It arrived late afternoon yesterday, and this is my first blog post written using it. It's a Compaq Presario CQ50, and its name was a subject of much internal debate and back-and-forth (both names are kind of a long story, but if you really want to know, maybe I'll tell later...). It was a really good deal (and even included free shipping!), and arrived in quite a timely manner. 200 GB hard drive, 3 GB memory, DVD/CD LightScribe burning drive, Windows Vista, 15.4" screen, etc. I'm loving it so far and having a good time transferring pertinent files from my dear desktop, which I still love and which is actually running quite well to date, to my new and portable notebook. Vista is taking some getting used to, but I think it's still cool, and undeniably gorgeous. Oh, how many times did I wish in undergraduate school that I had a laptop? I think it will be so convenient and make things a lot easier, but I'll also have the advantages of keeping a base station here at home.
Now all I'm waiting for is my wireless mini mouse and itty-bitty webcam to arrive from China or wherever.
Yay for a new toy. It's entertaining, and practical!
UPDATE: A few more specs, as were requested:
- AMD TurionX2 RM-70 Dual-Core Mobile Processor (2GHz)
- Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1
- 3072MB DDR2 SDRAM
- 15.4" (diagonal) WXGA high-definition BrightView widescreen
- HP Imprint finish with integrated microphone
- Integrated 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN modem
- 802.11b/g WLAN network connection
- 200GB (4200 rpm) hard drive
- Six-cell Lithium-Ion battery
- Double-layer DVD±R/RW SuperMulti drive with LightScribe capability
- Nvidia GeForce 8200M graphics
- 5-in-1 digital media card reader