View Full Version : NSS...New Laptop
11-12-2004, 03:40 PM
Picked up a brand spanking new Dell 8600 from ebay for a great price (I'd be surprised if the seller made $50). Gotta love the glut the Dell coupon caused.
Came with 128MB Radeon 9600, WSXGA+ along with all the regular goodies.
Boy is this thing nice. Sleek, quiet and quick. Quite an improvement over my P3 800 with 256MB RAM.
11-12-2004, 03:44 PM
so how much was it?
11-12-2004, 05:35 PM
$850 (+shipping). :cool:
1.5 Centrino, 40GB HD, Intel 2200 wireless, 512MB RAM. Sealed box!
That's the exact config I have -- but I have a 60GB hard drive (slow as balls)...
I can't wait to get my RAM up to 768MB, because 256MB is the bottleneck instead of the Radeon 9600.
11-12-2004, 09:37 PM
Most of these guys picked these laptops when dell had 50% off...
11-13-2004, 11:15 AM
yeh, he got it for $750 + free shipping, but still a good deal for you faither.
btw - your AV is adorable. :)
11-14-2004, 08:59 PM
Thanks...it's the baby. I think the laptop was a little more because of the video upgrade. All in all, a deal I'm happy with.
11-14-2004, 09:35 PM
another redhead? :)
11-15-2004, 09:58 AM
That's what it's looking like. Another crazy redhead.
11-15-2004, 12:16 PM
I just got the same laptop, but I have the 64MB Nvidia. No big deal, I use it for work, not gaming.
I got the WUXGA (1920x1200) display. I want as much screen real estate as I can get.
I'm finding the keyboard takes a bit of getting used to. It seems like the key spacing is different than what I'm used to.
11-15-2004, 10:29 PM
I thought about the WUXGA but wound up "settling" for the WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050. Must have bid on about a dozen on ebay before hitting this one, so no complaints here.
11-16-2004, 07:20 AM
The WUXGA is REALLY tiny and takes some getting used to. It's hard to use while sitting back on the couch, but ok when sitting at a desk. BTW, mine cost about $1200, so you got a great deal.
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