Dude, I'm not getting a Dell... I bought a Toshiba M55-S325 notebook PC
- 1.73 GHz Pentium M
- 512 MB
- 533 MHz FSB
- 100 GB (5400 RPM)
- 14" WXGA (1280x768) TruBrite
- 8x DVD SuperMulti Double Layer writer
- 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
- V.92 modem
- 10/100 Ethernet
- XP Home
- 5.3 pounds
I think it has a full trial version of MS Office on it, so I'll have to figure out how to upgrade my old Office 2002 most cheaply (including FrontPage).
It's a popular machine. I got the last one in stock (besides the demo unit). BUY.COM says "Temporarily Sold Out".
Here's a site with the announcement for the machine, Dated June 14, 2005. I think that's the announcement for Toshiba's web availability for this model which was strangely blank on Tuesday when I checked after seeing the machine in the store on Tuesday. http://www.beststuff.com/article.php3?story_id=8450
It's Made in China.
I was surprised when the sales guy came out of the stock room with what seemed like a small box to be. I though maybe that was the accessories box, but it was the entire system. Quite light and small.
The M55-S3251 is identical but with XP Pro.
Mine is "Peacock Blue". Copper and Gray are coming out later in the month.
It's not as powerful as I wanted, but the 17" screen was way too bulky and this model didn't have a 15" screen and the 2 GHz chip too expensive. This should be good enough for me. The disk seems like a really good deal.
I probably won't even take it out of the box until the weekend since a fair amount of configuration (e.g., Office) and data transfer will be required, but at least this one headache is now out of the way.