the laptop

This thing has already been a blessing for me. I have already used it to study for a final, work on one of my projects, and check my e-mail.

I went ahead and picked up a wireless card, not realizing when I bought it that it didn’t come with XP drivers on the installation disk. After getting my first Windows XP BSOD, I found out that that was the problem. So a quick trip to the card maker’s web site later, we’re ready to go! A laptop and a wireless card are a wonderful thing.

I’m still in the process of setting everything up on it so far, and I haven’t had as much time as I’d like because I’ve been so busy. But once I get it like I like it, I’ll be good to go for at least a few years, I hope. 🙂

Here’s some of the specs on it: It’s an HP, with an Athlon 1800+ processor (I went for more processing power for my buck), 512MB of RAM, a 40GB hard drive, internal Ethernet port (which allows me to make this update from the comfort of my recliner while I watch the Indiana-Maryland basketball game and wait on some software to download), and some other fun stuff to boot.

The only thing that I have against it is the touchpad. I like trackballs better myself, but I’ll get used to it, I’m sure. 🙂

Well, I need to wrap up…I’ve got a long night working on my PLP project. Good thing that it’ll go a lot quicker now with this thing…

1 thought on “the laptop

  1. Ricky

    Wow, I’ve had XP for almost a year now, and I still haven’t gotten my first BSOD. I don’t know whether to be happy or jealous. And yes, track balls are evil, which is why I’ve used the one on my laptop like twice in my entire life. You can get a decent mouse for like $10 nowadays…

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