It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood — my new Dell laptop arrived Monday morning. Monday evening my friend and IT guru, Mike, got it all set up for me. Thanks Mike! You are the best!
New computers are always fun to play with and this one is going to be no exception. I only have two gripes — when you go to battery, the monitor picture lighting fades to a very low light — too low to see properly. The other issue I have with this laptop is the keyboard keys — the keys are silver and the lettering is a slate blue and if you don’t have a light actually shining on the keyboard, you can’t see what keys you are using. It’s a good thing I’m a touch typist. Still annoying and I’ll be letting Dell know about this. Not that they will care. The good news is this laptop is lightning fast.
This is a Dell XPS M1330 with a 13 inch screen for anyone who cares. I ordered it with a slightly larger battery just in case. I had such terrible battery issues with the last laptop that I thought bigger might be smarter. This puppy cost me a small bundle but I need something reliable for school and I think I made the right choice. It has lots of bells and whistles that I didn’t necessarily need, but then again you just never know when a webcam will come in handy.
I also ordered a broadband card be embedded (I have a friend out of town who is ailing and I want to be able to get to her fast, and be able to continue at school without searching for a wi-fi in some coffee house) and without the help of my buddy Mike, I would never have been able to activate it with the Sprint folks. Of course our nice Sprint helper was obviously sitting in south Pakistan or maybe somewhere in New Delhi, India. What an accent. We got through it, though.
So, that’s it. Just wanted to share my technology happiness with the world. I’ll work on some humor for the next posting.