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Thursday, March 31, 2005


my laptop has finally made it. it has taken me more than a week to get it. i am still a little confused abt the buttons but it seems ergonomic enuf. the sound is very good and the display is excellent. i can read the text very well and seem to have no problem. the only thing i found is the dpi was set to 120 so the pics seemed very good and the text lousy. but once i set it to 90 dpi everything is fine.
dell has its crap on it. i have to take time off to get rid of it.52gb is the available actually suppposed to be somewhere around 60 gb.
im writing this post on the laptop

Saturday, March 26, 2005


the laptop is in shipping. as of now it has reached the beautiful state of new york.(every state seems beautiful now -- even ohio). i am thinking of getting it redirected to me on monday, as then, roni mama doesnt have to ship it to me again. lets see how that works out. ups is very efficient. they have updates in status every time the package changes transit location. so i followed the package from nashville ,tn (probably thats where dell has its plant) to nj to ny now and soon into nesconset.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Sharbat Gula

the afghan lady who appeared on national geographic

lappy ready for shipping

i know a lot of ppl who keep updating their lappy status, so i will keep doing it. dell has now finished assembly,testing and packing, so they are ready for shipping. ups has been informed for the same and they are going to get ready to ship it. probably tomorrow they will update that they have picked up the delivery. then on its way to nesconset and then oh yeah, my place.
:) :) :)

Tracking results provided by UPS: Mar 24, 2005 8:10 P.M. Eastern Time


Tracking Number: 1Z E20 A45 42 2246 972 7
Status: Billing Information Received
Shipped to: NESCONSET, NY, US
Shipped or Billed on: Mar 24, 2005

Service Type: GROUND
Package Weight: 12.80 Lbs

unfortunately it is 12.8 lbs on shipping.
i expect
ac adapter 0.5 lb
inner box 0.5 lb
outer box 0.5 lb
any foam padding 0.5 lb
the mauals 1 lb
i hope there's something im missing in this list or the items are heavier, coz otherwise this indicates that my lappy is almost 9 lbs.aaaahhhh!!! :(
i was expecting more like 7.5 lbs

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

dell status window details

from the dell website

1. Order Processing

Your order is first processed for release to the manufacturing floor. Release is generally dependent upon approval of your designated form of payment. Once payment is confirmed, your order will be released for production.

2. Pre-Production

Pre-Production time varies based on the system ordered and is depended largely on the availability of parts. An estimated "lead time" reflecting the anticipated time it will take to get parts on hand and build your order should have been communicated to you at the time of order confirmation. Order confirmation may have been provided over the phone by your sales representative, or via email for electronic orders.

3. In Production

Changes to your order at this time will require your existing order to be cancelled and a new order to be placed resulting in possible delays to your estimated ship date. Please contact your sales representative for more information.

Kitting - When a system order is released to manufacturing, the material availability is confirmed and all parts needed to complete the system are placed into a tote. The completed tote is mated with the systems chassis, placed on a conveyor which takes it through to build.

Build - An assembly team takes the tote and assembles those parts in a system. This team is responsible for the entire build of the system which promotes accountability for quality and pride of ownership. The system then goes through testing.

Testing - Systems are received into testing for Dell designed diagnostic testing and software download. This includes 200+ titles available in Dell's software library, as well as proprietary and commercial packages, as requested by DellPlus Customers. Upon successful completion of Testing, the system moves to the boxing phase.

Boxing - Completed systems are placed in boxes along with the mouse, keyboard, power cords, documentation and manuals as requested by the customer. Once the Boxing is complete, the system box is sealed and placed on the appropriate truck for shipment to our customer.

4. Shipping Preparation

Shipping prep is normally completed within one day of the date production is complete. However, larger orders and orders requiring special handling may take longer.

5. Shipped

Delivery time varies based on the shipping option chosen at the time of order entry. Your order will generally reach its intended destination within 1-5 business days of the "Ship Date" noted.

dell laptop status

the online status system say my machine is in production
it has passed
-order processing - yes
-pre production - yes
-production - 3/4-th way thru
--kitting - yes
--build - yes
--testing - yes
--boxing - no
-shipping - no
-delivery - no

Inspiron 6000d

Monday, March 21, 2005

Inspiron 6000d

i did it
i bought the dell inspiron 6000d laptop
i changed the config from the original config of what i was plannign to buy.
-esp the mouse got removed
-a dvd+/-rw burner got put in
-9 cell battery out
-6 cell battery in
-got the better looking sxga+ display instead of the xga
-1.6Mhz pentium m with 533mhz fsb
-512 mb ram on 2 sticks
-60 gb hdd
-128 mb ati radeon x300 graphics card
-8X DVD+/-RW
and the other standard dell options
oh yeah, i got windows xp home put in coz its cheaper.
im pondering abt what os i want to install..the xp or get more adventerous and get the machine a linux o/s.
probably fedora since i have the 4 core already on dvd
waitng for it to ship..
order had been placed , recieved and confirmed

