Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ElectricSavant, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. Dell Inspiron 1100 Laptop

    Upgraded to a P4 2.4 ghz from a celeron 2.4ghz?

    Upgraded to a 15" screen from a 14" with 1024x768 resolution

    External Floppy discounted from $49.00 to $29.00

    256k Ram (max expansion 512k)

    XP home

    20gb hard drive

    CD burner for minus format and DVD drive

    Lan Port

    1 PCMCIA slot

    Word perfect/Money

    1 yr. Warranty

    Integrated Video card


    Michael B.

    P.S. I will use this for an E-sig feed and a charting program with my trading platform.
  2. Replace the XP Home with XP Pro and you'll have a sweet setup :cool:

  3. Ok will do.......Will miss you here in ET. Have a good vacation and talk to you you next year......I am out for the evening.

    Michael B.

  4. Could I use any of those nifty coupons with this television offer? Or is that against the rules....

    Next question...anybody have a coupon code there not using?

    Michael B.
  5. DK_


    hi Fast_Trader, I'm just curious what specific features you prefer in Pro over HE?

    I've only used HE (I have 7 copies) and haven't found any holes. I think I've read that Pro can use the FAT file system instead of NTFS which HE is stuck with, but it's of no consequence to me.
  6. yes, very good.

  7. Thanks QDZ....I got back early tonight....I told the girl at Dell I wanted to sleep on it.

    Michael B.

  8. Do both OS's have to be "authenticated" online by Microsoft?
    I hate that kind of crap and have stuck with win2k for that reason alone.
    Nothing like a piece of software that you can install/unistall at will without some uncle sam-like big brother watching over you.

  9. DK_


    Yes, XP home edition needs to be "activated" within 30 days of install. They don't allow installs on more than 2 or 3 machines, or so I've heard :)
  10. Thanks.

    Can anyone confirm if the PRO version is the same way?
    And has anyone installed it on say 2-3 computers without hassle?

    #10     Dec 17, 2003