Friends! you must be wondering why I was not adding any new posts. Actually December was a bit hectic in many ways. I was going into a transition from being a senior developer to a team lead. Another reason was my desktop computer that started behaving in a scary manner.
Leaving all that behind I want to tell you a special thing. I got a new laptop. Cheers! This statement of mine is over simplified but yes i bought a new laptop from US while I was sitting here in India.
My laptop purchase story goes like this, in mid November a friend of mine told me that one of his friend is coming to India from US in mid December. That was a good news for me as from past few months I was planning to purchase a new laptop. In India these machines costs over 50,000 Rs. and if you plan to do Microsoft applications then you should be ready to shell out around 1,00,000 Rs. After this I started searching for a good deal on web. some of the sites that I dogged were BestBuy.com, ZipZoomFly.com, CircuitCity.com and list goes on. But one thing that I noticed was either these sites were having below par factory models or they were costly. Processor were always 1.6 or 1.8 GHz Core 2 and if you want 2 GB ram then price shoots up.
After few weeks I decided upon Toshiba Qosmio 15.4″ version. This is a great machine and I configured it on Toshiba’s shopping portal. But to my surprise Toshiba only accepted credit cards issued by US banks. Toshiba suggested me to use over the wire money transfer feature but I wasn’t sure about its security and authenticity. So I decided to switch over to HP. HP was having some good offers running. I configured a 17″ HP DV9500T machine and got around 450$ discount. Cool!
Machine specs are as follows:
- Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz [Santa Rosa platform]
- 2 GB DDR2 RAM
- 240 GB 7200 RPM HDD [120Gb dual hard disks]
- NVIDIA GS8600M GPU 256 mb DDR3 Dedicated vedio memory
- 17″ Ultra bright screen [Best in market]
- Finger print reader
- DVD writer with Label Flash
- ALTEC LANCING speakers
- HDMI port
- WebCam 1.3 MP
Amazing power and great looks. Check out the picture
I have started on learning XAML and WPF. I’ll start posting topics related to WPF from next week. Apart from this I plan to continue on my C# 3.0 feature listing. I hope! having a laptop will surely help. Wait n watch. I have also installed Call of Duty 2 and its going good. I plan to play at least half n hour daily. You know games are my passion and I can not let my passion die. Check out this screen shot,
Currently listening to: Akon– Blame it on me