YES! was my first reaction when I walked into the house finding the box containing the laptop.
And even though it's been several hours since that moment, I'm still thrilled to finally receive it. Oh and it's a Dell XPS M1330.
It normally sells around £700/£800 mark (or more in some instances) but I managed to get it for £425. Yes, you heard that right. It's a long story. My uncle works in the electronics business (he's a electronics wholesaler or something) and he nabbed 6 of these bad boys when a company went bankrupt and had to sell all it's stock. Kaching!
So far, my experience with the laptop has been great. The camera is good, and boasts a multitude of features. The keyboard is great, with a good feel and good feedback. There's a HDMI output and 2 USB ports. Two headphone jacks and a microphone input slot. The whole appearance with the clash of futuristic silver and black makes for a very swish and stylish look and feel.
For some reason, I also managed to get Windows Vista Business version on it. *shrugs* Ah well, it's not like there's any major difference. Everything came installed (including the OS, Microsoft Office, sound drivers etc.) and all I had to do was take it out of it's (gigantic) box and press the power button. Real convenient.
And the amount of stuff I got that came with it was a nice touch too. Here's a list of the top of my head:
- The laptop (obviously)
- Noise-reduction headphones (with a pouch)
- A remote control (that actually works)
- A laptop case
- A laptop bag
- A bunch of CDs (including office and drivers)
- A manual folder thing
- Several cardboard boxes and bubble-wrap/polystyrene
You got to agree with me on this: I got one helluva sweet deal.
Here are some pictures I took using my webcam. Sorry for the low picture quality, I've still yet to get a proper camera; I'm skint now after splashing out on the laptop.
My laptop bag.
The remote control doo-hickey (propped against my clock.
What about the actual laptop? I hear you ask.
Well... let's just say... I did a video instead! Also with the webcam. Enjoy.
I'm taking it to college with me tomorrow to do two things:
- See if college has an wireless internet connection I could abuse
- Show off
To be honest, it's mainly number 2. lulz
Anyway, I don't have time for any more typing. I've got homework to do. *sigh*