New PC while I wait for Vista Tablet

June 5, 2006

I finally broke down and ordered a new PC to replace my aging DELL desktop and Pentium-M laptops. What I really want is a smoking dual-core Tablet PC that will run Vista but got tired of waiting and so I’ve decided to get a desktop that will let me do the heavy lifting while I wait for faster and better dual-core Tablet PC that will come when Vista ships.

Based on the crap that DELL includes, I think it’s going to take about a whole day with the Windows uninstaller, a registry cleaner like CCLeaner.

Here are the specs for my new machine

Dimension E510
Pentium® D Processor 940 with Dual Core Technology (3.2GHz, 800FSB), Genuine Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005
Qty: 1
Unit Price: $x,xxxx.xx
Dell Dimension E510 Series Pentium® D Processor 940 with Dual Core Technology (3.2GHz, 800FSB) CZ940H [222-3193]
Memory SAVE $40! 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz 2GB5P [464-8218]
Keyboard Dell USB Keyboard EK [310-5324]
Monitor No Monitor N [320-4278]
Video Card 256MB PCI Express™ x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) ATI Radeon X600 SE HyperMemory X600SE [320-4382]
Hard Drive 250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/ 8MB cache 250S [341-3280]
Floppy Drive and Media Reader 13 in 1 Media Card Reader MCR13 [341-2773]
Operating System Genuine Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 WMCE [412-0688]
[412-0721]
[420-4927]
[420-5460]
[420-5476]
[420-5646]
[420-5769]
[420-5924]
[463-2282]
Mouse Dell® 2-button USB mouse SM [310-6264]
Network Card Integrated Intel® PRO 10/100 Ethernet IN [430-0412]
Modem No Modem Requested N [313-3137]
Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 6.0 AAREAD [412-0705]
CD or DVD Drive Dual Drives: 16x DVD-ROM Drive + 16x DVD+/-RW w/dbl layer write capability DV16DVR [313-4129]
[420-5781]
[420-5790]
Sound Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio IS [313-2758]
Speakers No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system) N [313-2198]
Office Software (not included in Windows XP) No Productivity Suite – Corel WordPerfect® word processor only COREL [412-0803]
Anti-Virus/Security Suite (Pre-installed) No Security Subscription NS2 [412-0850]
Hardware Warranty 3Yr Ltd Warr,At-Home Service,and HW Warr Support plus Nights and Weekends SQ3OS [412-0359]
[902-4502]
[950-3339]
[950-5462]
[960-6160]
[960-6380]
[983-2207]
[983-2217]
Dial – Up Internet Access 6 Months of America Online Membership Included AOLDHS [412-0687]
[412-0787]
[420-3224]
[420-5256]
Miscellaneous Award Winning Service and Support D51SAP [464-2044]
Operating System Re-Installation CD Genuine Windows® XP Media Center 2005 Edition re-installation CD MCEMED [310-7143]
TV Tuners and Remote Controls Dual TV Tuner + Remote Control – watch one channel while recording another TVT [320-4069]
Dell Digital Entertainment Starter Entertainment Pack -Basic digital Music, Photo, and Casual Gaming SEP [412-0865]

DELL, computer, tablet+pc, vista, windows, windows+vista, ccleaner, media+center, windows+xp

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2 Responses to “New PC while I wait for Vista Tablet”

  1. Nancy said

    Mr. Carpenter,

    Congratulations on your new Dimension E510! If you would like to share any additional feedback about your purchasing experience, I am happy to forward your comments.

    Please feel free to contact me at my email address.

    Nancy
    Dell Customer Advocate
    Email:Customer_Advocate@Dell.com

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