What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?:
Games Design (basic games like solitaire, nothing flashy), light games (old ones like age of empires, possibly spore but not a must). Video watching online, Music download and uploading to MP3 player, using forums, reading tons of e-books, financial recording (for just myself) and music making.
What software do you intend on using on the computer?
Microsoft word, excell, outlook, will be using Opera or Firefox, MSN, light games, GIMP, Video-Streaming, adobe reader, FL Studio / Acid Pro
Do you play games? If so, what type of games?:
Yes, oldish games like age of empires and old strategy games like that, largest game I'd play would be spore and similar things to that, Nothing elite.
Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it?
If I can have lots of programs running at the same time I'd be happy. Music downloads + streaming videos + msn + forums. Or MSN + Light Games.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
Yes. albums and photo albums.
Here's the Laptop I'm already looking at.
Dell Latitute 2100
Ubuntu 8.10 (English)
Intel® ATOM N270 Processor (1.60GHz, 512Kb cache)
160GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
10.1" Non-touchscreen LED (1024x576) Display with integrated 1.3 Mega Pixel Camera and built-in digital microphone
Intel® GMA 945 Graphics
2GB DDR2 (533Mhz) RAM
Primary 6 cell 56 Whr Lithium Ion battery.
Battery life: up to 6-7 hours.
3 Pin UK/IRISH Type (65W, 100-240V)
Intel Wireless 1397
GENUINE DELL BACK UP disks: Ubuntu 8.10 DVD, Free DOS DVD, Driver's&Utilities DVD, Dell Webcam Central software CD.
Dell 3 Year International Warranty
3 Year In-Home Warranty Support, including evenings and Saturdays covers the cost of repairs and replacemen parts. In the event of a problem that cannot be resolved by phone-based troubleshooting, DELL will send a DELL-certified technician to your home to directly resolve hardware-related issues.
Thanks loads in advance for any replies. Hail Thor!
Edited by dreadlock-viking, 04 October 2009 - 08:15 AM.