 2). The intel GPU supports pixel shaders, and more importantly for my uses, motion compensation. With years of headaches from nvidia's binary drivers, and total failure with ati's binary drivers, I'm excited to try some drivers that have source code!
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