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    Learning windows 7

    Well my old IBM G40 think-pad bit the dust.

    What a difference. Still lots to learn & get used to. I know there is probably better but this is like jumping light years ahead. I'll be using it for work as well as play.

    Product Specs:
    Operating System
    Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    Installed Memory
    4GB
    Hard Drive Size
    320GB
    Processor Brand
    INTEL
    Processor Series
    Core i3
    Weight
    6.16lbs
    Memory Type
    DDR3
    Processor Speed (GHz)
    2.13GHz
    TV Tuner
    N/A
    External Ports
    4 - USB 2.0 Ports, 1 - HDMI Port, 1 -VGA Port, 1 - Headphone/Speaker/Line-out Jack with S/PDIF Support, 1 - Microphone in Jack, 1 - Line-in Jack, 1 - Ethernet (RJ45) Port, 1 - Modem (RJ-11) Port, 1 - DC-in Jack for AC adapter, 1 - Kensington lock Slot
    Graphics Type
    Dedicated
    Optical Drive Detail
    8x DVD Super Multi Double Layer Drive
    Audio
    Two built in Stereo Speakers
    Fingerprint Reader
    N/A
    Processor Bus (MHz)
    1066MHz
    Battery
    6-cell Li-ion
    Processor Model
    Core i3-330M
    Wireless Compatibility
    802.11b/g/Draft - N Wi-Fi Certified
    Graphics Memory
    up to 128MB
    Graphics Brand/ Model
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD
    Screen Type and Resolution
    15.6" diagonal widescreen TFT LCD display (1366 x 768 resolution)
    Modem Detail
    56K V.92 Fax/Modem
    Networking Detail
    10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
    Optical Drive Write Speed
    8x
    Estimated Battery Life
    up to 4hrs battery life
    Chipset
    Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipset
    Processor Cache Size
    3MB L3 cache
    Installed Memory DIMMs
    2 x 2048MB
    Card Reader
    5-in-1 integrated digital media reader
    Webcam
    Built in Webacm
    Screen Size
    15.6" diagonal widescreen
    Hard Drive Detail
    320GB 5400RPM Serial ATA
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    Personally, I think you'll like Winders 7.

    I liked it so much, I installed it on 3 of my personal machines here at home.

    My work PC still runs XP and I'm liking it less day by day..

    It's not really all that different, IMHO, the biggest challenge is getting used to the reliability and how you can 'pin' items to the task bar.
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    Bart,

    Nice machine. Wish I had me one of them. But I'm holding out for an I-pad!

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Scary.
    After reading all those specs I'm ready to go back to this below.
    Really, I'm considering pulling the trigger on a new 'puter also. 8 gig memory and a Terrabyte hard drive. "Beam me up, Scotty."
    But, you got a real nice unit, should last you a long time.
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    Bart you gonna love it. I have recently upgraded one of my Xp machines. Made sure first to check the processor can handle the virtual pc bit.

    I was lucky got i just under the wire.

    Turned out my version of quickbooks needed me to run it in virtual pc mode. What a pleasure it was to resolve all that.

    This was the very first time i can say i have enjoyed windows. And it surprises me every day. The ease of finding things well it took them long enough to get with the program.

    Still when the new machine time comes around I am going Mac. I dont like the number of times i have been fleeced to get to this point.

    For me its a bitter sweet relationship.
    cheers

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    Another couple of things I am using Firefox & Thunderbird. I installed Xmarks in my Desk top a while back...great program I had all my bookmarks back in this new note book with a click. I like it that Thunderbird is similar to Outlook Express with some improvements.

    Its fun getting used to the touch pad style mouse. I am having some problem with mouse over & with it opening what ever it is over without me actually selecting it. Is there an adjustment for this?
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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