I got a new Dell XPS m1210 – wonderful piece! After some minor updates and edits, I can highly recommend it for usage by anyone. It’s worth getting one!
I could recommend it, but not immediately – there are some items, which I hope to be able to contribute in fixing; I’m expecting an e-mail from one of Dell’s engineers to talk about it.
It’s a great computer – powerful (2 Gb RAM, 2 GHz Intel Dual Core 2 CPU, 120 Gb 7200 rpm HDD, 256 nVidia… – the techie readers would know what all this means). Mozilla, Firefox, and Eudora run at the same time, without influencing the VLC, or the Picasa browsing.
Oh, and did I mention it has a 4 Mpx built-in camera?
Or that it has the best sound I’ve heard so far on a notebook?
And it’s quite light, too.
Update from Feb. 4: Now, when I’ve already sent my remarks to Dell’s engineers, I can recommend this notebook with no reserves. And also, I’ve been using it for two weeks now, and appreciate all of its features. Great machine!
Update from March 1:
Now I am finally happy. What bothered me was the fact that the Delete key was on the top right corner of the keyboard; what I did – replace the places of the four keys on the top right. In ther original setting they were Home/End/Insert/Delete and now they are Insert/Delete/Home/End.
That makes it much easier for someone who is used to have the keys there. However, just replacing the keys wouldn’t work. You need to reprogram them. You can do that by downloading the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools, and run remapkey.exe