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Ching’s Laptop vs. Brian’s Laptop

Posted on June 27, 2009 by under Toys.    

As you know, I purchased a laptop to replace my Dell Mini 9 that I had sold. After ordering a Lenovo that wouldn’t stay connected to the internet and returning it within 24 hours, I ordered a Dell Mini 12 that was on backorder for over a month. Finally canceled that order and ordered a Dell Inspiron 13 instead.

In the meantime, during this whole ordeal, Brian’s laptop croaked so we had to get him a replacement. His laptop was ordered and arrived while I was waiting for the Dell Mini 12 order. He ended up getting a Dell Inspiron 15, which he is absolutely pleased with. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of our laptops.

processor Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 2.0GHz, 800Mhz, 2M L2 Cache Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200, 2.0GHz 800Mhz, 1M L2 Cache Mine is better.
operating system Windows Vista Home Windows Vista Ultimate with Bonus XP Professional (running on XP right now, but can switch back to Windows Vista anytime) Brian wins this one.
display and camera Glossy, widescreen 13.3 inch LCD (1280×800) w/ 2.0M pixel Camera Glossy, widescreen 15.6 inch display (1366×768) w/ Integrated 1.3M Pixel Webcam Mine is better.
memory 3GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 2 DIMM 3GB, DDR2, 2 DIMM Same.
hard drive 320G 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive 250G 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive Ha! Mine is bigger!
internal optical drive 8X Slot Load CD / DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive) 8X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
battery 85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery 48 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
wireless card Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini Card Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g Half Mini Card
bluetooth Dell Wirless 355 Bluetooth Module (2.0+EDR) Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Module (2.1)

I think the rest of the boring details are the same. I think my computer is better, though. LOL. And, I got it for less. Of course, the $100 Dell coupon helped. =P

I originally had serious reservations about Vista. I didn’t think I would like it. Actually, I thought it would be a pain and that I would absolutely hate it. Surprisingly, I like it a lot. I don’t mind being on Vista at all.

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