Ordered a Laptop

Well, after 2 months or so of consideration, I have ordered a laptop for working on the road.

Operating System Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Home Edition with SP2
Processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) M 330 (1.4 GHz)
Display 14.0″ WXGA Widescreen (1280×768)
Graphics Card Intel(R) Extreme Graphics
Memory 512MB DDR SDRAM (2x256MB)
Hard Drive 40 GB 4200 RPM Hard Drive
Primary CD/DVD Drive DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive
Networking Integrated 56K Modem + 10/100 Ethernet LAN
Productivity Software Microsoft(R) Works/Money
Primary Battery 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

Patrick O'Keefe

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7 Comments

Stephan Segraves

about 15 years ago

lucky duck...

That's envy if you couldn't tell ;-)

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Patrick

about 15 years ago

Yeah, I'm excited to see it. Not so excited to pay for it. :)

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Keith McLaughlin

about 15 years ago

Nice one. You must be making a small fortune now ;)

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Patrick

about 15 years ago

Ha.

I'm buying it out of neccessity. I don't normally buy two computers every 3 months. This should last me for a while. :)

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chrispian

about 15 years ago

Nice stats. Did you get the deal you were looking for? I'm saving up for a new laptop because my wife wants mine ;)

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Patrick

about 15 years ago

It was a decent deal, not a CRAZILY great one, but pretty decent. It will come to $726.89 when all is said and done, including a free printer. That's after $100 instant rebate, $100 mail in rebate, the $49.99 printer rebate and $27.11 in cash back from FatWallet.com.

I don't need the printer and its selling on eBay for safely $25, so I could sell it and that would knock the deal down to $726.89. There is also a $30 rebate that I will try to get with copies of the serials, etc. but I don't think they are compatible, so I am not counting on that one.

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Vinnie Garcia

about 15 years ago

Nice specs there. I'm looking into a Powerbook next year. I could use a laptop and I already have two desktop PCs so I want something new. :)

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