Tuesday, October 25, 2005

My new comp

I bought my 3rd comp. This time, its a laptop. An Acer TravelMate 2410 (this was the cheapest of all). I used to think laptops were waste, it still is in some sense .. with that money, i could have gone for a much better desktop system. But laptops have their own advantages .. mainly for me, it means i could read and rarely program from my bed, while watching tv etc :)

Here is the config ..
Intel Celeron M 360 (some 1.4 or 1.6GHz, forgot)
256MB Ram, 40GB Harddisk, 15" screen and a bunch of other crap ..

I always wanted a small laptop (a 12" .. it looks so cool), but unfortunately i got a 15" (as i said, i went for the cheapest one) .. its slightly bigger, and well, doesnt look good on lap. Also screen is pathetic (i didnt notice the laptop screens much before this) .. the laptop screen tends to have a bluish tint with a little bit of gamma.. (i checked with the thinkpad here in office)

It came with some Lupus linux (hell it didnt even have GUI) .. i tried installing Fedora Core, but its identifying as VESA .. i need to find the proper drivers ..

Graphics is pretty ok .. it gives around 80fps in 640x480 quake3 and is playable (40 fps i guess) in 1024x728 with high settings .. but again, the screen makes it pathetic to play with (it has upto 128MB shared mem)

All in all its an okay system, comparing the price.. it cost me 32k with carry bag (damn im bankrupt again) ..


uno said...


neo said...

.. 'program on bed, while watching tv.. ' ?

hell yeah!


btw, don keep the laptop on your lap! you know why! ;-)

Zeus said...

Yeah...all the radiation could neuter you.

Anyway way to go...

Update. I have officially gone BSNL broadband now...

Should see more of me posts and comments...

phobos said...

>>Yeah...all the radiation could neuter you.

:D .. as if its of use to somebody ;)

bsnl .. great .. im also looking for some net connection.. but doubt any providers will dare come in hongasandra. (its not that bad, we have a jockey factory, 2 theatres ... :)

Athreya said...

Hey the laptop looks cool man .. Even I tried for a 12" one but ended buying a 14" one.