My sister will be 10 in a few months and lately she been hogging my own PC so me and my mom decided that we should get her a laptop. I got a dirt cheap but brand new Dell Vostro 1000 for her on Ebay as I thought a basic setup would all she needs for all her homework, disney.com and family.ca browsing and flash game playing, but I ensured I got a DVD drive and burner for my own movie and anime watching needs.
The notebook arrived a few days ago and low and behold I have fallen in love with it. I thought it would have been cheap and not of the caliber of a tech freak like me…heck I have been wanting to buy a laptop for over a year now but everything that catches my eye is over us$1000. My sister’s computer is great, maybe it’s the new PC syndrome, but I will take this s inspiration to try and save more so I can get my own this summer. Not really a Dell fan I am more an HP kinda guy but I kinda like the simplicity of her set-up, I don’t expect it to run any advanced PC games, but for browsing, movies, music and light gaming it’s perfect, not to mention ANIME watching in the comfort of my bed! Rest assured I will be enforcing all 9pm bedtime curfews from now on so I can get “borrow” :D her laptop. The life of an older brother is a good one ^_^. Read More for specs.
AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 Dual Core Processor TK-53 (1.8GHz,512KB)
Genuine Windows® VISTA Home Edition
1GB Dual Channel 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM.
ATI RS485M / SB600 chipset
Integrated ATI Radeon® Xpress 1150 HyperMemoryTM
15.4″ Wide Screen WXGA (1280×800) display
Audio and Speakers
Two channel high definition audio codec; Two 8-ohm speakers with HD Audio 2.0 software standard
120GB configured with a single 5400 RPM SATA hard drive.
DVD+/-RW5 with Dual Layer DVD+R write capacity
Dell Wireless 1390 802.11g Built-In