Monday, July 18, 2005

DIRK™ vs. Dell....Success!

While surfing the tech bargain forums, I came across a coupon that knocked 15% off Dell Outlet refurbished computers. Sifting thru the inventory, I scored:

Inspiron 6000 Notebook:
Intel Pentium M Processor 730 (1.60GHz/2MB Cache/533MHz FSB)
Microsoft Windows XP Home
256 MB DDR2 400MHz SDRAM (1 DIMM) -- (gonna buy more for the other slot)
40 GB EIDE Hard Drive (5400 RPM) -- (wish this was larger, but you takes what you gets)
128MB DDR ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300 -- (whoa!!!)
15.4 inch WSXGA+ Notebook Screen
Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 mini PCI Card
8x DVD +/- RW w/dbl layer write capability

With a 2-year warranty that also coverage accidental damage, I got out for a grand - at least $600 off a new unit. Thanks to all you wrote to advise on this quest.

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