New Toys

I’m writ­ing this post from my new Dell Insp­iron 1720 that I got for my new gig with Improv­ing. It’s a pretty sweet machine, not exactly a Mac­book Pro but it’s still pretty cool. I didn’t get all the bells and whis­tles but it’s pretty close. It’s got 17 inch screen which isn’t some­thing I’ve had on a lap­top and it kicks ass. I’m going to prob­a­bly get a dock­ing sta­tion for it so that I can plug an ergonomic key­board into it.

I’m not sure if I’m going to bother installing much on it cur­rently because I may upgrade to either XP (really, it’s an upgrade) or Vista Ultra Pre­mium (seri­ously, Microsoft, why the fuck are there 15 ver­sions of Vista) just to try it. I don’t want to go to the trou­ble of putting a ton of soft­ware on here only to blow it away in a week or some­thing. But if I don’t install any­thing, the machine is just a fancy toy for surf­ing the Interweb.

I seri­ously toyed with get­ting a Mac­book Pro (sev­eral of the guys at work are doing .Net devel­op­ment on Macs which is what tempted me) but in the end, I couldn’t jus­tify the $1600 dif­fer­ence in price tags. I’ll prob­a­bly regret that in a cou­ple of months but oh well. Over­all, right now, I have a new toy and I’m dying to play with.

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