the wait is over

e1705.jpgThe time has come to replace the aging beast that is my current gaming machine. It’s only two and a half years old, but its age is already apparent when trying (and usually succeeding) to pwn noobs. So, enter the replacement: the Dell E1705. Here are the specs, and, conveniently, Dell has noted every bit of unnecessary crap software they’ve seen fit for me to uninstall:

  1. Inspiron E1705, Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7200 (4MB/2.00GHz/667MHz)
  2. 17 inch UltraSharp TrueLife Wide-screen WUXGA, for Inspiron 9400/E1705
  3. 2GB, DDR2, 533MHz 2 Dimm, for Inspiron 9400/E1705
  4. 256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS, for Inspiron 9400/E1705
  5. 100GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive for Inspiron 9400/E1705
  6. Image Restore
  8. Windows Media Player 10
  9. Complimentary courses: Look for EU icon
  10. Dell Direct Download
  11. Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, English without Media, for Inspiron
  12. Internet Search and Portal
  13. Icon Consolidation Application
  14. Dell Owners Manual installed on your system,click on icon after system set-up to access
  15. Backup media for XP Media Center,Inspiron
  16. Integrated 10/100 Network Cardand Modem, for Inspiron
  17. Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0, for Inspiron
  18. 8X DVD+/-RW Drive, for Inspiron 9400/E1705
  19. CyberLink PowerDVD v5.7 Decoding Sofware for DVD Drives
  20. SoundBlaster Advanced Audio for XPS M1710
  21. Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/g Mini Card (54Mbps) for Inspiron 9400/E1705
  22. Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module (2.0 + EDR),for Inspiron
  23. Trend Micro PC-cillin InternetSecurity, English, 3-Year Subscription
  24. Primary Battery, for Inspiron 9400/E1705
  25. AOL for Broadband
  26. Broadband Icon for Inspiron
  28. Microsoft Works 8.5 Plus Office Trial, for Inspiron
  29. 3 Year Limited Warranty
  30. Soft Contracts – Qualxserve
  31. Warranty Support,2 Year Extended
  32. Dell Hardware Warranty PlusOnsite Service, Initial Year
  33. Type 15- Third Party At Home Service with Nights and Week ends, 24×7 Technical Support, Initial Year
  34. Dell Hardware Warranty PlusOnsite Service, Extended Year
  35. Type 15- Third Party At Home Service with Nights and Week ends, 24×7 Technical Support, 2 Year Extended
  36. Warranty Support,Initial Year
  37. Dell On Call, 30day, Getting started Assistance, unlimited incidents
  38. Intel Centrino Core Duo Processor
  39. Thank you for choosing Dell
  40. Basic digital Music,Photo and Game experience
  41. Intel Centrino Core Duo Processor

    Hopefully now I won’t have to load as long before getting pissed off at Battlefield.

    16 thoughts on “the wait is over

    1. 38 Intel Centrino Core Duo Processor
      39 Thank you for choosing Dell
      40 Basic digital Music,Photo and Game experience
      41 Intel Centrino Core Duo Processor


      how much that thing set you back? very nice for a laptop. how much does it weigh, and how hot does that sucker get?

    2. You can configure a similar one on Dell’s site if you care that much about the price. Let’s just say, my paychecks from the summer didn’t last long.

      It’s about seven and a half pounds, which isn’t really bad for a desktop-replacement. Everything I’ve read about it says it has good ventilation and doesn’t get very hot, but I’ll have to see once I get it. It does have some power-hungry components.

    3. Well have you tried Battlefield on it? I’d be really impressed with your computer taste if you got the 7900 in there. 🙂
      Are you sure it’s even the 17″ model? The 15″ E1505 and 14″ E1405 look identical, only smaller.

    4. well it IS the 15 inch. the 17 inch is what my roommate has and its way too big. it looks like a monster. im afraid if i open it it might eat me or something. and its not fun for her to carry around. but the 15 inch is pretty big still. i didnt even look to see which one you got, i just clicked on the picture.

    5. Just as I suspected. 🙁

      I was going to suggest that you take up Battlefield. Walt and I are always looking for someone else to join the Tard Squad.

    6. i MAY get Battlefield. I have been playing that wretched game WC3, and every instance of gaming takes no less than one hour. (and that is only if you win the first game, or dont decide on another match.) Seems like i … could … stop playing BF when i needed to go to sleep or something of that nature.

    7. Oh yeah – great idea Scott! You know I always LOVED Battlefield!!
      But really, why do you want the 17″??? It’s HUGE! I thought you liked the tiny laptops (like that fujitsu). I mean really, the 17″ is so big you may as well have a regular computer with a desktop (like my technology terms? i do!) I know four people with the 17″ (my dad, my cousin, my roommate and my friend) and all four of them complain that its just too big!

    8. First of all, I never took my Fujitsu anywhere (good job remembering the brand). It always sat on my desk while I wished I could play games on it.

      But I wanted a computer that was semi-portable, that is, portable enough to take from one location to the next once every few weeks or so. I’m not going to be using it in confined situations, and I’m going to be using it for gaming. The 17″ model is required for the best graphics cards, such as the 7900 GS (though I really wanted the 7900 GTX, but this will do). And I want to be able to see the screen from my bed to watch movies, MXC, Family Guy, and The Simpsons. So that’s why I went big.

      Oh, and I didn’t want another desktop because of all the cords and the fact that it’s not mobile at all.

    9. you should have waited for the Core 2 EXTREME option, noobcakes. haha. isnt the core 2 duo the one with the 1066 mhz fsb. because thats pretty damned insane. since i heard about that i have kept pondering the ridiculous amounts of overclocking one might be able to do with adequate (liquid nitrogen) cooling.

    10. A couple of things:
      1) I’d already waited for over six months, and wasn’t about to wait longer.
      2) The Core 2 Extreme edition is already available – but it’s only a desktop part. All the desktop components have a 1066 MHz FSB, while all the notebook parts have a 667 MHz one (a bump to 800 MHz is due out early next year).

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