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My first laptop

Posted at 15:02 on Tue, 14th November 2006 in hardware.

First laptop purchase, second hand, through EBay.

I've just successfully won a bid on a almost new laptop, on EBay. It's a DELL INSPIRON 6400 CORE DUO 1.83GHZ - 15.4" WIDESCREEN. The specs are:

  • DELL Inspiron 6400 Laptop
  • Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology
  • Mobile Intel CoreTM Duo T2400 1.83 GHz, 677MHz FSB. 2MB Level 2 cache
  • 1GB RAM
  • 15.4" Wide TFT XGA Display (1280X800)True Life
  • 8X DVD+/-RW Combo Drive with dual layer write capabilities.
  • XP Pro
  • Integrated stereo sound
  • Integrated v.92 56K capable modem
  • Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
  • Intel Pro/Wireless 3945 802.11 a/b/g Mini Card Wireless
  • 1 PC Card slots
  • IEEE 1394
  • 4-USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) compliant 4-pin connectors
  • 5-in-1 Flash Memory reader (Memory Stick/ Pro, SD, MMC, xD)
  • Video: 15-pin monitor connector
  • S-Video: 7-pin mini-DIN connector
  • Audio jacks: Stereo headphones/speakers mini-connector (same as line-out), microphone mini-connector
  • Li-Ion Battery
  • AC/DC Adapter.

I haven't used ebay for a few years, and my gf has been making fun of me because for the last 4 days or so, I have been glued to it monitoring the prices of laptops on ebay, and trying to win a bid.

The last time I used ebay was back in uni days for buying various books and star trek videos.. yay ;) but I needed a laptop for my trop to Sydney in January.. and I want to be able to sit on my bed or go outside, and do work too, rather then be confined to my desk.

I got the laptop for $1150, but if I was to buy this laptop new, it would be at least $1700 from with all the extras.

Anyway.. I have only just paid for it, so it will take a few days for the payment to show up at the sellers end, and for the laptop to be sent from Adelaide to Perth. Will post an update when I receive it (all things going to plan of course).