My New Laptop!

My first Game Development LaptopI spent a long time looking around before settling on a laptop. I am a gamer/Developer with very particular needs for a laptop and as much as i would love to get a mac, PC’s are the environment that my development must take place. I feel the need to develop on a laptop is something that I must take advantage of in order to properly know my place and keep up with my work, so getting a sub standard lappy was not an option. I hope my choice (btw, my internship provides me with an emp. discount through dell so i saved some benjies.) is going to work out. Below are my new lappys specs:

  • XPS M1730, Intel Core 2 Duo T9300(2.5GHz, 800Mhz, 6M L2 Cache)
  • 2GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm for XPS M1730
  • 17 UltraSharp TrueLife Wide screen WUXGA for XPS M1730
  • NVIDIA SLI Dual GeForce 8700MGT with 512MB GDDR3 Memory
  • 160G 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive Free Fall Sensor
  • Windows Vista Ultimate with bonus XP Pro
  • 8X DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Intel 4965 WLAN (802.11a/g/n) Mini Card
  • Logitech Gaming LCD
  • Dell Wirless 355 Bluetooth Module (2.0+EDR)
  • AGEIA PhysX Physics Accelerator
  • And of course: A Free Recycling Kit

I will keep a running tally of what goes on with Vista and me, but this laptop is for work, school and pleasure. =)