I just ordered myself a new toy – a [[http://www.laptopmag.com/Review/Dell-Inspiron-1520.htm Dell Inspiron 1520]]. The specs are:

My current laptop (Compal PowerNote CL50) has served me well for 4 years now, and I hope that this new laptop will serve me just as well. Choosing a new laptop is a tough decision and unfortunately having to make compromises is par for the course. I think I’ve made a good choice… not too small, not too big, and powerful enough to last me for a few years. It’s hard to find similarly spec’d laptops here with the same resolution.

For a case I ordered the [[http://reviews.cnet.com/notebook-accessories/kensington-contour-cargo-messenger/4505–6459_7–31898142.html Kensington Contour Cargo Notebook Messenger]]

For your information, the other main contender was: the Acer Aspire 5920G ([[http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/notebooks/0,39050489,40634980p-2,00.htm mixed review]] – a few differences in the EU market though)

So.. I bet you’re all wondering what I plan to do with a spankin’ new laptop, and what I couldn’t do on my current beloved laptop. Here’s what:

¹ That’s a joke, folks. I’ll be installing Linux ASAP. :-)

### Update – 9 Nov 2007

Still in preproduction. :-( Why, oh why, must I wait so long? Newsflash Dell – it’s not Just In Time if you have to wait days or weeks for parts. I’m a child of the Internet age – I want instant satisfaction. Hop Hop.

— by RobertThomson, created 3rd Nov, 2007, last modified 18th Jun, 2009 | Tags: Tech