unclejimbo: (Stitch)
Okay, its a Gateway M-6752 Notebook. Here's what it looks like

System details...

# 15.4"-diagonal widescreen WXGA (1280 x 800) UltraBright™ LCD screen
# Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology
# Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5450 operating at 1.67GHz
# 2MB L2 cache
# Up to 667MHz frontside bus
# 3GB of PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM memory (1.0GB + 2.0GB), the maximum capacity
# 250GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive
# Multiformat DVD drive with Double Layer support (reads/writes DVD±R/RW, DVD-RAM, DVD±R Double Layer, CD-R/RW); supports disc labeling on Labelflash media
# Marvell 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N wireless LAN
# 10/100Base-T Ethernet network interface (RJ-45)
# 56K V.92 fax/modem
# 3 USB 2.0 ports
# Integrated 1.3-megapixel Webcam, for video chat, still photos and more
# 5-in-1 memory card reader: reads SD, MMC, xD, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro
# ExpressCard/54 slot: also supports ExpressCard/34
# Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 with up to 384MB shared memory
# 2-channel High Definition Audio, with built-in speakers
# Microphone jack, headphone/SPDIF digital audio output jack
# 6-cell lithium-ion battery (4400 mAh); AC adapter
# Dimensions: 1 1/2"H x 14"W x 10"D
# Weight: 6.29 lbs

And all for $629. Not too bad. Also looked at some reviews this morning. I had some reservations about getting a Gateway computer as I've heard some bad things about them, but this one has had nothing but great reviews and most everyone else paid about $100 more than I did.

Downside, it was a closeout special because Gateway is discontinuing the model. Still, did get an extended service contract (2 years) so if it breaks in that time, they will replace it. Also it runs Vista... ugh! Well, I'll cope.

Should be fun to work with, now to move stuff off of my old 550 mHz laptop...
unclejimbo: (Pissed)
Loaded up Civilization 4 on Trogdor. The graphics, what I saw of them were gorgeous and the development looks quite interesting. (Also when you choose who your leader will be, they wave, bow and smile at you before you even make your selection. Too cool!)

The down side... The stupid graphics card doesn't support the game. It gets you to the opening screen but then it locks up and the monitor goes dark... Grrrr!

So it looks like Trogdor is in for a graphics card upgrade. $$$ I really would like to get a new laptop this year. My old VAIO has just about had it.

*Sigh* And only one more day off for my mini vacation. Well, at least I'm well rested.

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