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New toy on the way!

March 29, 2006

Dell620QSI am proud to say that I have a new gadget on the way, and I guarantee I’ll use it every day.  Just ordered through our corporate Dell account is the brand-spaking-new Dell Latitude D620 (pictured).  This is Dell’s latest notebook generation, complete with features like integrated WiFi and cellular data support, fingerprint reader, SATA hard drive, and a 9–cell battery that Laptop Magazine purports to last up to 7 hours (no doubt with the screen dimed and not doing anything).

The current theory is that I’ll have this new puppy in 3–4 weeks, but hopefully this is another example of Dell overstating lead times so they can beat them.  🙂

The most suprising thing about the system I ordered was the price … a tad over $2000 with our corporate pricing.  Here’s are the hilights of what I got…

  • Intel Core Duo T2500 processor @ 2.0GHz with a 667MHz bus and 2MB L2 Cache
  • 14.1 inch 16:10 WXGA+ LCD capable of 1440×900 resolution
  • 2.0GB DDR2 667MHz SDRAMM; system can hold 4GB (2x2GB) if you can afford $1000 per memory stick
  • 256MB nVidia Quadro NVS 110M video card
  • 100GB 7200rpm SATA laptop hard drive
  • 8X DVD+/-RW optical drive
  • Gigabit wired NIC
  • Intel 3945 WiFi card
  • Verizon CDMA/EVDO cellular card
  • Dell 350 Bluetooth 2.0 card
  • Integrated fingerprint and smart card readers

This is going to be great!  One of the first things I want to do is connect to a wired network, a WiFi network, Verizon’s EVDO network (will transfer service from my existing PCMCIA card), and Bluetooth all at the same time.  Hopefully that will be enough radiation! 🙂

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