Sunday, March 20, 2005

inspire me

mihir and i have planned to buy a laptop each. we worked together at avi on sat ntie and thats when we decided we would go for it.and we i found a good deal (600$ off the $1699 inspiron coupon), i was sure i was getting one.
the conflict was in which i wanted to buy. there were 3 basic options
the 600m
the 700m and
the 6000
all 3 are inspirons. 700m is the really compact cool version. but it might be too small for me,if i wanted to get some heavy duty applications running. besides i cant add an extra graphics card.the display is the best though. the original love.
then the comprimise would be the 600m. it has all the features of the 700m in size and weight, but i dont likethe is a regualr one and not the widescreen type.
and then i founf the 6000. it is the larger 15.1' version of the 700m.
here would be the specs id like to buy:


Inspiron 6000
Date & Time: March 20, 2005 10:20:48 PM


Inspiron 6000 Qty 1
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 730 (1.60GHz/2MB Cache/533MHz FSB), Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Unit Price $1,714.00
Dell Home Customers
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- $600.00

Catalog Number: 29
Module Description Product Code Sku Id
Inspiron 6000D Intel® Pentium® M Processor 730 (1.60GHz/2MB Cache/533MHz FSB) TM16DN [221-5488] 1
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® XP Home WHXP [420-4766][463-2282][412-0689][420-4928][420-4830] 11
Display 15.4 inch WXGA LCD Panel 15XGA [320-4266] 2
Memory 512MB DDR2 SDRAM 2 Dimms 512MB2D [311-4739] 3
Video Card 128MB DDR ATI's MOBILITY™ RADEON X300 PCI Express x16 Graphics 128ATI [320-3897] 6
Hard Drive 60GB Hard Drive 60GB [341-2124] 8
Network Card Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem INTNIC [430-0493] 13
Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 6.0 ADOBER [430-1048] 15
Combo/DVD+RW Drives 24X CD Burner/DVD Combo Drive 24COMBO [313-3242][420-5111] 16
Wireless Networking Cards SAVE$20!Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915Internal Wireles(802.11a/b/g,54Mbps) IP2915P [463-9012] 19
Bundled Software WordPerfect®, Powerful Word Processing ICOREL [412-0714] 22
Security Software No Security Subscription NS [412-0755] 25
Digital Music Dell Jukebox - easy-to-use music player and CD burning software MMBASE [412-0741] 26
Battery 9-cell Lithium Ion Battery (80 WHr) 9BAT [312-0275] 27
Limited Warranty, Services and Support Options 1Yr Ltd Warranty, 1Yr Mail-In Service, and 1Yr Technical Support ST111RR [950-9057][950-3337][950-3550][412-0361][960-2780] 29
Dial-Up Internet Access 6 Months America Online Internet Access Included AOLDHS [412-0585][412-0625][420-3224][412-0687] 37
Digital Imaging Paint Shop™ Pro® Studio trial, Photo Album™ Starter Edition DPS [412-0744] 38
Financial Software QuickBooks® Simple Start Special Edition (limted to 50 contacts) QBSSP [420-5139] 83
Floppy Drive and Other Home Setup Accessories Dell 2-Button Scroll Optical USB Mouse OM [310-4074] 91
Dell Media Experience Dell Media Experience™ DMX [412-0706] 115
TOTAL: $1,114.00


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Total Price
Sub-total $1,114.00

Shipping & Handling $59.00

Shipping & Handling Discount -$59.00

Tax $0.00

Total Price $1,114.00

well..thats about it..

here are a couple of pictures of it:
here is the link i got it from
courtesy mr eric lemont
inspiron 6000d
inspiron 6000d
lets hope it ships soon enough

i dont have a title for this blog post

its been some time since ive blogged. ive been busy in a differnet sense. i havent had time to sit down collect my thoughts and pen them down. volleyball has been aregualr weekend fun and i look forward to it. our kind of group activity. weekends is usually late arrival to college spend some time around go to rec and back.
one thing im happy about is we (venky and me) are going to the rec everyday. as much as possible. the only thing i'd like to do is swim more often. maybe if i get the swim shorts here (college/lab) ill do it more often
spring break was catch-up week. bewaars wanted to plan to go somewhere but it dint wokr out. everyone was busy doing their thing.
dr.j has some new projcts coming up.its nice but i dont want to be part of it as it would take up more of my time and i won't be able to graduate in the summer(as planned :p).
nice telugu movie
new guys
kaaka kaaka(tamil)****
maybe the 3rd time. better than the telugu version, though i like the telugu songs better

Saturday, March 19, 2005


remade from tamil(padayappa)